[OS X TeX] how to handle window-mania?

Stephan Hochhaus stephan at yauh.de
Thu Oct 14 11:49:54 CEST 2004


Hello list,

I am a happy TeXShopper who mostly has to work on multiple documents at 
the same time. If I have 3 files open (e.g. a presentation, a 
manuscript and maybe another inspirational document) I end up having 9 
windows (source, output and console) flying around my screen. This is a 
little confusing and trying to locate the appropiate window (I dislike 
going to the window menu) takes some time and moving around.

How do you handle open windows when there's more than one window open?

As far as things looked, iTeXMac uses the same three window approach. 
So I already thought about asking Dick to expand TeXShop's 
functionality to make life easier for me, but so far I have not found a 
better way to handle open files. I dislike the idea of having to switch 
tabs in order to see my preview/source. Maybe the windows of the same 
"project" could become magnetic and stick to each other. but then 
again: sometimes I like to view the preview of one document and the 
source of another. Perhaps the console could be attached to the 
editor-window? So many possibilities, but I fear none of them will 
eventually make my work more efficient, so all suggestions are very 
much welcome.

Stephan

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