[OS X TeX] Citation completion in TeXShop

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Fri Dec 24 21:12:01 CET 2010

Hi, Herb,

On Dec 24, 2010, at 06:00 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Dec 23, 2010, at 8:58 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> Two questions:
>> 1. Does the pref setting for "command completion trigger" affect completion for "/cite{" completions?  It appears not, and I'm unsure whether it should.
> No, they are completely separate if you use F5 as the citation completion trigger with BibDesk. Sigh... it appears that Option-Tab is also a trigger for the \cite completion via BibDesk so there might be interference there if you set the Command Completion Trigger to Tab. Unfortunately, the answer is to get used to using F5 for \cite completion.

That is fine with me.  I got a tad confused about who was completing what.

Maybe add this to your "Tips"?

>> 2. I find that if I am filling in a list of citations (in the latest case, using "\nocite{..."), after a while TeXShop switches from showing completions from my .bib file and starts showing me completions from a generic dictionary.  By "after a while", I mean after 6 or 7 of the cite-keys in a row (comma-separated).  Is this expected or known?  If I close the list and start a new one, I am back to getting cite-key completions.
> That appears to be a bug! It happens even if you use F5 and looks like some sort of interaction with Apple's completion mechanism but I'm not sure.

Thanks for looking into this.  I'll file a report with the appropriate authority.


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