[OS X TeX] TeXShop 3.18 no longer has icons for .tex files
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jun 11 13:20:39 CEST 2013
On Jun 11, 2013, at 1:07 AM, Thomas Rike <tricycle222 at att.net> wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2013, at 4:02 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 8, 2013, at 11:11 PM, Thomas Rike <tricycle222 at att.net> wrote:
>>> I thought I was lucky since I did not have any trouble with 3.14 but now that I updated to 3.18 my .tex files no longer have the LaTeX icon.
>>> I tried everything that I read in the postings for the 3.14 problem with no luck.
>>> 1. Cleaning caches, rebooting, opening TeXSHop, saving a new file. Even the new file is just a plain white rectangle (corner folded).
>>> 2. Rebuilding the launch services database, rebooting, etc.
>>> 3. Use CMD i to getinfo select TeXShop to open the file then Change All, but nothing changes in the icon
>>> 4. I can paste the icon in the getinfo window and then it changes that file, but does not change any of the other .tex files
>>> 5. Deleted all TeXShop.app files from my MacBookPro OS X 10.8.4 and downloaded a new 3.18 from the web. No change.
>>> 5. Rebuilt the launch services database and reverted to default file associations. The .tex files for which I changed the icons (by pasting icons in the getinfo window) now are associated with TextWrangler and those that I have not are TeX source files but have the icon of an executable file for the terminal.
>>> This is driving me nuts. Hope there is something else I can try. I can't paste the icon in 100,000 .tex files that are all over my hard drive with 2,000,000 other files.
>>> Thanks in advance for any thoughts you have. Tom Rike
>> An ongoing problem that seems to strike somewhat randomly! Sigh...
>> How did you rebuild Launch Services? Did you try to do a Safe Boot (Hold the Shift Key down while booting and keep holding it down until the login window appears)? That rebuilds more than Launch Services.
>> The first thing I try is to create a new file on the Desktop before opening one of my Doc folders.
>> I wish there was a single thing but sometimes one thing seems to shake up the OS and sometimes another works and I can't find any consistency.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> Thanks for the reply. I used Cocktail from Maintain. Didn't work, so I tried Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner.app and it didn't work either. Tried the Safe Boot with no luck. Creating a new file gives me the same plain white rectangle. I am not having trouble on my iMac which is still running OS X 10.8.3 (I did not update to 10.8.4) so that may be my problem.
How did you use Mountain Lion Cache Cleaner? I usually do a Light Cleaning but check off Clean the Local, System and all Users cache which should require a full restart. I've had to do that more than once some times when I end up with wierd file associations.
> On the iMac the GetInfo window in the category of kind, a .tex file is classified as "TeX Document." On my laptop in the GetInfo window under kind, a .tex file is classified as "TeX source file." I tried attaching a .tex file and mailing it from the iMac to the MacBookPro. When I attached it the icon is there. When it arrives it no longer has the icon and is now a "TeX source file."
``TeX Document'' is what TeXworks calls a document, TeXShop calls at .tex document a ``TeX File,'' BBEdit calls it a ``TeX document'' and I have no idea what calls it a ``TeX source file.'' Could you try to temporarily zip those up and then rebuild Launch Services?
> It is only cosmetic, but I have become used to quickly identifying files by the icon. Is anyone else using the latest update 10.8.4? It was released on June 4. That may have been when I began losing my icons.
I think it's more than cosmetic! I think the OS is confused about something but I have no idea what that is.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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