[texworks] Mac OS X: request for testing

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 15:24:02 CET 2016

Hi Stefan, and Herb,

Yes, I am using MacOS X El Capitan and I was aware of the necessity to change the path for access to the binaries of MacTex by setting it to


but I think it would be more convenient if TeXWorks could set this automatically, or at least ask the user whether he wants it to be set.
Once this is done, all the engines seem to work on the test files I tried (except ConTeXt mkii, but this must be due to my installation of TeXLive 2015).

On my Mac, TeXWorks is sitting in the folder Applications.
All Command combinations shortcuts (X, W, Z, V, C, for cutting, closing, undoing, pasting and copying) work fine, apart from the one I mentioned previously, Command-Q for quitting.

Best regards: OK

> On 03 Mar 2016, at 15:12, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Otared,
> On 03.03.2016 01:34, Otared Kavian wrote:
>> Just downloaded the new build: it works fine when viewing the two PDF files you mentioned in your first e-mail.
> Thanks for testing :).
>> However, when one closes all files, it is impossible to quit TeXWorks with the usual Command-Q… 
>> Is this a bug, or just a trick to let TeXWorks open all the time :-)
> Yes, this is a bug (i.e., not intended ;)). Do other shortcuts
> (Cmd+C/Cmd+V for copy/paste, Cmd+T for typesetting) work?
>> Also TeXWorks does not find automatically my installation of MacTeX (contrary to what TeXShop does).
> May I ask where it is installed (i.e., which path does TeXShop use)?
> AFAIK, there have been some changes with where MacTeX installs/links
> files on recent Mac OS X, so the default search paths in Tw will
> probably need updating...
> Thanks,
> Stefan

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