[OS X TeX] Once more: TeXShop wishlist

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at cox.net
Fri Jun 3 12:05:17 CEST 2005

Let me make it clear that I love TeXShop dearly and cannot imagine  
civilized life without it. I use it for all of my TeX work, and I do  
**everything** in TeX. That said, there are some remaining niggles  
that I would like to put forward.

1. The Console -- why is it necessary to mouse around for the console  
window for the document currently being typeset? Yes, I know that I  
can cycle through **all** the windows currently open in TeXShop, but  
that gets tedious and error-prone if you have four or five documents  

2. Magnify/reduce -- this desperately needs a keyboard shortcut;  
mousing-around should not be necessary to get this to happen.

3. Log files -- is it absolutely necessary to generate log files  
**all the time?** There should be a preference to turn this off --  
after all, that is what the console is for, and it it irritating to  
generate useless files that accumulate and that must be cleaned up  
periodically. Yes, I know that you can cleanup the files for the  
current document, and that is fine as long as you remember to do it,  
but why be forced to do that in the first place? The log file serves  
little or no purpose: it is not like a LaTeX aux file that is  
generated to be reused if necessary.

Again, I love the program, but having used it a lot, I find some  
aspects of it less than ideal -- which the rest of the program is to  
my mind.
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