[OS X TeX] Skim and the Apple Remote (slightly OT)
lfsequeira at gmail.com
Thu May 15 15:10:40 CEST 2008
Sorry if this is well known, but I just accidentally found this, so I
am passing it on: Skim can make use of the Apple Remote *without
For those of us who us who make our own presentations in LaTeX, being
able to use our very own Apple Remote is quite handy.
Ever since I first got my MBP, I used to rely on Mira to define the
adequate profiles for TeXShop or Adobe Reader so that I could use the
remote on talks and classes.
Mira has not been updated for a while and has issues under Leopard, so
I was (reluctantly) testing RemoteBuddy as a possible alternative.
FWIW, RemoteBuddy and Mira are very different in their approach to the
same thing: making the Apple Remote available to control any
application you want. Mira is very simple and mac-like and does not
get in your way; RemoteBuddy can do anything and everything, but it is
far more complex to setup and use.
When testing back and forth I suddenly realized that Skim was
adequately capturing the button presses on my remote, even when RB was
not on... it turns out this is a documented feature of the software,
but AFAICT not many people seemed to know about it.
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