[OS X TeX] TeXshop - preview jumping after typeset

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 16:47:52 CET 2008

On Nov 10, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Nov 7, 2008, at 1:29 PM, Warren Nagourney wrote:
>> My concern about speed is in part due to the fact that TeXtures on  
>> both a G5 and the latest Intel Mac takes about 1 second to typeset  
>> the entire TeXbook. I realize that TeXtures is carefully optimized  
>> on both architectures, but my 200 page document takes about 20 to  
>> 30 seconds to typeset. My book is somewhat simpler than the  
>> TeXbook (so far).  The speed is very sensitive to the number of  
>> apps open - with a completely "clean plate" (no apps running), the  
>> typeset time can be a little as 10 seconds or so and this time can  
>> treble if I have a number of apps open. This suggests memory  
>> management issues, which inspired my question about caches or a  
>> ram disk. (I have 1 Gb of ram).
> Howdy,
> Add more RAM. 1GB of RAM will definitely slow your computer because  
> of lots of swapping. I'd use at least 2GB and 4GB if possible.  
> You'll notice the difference right away.

I have a PowerPC G4 (2.1) with "Memory: 768 MB" (I assume this is the  
RAM), Do you think increasing the RAM would also do for me?

Hopeful regards

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