[OS X TeX] TeXShop Feature Request

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Sat Mar 7 22:50:14 CET 2009

On 07.03.2009, at 14:10, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Mar 7, 2009, at 7:53 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> Howdy,
>>> Windows for both Preview and Source as far as I'm concerned. I  
>>> always want both in (at least partial) view. Adding tabs takes  
>>> away from space for text.
>> I agree but then I have two screens.
>> However, we don't all have large screen(s), so how about giving  
>> the choice to the user in the Preferences?
>> Regards
>> --schremmer
> Howdy,
> I've got a 15inch diagonal screen on my MacBook Pro and even though  
> the Preview and Source windows overlap I'd never want tabs for  
> them. Even the Console or Log shouldn't be in a tab since I want to  
> see those windows along with the Source window even if they must  
> overlap. In general I think tabs are a bad idea in this situation  
> and they also uselessly take up limited space on my smallish screen.
> Of course you can Preferences for all sorts of stuff but that just  
> makes the Application more complex to set up and use as well as  
> maintain since the possible combinations of choices increases  
> factorially.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

I second Herb's view on this. Even though I am on a 12'' iBook screen  
I don't see the point in tabbing the pdf and the source. How would  
you syncing expect to work in such a setting? Automatic switch of tab?
My favorite editor Aquamacs (I know, I just qualified my vote for the  
future of TeXShop but for what it's worth, it is my 2nd most used  
editor) has tabs and I use them only to open the master and the input  
file in tabs of the same frame. This is nice. Pdf preview and source  
should be kept apart.


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