[OS X TeX] TeXShop Feature Request

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 23:16:09 CET 2009

On Mar 7, 2009, at 4:50 PM, Alex Hamann wrote:

> 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.

How about letting each use decide by setting a switch in the  


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