[OS X TeX] Another Experimental TeXShop 3.12

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 18 22:36:39 CEST 2012

On Oct 18, 2012, at 3:09 PM, Joe Heafner <heafnerj at gmail.com> wrote:

>> On Oct 17, 2012, at 7:51 PM, Joe Heafner <heafnerj at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I just experimented with TeXShop 3.12 under 10.8.2 and like with 3.x, I can't get anything but generic document icons to display. TeXShop doesn't seem to honor the option to not hide a file's .tex extension, always leaving it off when I save a new file. TeXShop always seems to save files as plain text files rather than as TeX files. I've had these problems for well over a year. Version 3.12 does seem to fix the issue I've had with not being able to clear previously opened files from application expose even though I can clear the File -> Open Recent menu entries.
>> 1)As far as the Icon problem is concerned... have you used Onyx (the version for your OS) to rebuild the LaunchServices database? That usually clears up that problem although a reboot directly afterwards may help (how I dislike saying things like that!).
> Yes I have. No change.
>> 2)Where are you not seeing the .tex extension? If in Finder windows please make sure you check the Finder->Preferences->Advanced->Show all filename extensions option.
> I have that pref turned off because there are some files for which I don't want (or need) to see the extension. TeXShop should honor the checkbox in its save dialogs when not overridden by Finder's preferences.


First, I'm using 3.11.

What check box in the Save Dialog? I see a popup menu item where I can choose `TeX Document' and then I see the .tex extension shown in the text box where the file name is shown. Unless you set that Finder preference the Finder won't show the extension in a Finder window.

>> 3)If you are using OS X 10.8 make sure you have the Close windows when quitting an application option checked in System Preferences->General. If the file is an unsaved file it will open automatically no matter what your setting. Under OS X 10.7 the option is stated in a different manner but it's there. PS: I'm not sure what you mean by ``application expose''.
> To activate application exposé, click and hold on an application's dock icon OR use the gesture specified in System Preferences -> Trackpad -> More Gestures (downward four finger swipe by default) and that application's current and previously opened windows appear. If that application has no currently open windows, File -> Open Recent -> Clear Menu is supposed to clear all previously opened windows/files. Right now, TeXShop isn't doing that. I can force it to by clearing my application cache with Onyx and logging out and logging back in (or restarting).
> Joe Heafner
> Sent from one of my Macs

Ah... now I see what you mean. I have never used that so never noticed that it was even there. I wonder if that is OS related rather than controlled by the application.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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