[OS X TeX] TeXShop 3.18 no longer has icons for .tex files

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Jun 12 05:36:50 CEST 2013

On Jun 11, 2013, at 19:37 , Thomas Rike <tricycle222 at att.net> wrote:

> but when I open the same file that I emailed to my MacBookPro where it has no icons on .tex files give
> $ mdls /Users/trike/Desktop/MathClubSummer2012a.tex 
> kMDItemContentType             = "com.barebones.bbedit.tex-source"
> .... 
> kMDItemKind                    = "TeX source file"
> I have tried rebuilding launch services database in several ways even setting defaults (which gives my assigns TextWrangler to open with .tex files). Changing to TeXShop.app and then Change All does not work. Is there somewhere in the archives that tells how change to metadata to reflect TeXShop.

When two applications declare the same UTI for a given tag (tag == extension), Launch Services chooses one of them somehow. As far as I know, the user has no control over this; Apple's heuristic is opaque, and they refuse to deal with the problem.

One thing you might try is deleting or zipping all copies of TextWrangler and BBEdit, then rebuilding the LS database. Set TeXShop to be the default for .tex files using Finder, and who knows, maybe the icons will stick after reinstalling TextWrangler.


More information about the macostex-archives mailing list