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

Gary L. Gray gray at psu.edu
Thu Jun 13 04:00:58 CEST 2013

On Jun 12, 2013, at 9:39 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> The more I see the more confused I get...
> Is there any difference about when these documents were last edited? Now that I look I see that the original item had it's kMDItemContentCreationDate in 2010 so org.tug.tex would be correct.
> When TeXShop re-added the internal TeX.mdimporter (3.18?) I first removed the old one I had manually placed in ~/Library/Spotlight. Then checked that TeXshop's TeX.mdimporter was being used by running `mdimport -L` and making sure the it is on the list.


> I then forced a complete rebuild of the meta-data database (this can take some time) by going to System Preferences->Spotlight->Privacy, adding the root drive (Macintosh HD?) to the list and approving the change (this removes the old database) and then removing it from the list and approving the change again. I'm sure there is a way to do it using mdimport but that's what I did.


> Of course, I always make a backup before doing anything like this... just in case!


I will report back any interesting findings -- assume I can find any.


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