[OS X TeX] Deleting a piece of text on texshop editor -issue

Gary L. Gray glgray at me.com
Sun Mar 3 04:23:25 CET 2013

On Mar 2, 2013, at 8:57 PM, Dilan Fernando <eddfernando at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use Texshop to typeset my documents. But I have a bit of a 
> problem when I want to delete some piece of text. Let's say
> if I want to delete a whole paragraph and then I choose the
> whole paragraph by selecting the whole thing by dragging
> my finger on my trackpad ( I am using a Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion
> and the latest version of TexShop) and then hit the delete key. But 
> the paragraph does not get deleted until I tap the trackpad again. I understand that
> this is a minor issue, but this is so annoying.
>  I tried the same with other text editors I have and I have no such issues.  
> Also, if I do the same without using my trackpad, (instead select the 
> piece of text I want to delete using shift+arrow keys and hit delete 
> key then everything gets deleted without a problem. No such issues whatsoever.
> What am I doing wrong here? Is this a bug? Can anyone please help?.
> Thanks so much for your time.

I have never seen this in TeXShop on any of my MacBook Pros. You may have a trackpad gesture turned on that is causing this to happen. Head to System Preferances > Trackpad and mess with some of the settings there.

I hope this helps.


More information about the macostex-archives mailing list