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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 3 18:42:35 CET 2013

On Mar 3, 2013, at 11:01 AM, Dilan Fernando <eddfernando at gmail.com> wrote:

> Gary,
> Well I tried that but that doesn't solve my problem.
> But thanks for your answer anyway.
> Dilan
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 9:23 PM, Gary L. Gray <glgray at me.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Gary


I've also never seen this behavior with any version of TeXShop. I'm presently running TeXShop 3.11 unde OS X 10.8.2. Given that it only happens when selecting using the TrackPad it must be a setting there. Do you have double-tap set to a left click?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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