[OS X TeX] Artifacts in preview window

"�� Gary L. Gray" gray at psu.edu
Fri Aug 8 18:19:12 CEST 2014

On Aug 8, 2014, at 1:21 AM, Warren Nagourney <wna at u.washington.edu> wrote:

> I am running the latest everything (TeXshop 3.38 and OS X 10.9.4) on a mid 2013 MacBook pro retina and have recently noticed faint artifacts in the preview window. They are fine and faint lines which scroll with the text and can be removed by closing the preview window and re-typesetting. Has anyone else seen this?
> In an unrelated area, my Macbook has recently become somewhat unstable. After a year of no crashes at all, I am now getting a complete freeze every couple of weeks. While using TeXshop on my book today, the session suddenly quit, forcing me to re-login. Usually, everything (including the mouse pointer and clock) just freezes, requiring a reboot. I am hoping it is not a hardware issue (I don't have Applecare). Sorry for the off topic query.

I occasionally see the artifacts you describe with all recent versions of TeXShop going back some years on a very stable (knock on wood) mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro. As Herb mentioned, this is almost certainly an interaction between PDF Kit and graphics hardware on these machines.


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