[OS X TeX] Command completion troubles

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Aug 27 21:31:08 CEST 2014

On Aug 27, 2014, at 2:14 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:

> With respect to my settings. Checking «Source -> Key Bindings -> Toggle On/Off» I see that the 
> «Toggle On/Off» part is checkmarked.
> Looking in «TeXShop -> Preferences -> Source -> Command Completion Triggered By:» I find that «Escape Key» is active.
> The two settings above have been that way forever, a long time!!, I think.
> With respect to command completion: Relative your example \sec. In a source file which is active and performing well, I type
> \sec
> with a blank line above, as shown, then press the `Trigger’, which is the ESC key, and nothing happens. The behaviour used to be as you described. I get the same `no action’ response with
> \benu  «press trigger» 
> So somewhere, somehow I must have disabled command completion, but where would that have been done?
> Thanks for your always helpful advice.
> don green dragon
> fergdc at shaw.ca


There is no toggle for Command Completion since it takes an active press of the trigger to engage it.

Please Quit TeXShop, Open ~/Library/TeXShop and move the CommandCompletion folder to the Desktop and finally Open TeXShop again. Then try to open a new file, place


at the start of a line and press the trigger (Esc in your case) key. If nothing happens please send me a copy of the CommandCompletion.txt file found in ~/Library/TeXShop/CommandCompletion.

Please remember that ~/Library is the Library folder in you HOME folder (NOT /Library which is the Library folder at the base of your Hard Drive). Under OS X 10.7 and later ~/Library is hidden by default. To Open it Click on the Go Menu in Finder and press the Opt key so that the new Library item shows in the menu.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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