[OS X TeX] Wish for TeXShop : attach custom icon to a given file

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 23 16:04:05 CET 2014

On Feb 23, 2014, at 8:42 AM, seroul <seroul at unistra.fr> wrote:

> Hi,
> LaTeX uses a lot of files.
> Some of them are important (.tex, .sty, .cls, etc.) and others are discardable (.aux, etc.).
> It would be more easier to discriminate visually these files 
> if TeXShop has the possibility to attach an given icon to a 
> given file when saving it.
> Many thanks,
> Raymond Séroul


TeXShop uses a special icon for .tex files and other files, like .sty and .cls files, use the system default document icon.

You don't mention what version of TeXShop and OS X you are using but if you are seeing the a miniature version of the contents of the files in a given folder in Finder open View->Show View Options (Cmd-J) and un-check Icon Preview for the folder where you keep those files. 

If .tex documents are using the default document icon most likely you need to re-build the Launch Services database. You can do this using the appropriate version of Cache Cleaner (e.g., Mavericks Cache Cleaner for OS X 10.9).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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