[OS X TeX] TexShop Pref re console not working/sticking

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 26 22:24:11 CET 2014

On Feb 26, 2014, at 2:52 PM, Peter Teeson <peter.teeson at icloud.com> wrote:

> On Feb 25, 2014, at 10:01 PM, Peter Teeson <peter.teeson at icloud.com> wrote:
>> OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, MacTex 2013 May 30 package.
>> There is a TeXShop 3.26 preference to set the Console to only show on error.
>> I changed the default setting from "always"  to "show only on error" but the console always appears.
>> This is even after I have closed that window.
>> What could I be doing wrong?
>> Thanks
>> Peter
> Well well well in fact here's what's happening.
> Since I have a 30" Cinema Display I sized the Source and Preview windows to fill most of that main screen and why I incorrectly 
> assumed the console window had disappeared. In fact it was hidden behind the other two.
> But I happen to have 2 screens and moved the Console window to the secondary one and left the Source and Preview on the main one.
> No matter what,  the console window is always shown on the secondary.
> However if I place the console window on the main screen, where it usually sits behind the other two, and then make an error
> the console window is brought to the front. Closing it and removing the error leaves it behind the other two.
> No big deal.
> Peter


I think that's correct behavior; the console window remains inactive. i.e., behind any active windows, unless there is an error. That doesn't mean it never appears.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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