[OS X TeX] El Capitan news

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Aug 13 19:17:49 CEST 2015

> On Aug 13, 2015, at 11:51 AM, Vamos, Peter <P.Vamos at exeter.ac.uk> wrote:
> George, thanks for the picture. I should have added that I am still on Yosemite. Ideally, should I see the new, circular, app icon rather than the icon with the Lion we both see?
> I have written on this in this forum before and since no-one could explain the phenomena I am observing (essentially that the problem of the missing/wrong icon is dependent on some attribute of the enclosing folder) I may warm this up and re-post. 
> However, before you get your hopes up too high I should add that I also suggested a possible solution which Gary did try (thank you) and reported that it didn’t work for him.
> Peter


The icon for .tex files under TeXShop is supposed to be the one with the lion. It should NOT be the circular app icon.

However, sometimes the OS seems to have a mind of its own and makes the icon that of some other application that can open .tex (text) files. Sometimes it was possible to have the OS rebuild the database that makes the association of file with icon to fix that. More recently that trick has stopped working and I had all icons as the BBEdit icon for text files even though double clicking the file still opened it in TeXShop. To at least give the files a unique icon I've been using the QLColorCode.qlgenerator which creates a QuickLook preview icon with the TeXShop icon in the background behind a facsimile of the text on the first page of the document along with the word TEX at the bottom.

If El Capitan fixes this problem I'd be grateful.

The .tex file icon from TeXShop is

Really beautiful!

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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