[OS X TeX] Full screen split view with TeX and pdf on El Capitan

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 1 14:45:55 CEST 2015

> On Oct 1, 2015, at 6:02 AM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Maybe this has been discussed already, but this feature seems to work reasonably well to create a non-distracting environment for TeX-writing - just hold down the green dot on the source window, place it on the left, and then select the pdf window to have it on the right. 
> You get a full screen split view with only your tex source and your pdf output - zero distractions.
> In my limited testing, it seems to work pretty nicely - except for the console window. I had it set to appear always, and this way we get an ugly switch out and immediately back into full screen.
> I just changed the preferences so it only appears when an error occurs. I can live with that.
> I think I will use this quite a lot. What do you think?
> Luis Sequeira


I'm having a hard time picturing what you are describing. Are you just putting the Source window to the left of your screen and the Preview window to the right and adjusting their size? Are you using TeXShop or some combination of Editor and Previewer (e.g., BBEdit and Skim)? If you're using a recent TeXShop have you tried Single Window Mode (Window->Use One Window) and blow it up Full Screen.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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