[OS X TeX] El Capitan experiences

Richard Seguin riseguin at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 2 21:15:03 CEST 2015

I just updated to El Capitan and also lost some mail. All of my mailboxes were intact except for the Inbox and Sent boxes, which were empty. I finally found the old Inbox and Sent boxes in the V3 subfolder of the Mail folder in my personal Library. I could tell that the Sent box was correct because Get Info indicated that it was huge in size. So, I selected Import Mailboxes under the Mail File menu, Selected Import data from Apple Mail*, clicked the Continue button, and then selected the Sent box that contained the old stuff. I repeated with the Inbox. They were put into “Import” mailboxes that appeared in Mail. Then I had to select and drag the contents of each to the respective Inbox and Sent boxes. I was sweating for a while, and the solution was painful, but I seem to have gotten all my old messages back. I don’t know why they put me through this torture.

Also, every time I try sending mail, it asks me for my iCloud ID. I’ve never set up iCloud, don’t use it, and don’t want to use it. I’m not sure how to turn this off.

* Selecting Files in box format does not work. I tried it. You have to use Apple Mail format.

Richard Séguin

> On Oct 2, 2015, at 12:04 PM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> I've now installed El Capitan on two different machines. There are some problems I've run into that led me to revert to Yosemite.
> 1. Apple's Mail program causes some grief. Mailboxes are in some cases duplicated during conversion to El Capitan---an easily fixed but irritating issue. Much more serious is the disappearance of all (tens of thousands) messages from my main account. In addition, no connection to my incoming POP server or my outgoing SMTP server seems possible via Mail. 
> 2. A number of programs I value are compromised---Default Folder, TotalFinder (a Finder extension) among them.
> 3. TeXShop 3.54 changed behavior after the update to El Capitan. The preview window now renders text too heavily, and, when using the magnifier in the preview window (the one that magnifies a part of the window, not the entire window) the result is now essentially unreadable, with very low-resolution bitmaps being displayed instead of a re-rendering of part of the pdf at higher resolution. (On both machines, System Preferences/General/Use LCD font smoothing ... is not checked.)
> So, be sure to make a bootable backup before trying El Capitan.
> Michael
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