[OS X TeX] TS opens multiple copies of same root and PDF

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Apr 22 13:30:11 CEST 2016

> On Apr 22, 2016, at 5:57 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at icloud.com> wrote:
> TS (3.61) seems to open multiple copies of the same file. I’m working with a root file that calls six chapters by \includefile. Each chapter is connected to the root file by a %!TEX root command. All source files are in the same folder. I select in the finder all the source files and double-click to open them simultaneously. TS opens all the source files plus *two* copies of the PDF. The second copy is  opened if I have selected a chapter and the root file. If I select only the root file or only chapters, TS opens only one PDF. This happened reproducibly.  
> I was then able to open a second copy of the source file (screenshot): with all source files selected in the finder, I double-clicked on the source file, which caused TS to open a second copy. This doesn’t happen when I double-click on a chapter.
> Given that I use root files a lot, it surprises me that I only noticed this now.
> Themis
> <Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 6.45.18 AM.png>


Open the Misc tab of TeXShop->Preferences. In the Project Root File section uncheck `Miniaturize the opened root window'. Leave the `Open root file automatically on opening a child' checked. Hopefully that will fix the problem.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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