[OS X TeX] TexShop macro problems on Mojave

Richard Koch koch at uoregon.edu
Wed Nov 21 16:30:15 CET 2018


Yesterday I was involved in other matters and just skimmed this thread.

Maybe I can help and maybe not (to paraphrase the President). TeXShop has two ways to run Apple scripts. It can run them directly from TeXShop and it can run them from a second (internal) app called ScriptRunner.

To modernize applescript for Mojave, an extra item needs to be added to the program's Info.plist. This item is a string which will be placed in the dialog asking for permission to do security-related applescript tasks. 

This item has been in TeXShop's Info.plist since version 4.08. However, it is NOT in Script Runner's Info.plist. I just fixed this in the sources, but the fix is not in 4.17. So on Mojave, an Applescript which uses ScriptRunner might run into trouble.

Dick Koch

> On Nov 21, 2018, at 6:26 AM, M. Tamer Özsu <ozsut at mac.com> wrote:
> Thanks Herb. Just to close the loop:
> - On my MacBook Pro where I upgraded from High Sierra to Mojave, TeXShop is under the Automation tab in Privacy.
> - On my new MacMini which came with Mojave and I did a clean install of everything, it is not.
> Weird indeed.
> ==Tamer

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