[OS X TeX] TeXShop failing to become front application and other strange behaviour

amunn at gmx.com amunn at gmx.com
Sun Mar 19 18:51:36 CET 2023

On 3/19/23 at 13:33, Herbert Schulz via MacOSX-TeX wrote:

> > On Mar 19, 2023, at 11:50 AM, Alan Munn <amunn at gmx.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Hi, since the past few updates to TeXShop, I'm having trouble with TeXShop failing to become the front application when switching to TeXShop from another application using Command-Tab. And even if I click on an open window of a compiled document, only that window is accessible. Using Command-` to cycle through open windows doesn't work, nor does Command-1 to switch to the source of the open PDF. Even when the top menu bar appears, it doesn't work properly: clicking on a menu just causes the top element to be greyed but the menu itself doesn't drop down. Clicking again causes the menu to appear only to instantly disappear again. The only thing that reliably brings the application back to partially normal behaviour is to start opening a file using Command-O and then cancelling the open. This brings all the open windows back and then everything works almost as normal except menu item choosing which is still wonky. I thought this might have had something to do with tabbed vs. !
>  non-tabbe
>  d windows, but switching to non-tabbed windows hasn't changed the effect.
> >   I'm running TeXShop 5.12 on an Intel Mac running OS 12.6.3 (Monterey).
> >   Has anyone else experienced similar issues?
> >   Alan
> > 
> >   --
> > Alan Munn
> > amunn at gmx.com
> Howdy,
> Hmmm... I just tested this out and everything seems to work fine here. I'm using TeXShop 5.12 but under macOS Ventura 13.2.1.
> The first thing you should try is to re-boot because I suspect almost all of those features come at OS level frameworks.

This is a recurring problem and initially things do work so restarting isn’t really a solution. I wonder if certain OS level things now work differently with Ventura and are causing problems with older versions of the OS. 


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