[texshop] What does F5 do?

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Fri Oct 12 17:00:49 CEST 2018

> On Oct 12, 2018, at 10:37 AM, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at icloud.com> wrote:
>> Le 12 Oct 2018 à 13:42, Stephen Moye <stephenmoye at mac.com> a écrit :
>> I use F3, F4 and F6 quite a bit. Every once in a while, by accident, I hit F5 and get a dropdown list of random words (not most recently used even) -- unless I'm careful and do Command-Z, the dropdown text becomes a part of the text. I have TeXShop Preferences>Editor>BibDesk Completions turned OFF. Is there a Mac OS system thing going on here? 
> Based on a couple of random Google hits
> https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/139704/autocomplete-for-macos
> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/334600/mac-os-sierra-auto-complete-not-working-in-texshop
> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/27337020/how-to-disable-words-autocomplete-when-pressing-f5-or-esc-in-macos-yosemite-el-c
> https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3675003
> it seems the F5 autocompletion trigger is an OS-wide Cocoa thing, not something specific to TeXShop.
> That said, I would have expected it to be customizable in either of
> System Prefs > Keyboard > Text
> System Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts
> but I can't find it there.

I looked there too and came up empty.

There is mention in "TeXShop Tips & Tricks" (section 2.5) about BibDesk auto completions, but as I have that turned off, I am beginning to suspect (as you suggested) that this is some invasive (if invisible) Cocoa nonsense.


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