[texworks] TeXworks 0.4.0 GUI

Helge Kruse Helge.Kruse-nospam at gmx.net
Sun Mar 27 14:20:26 CEST 2011

Am 27.03.2011 12:23, schrieb Stefan Löffler:
> I also tested it on Win 7 (64bit) now (the system is pretty much
> "as-bought" as I don't use it normally), and everything behaved as
> expected. That is:
>   * with 0.4.0-r759, the combo box had a "normal size" (comparable to the
> one on XP). When I added or removed very long names, the combo box size
> didn't change. When I restarted Tw, it was initialized correctly, however.
>   * with 0.5-r765, I experienced the same behavior as above, with the
> only difference that now the combo box did resize when long items were
> added or removed.
> So, all in all, it seemed to work as it should.
That's good. Thanks for testing. Unfortunately this does not imply that 
it now works at my PC.

> Do you have any special configuration (font sizes, themes, ...)? Or are
> you working on a very small screen (such that the toolbar doesn't fit
> completely)? Can you post a screenshot?
It looks like this:  http://dj1na.gmxhome.de/tex/TW-r765.png
I have changed the background picture. I am not aware that I changed any 
font size or similar.

>> When I install it in the "Virtual XP Mode" (That's a VM to support old
>> Win7-incompatible software), the combo box has a reasonable size.
>> But there's a surprise: The list of tools is different:
>>    LaTeXmk, pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeTeX, XeLaTeX, ConteXt (MKII), XeConTeXt
>> (MKII), BibTeX, MakeIndex
>> You can compare this with the list above.
> This list (with the "(MKII)") looks like the latest default list. So it
> seems that in this compatibility mode, the settings are stored in a
> different location.
Of course. "Compatibility mode" is a bad name for a XP caged in a VM.

 > You can use the "Scripts>  Scripting TeXworks>  Show
> Scripts Folder" menu item to locate the resource folder (or, more
> precisely, its "scripts" subfolder). Can you check if that is the same
> in "native" (i.e., Win 7) and "virtual XP" modes?
Yes, I can. It's a different location (on a different file system).

Since the location differs, we can compare the content of the TeXworks 
The old r514:    http://dj1na.gmxhome.de/tex/TeWworks-514.7z
The new in Win7: http://dj1na.gmxhome.de/tex/TeWworks-765Win7.7z
The new in XP:   http://dj1na.gmxhome.de/tex/TeWworks-765XP.7z

> I didn't use the installer, but I did use the compatibility settings
> (from the Properties dialog). There, the configurations etc. didn't
> change, only the windows/widgets looked different (legacy style).
Do you mean you changed something of this dialog?

I have also VS2008 installed. So I could dig into the code when a PDB is 
available. But there is no QT dev support installed.

Best regards,

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