[texworks] line numbers Merge and text disappears

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 00:20:18 CEST 2011

Hi Johannes,

Yes it happens daily for me still, may be a Qt thing on Windows,
because no one on Mac or Linux has seen it yet.

There are a few quirks appearing in Windows versions only. (Or is it
the Ming cross compile? Anyone building Tw on Windows form sources? I
stopped doing it a while ago.)

If funds came the project's way then may be Stefan should be given an
Xp/Win7 machine!

Like today I accidently opened a TOC via synTeX form preview in screen
two, and the new window bloated out beyond the edges of my main screen
one window (metaphorically speaking!) and I could not even see the
title bar, nor the right edge of the TOC source file window.

For this line number corruption thing, you can, as a workaround, clear
it by un-setting and then re-setting the Line numbers feature in
Format Line Numbers -- worth doing or your edits could get mucked up
if you make any <-- still trying to think that one through :)

Whatever, you will not be able to access the text that is occluded otherwise.


On 29 March 2011 01:10, Johannes Heck <heck.johannes at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I've had a similar problem too right now, [TW 0.4.0 r.759 on Win 7 HP 32bit], reported it at the issue tracker.
> Johannes
> 2011/2/8 Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com>
>> Ok so the problem appeared again ...
>> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13401476/general_images/TeXworks-02-linenumbersMerge_text-dissapears.jpg
>> Using the format menu - turn line numbers off - then turn line numbers on ...
>> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13401476/general_images/TeXworks-03-linenumbersMerge_text-dissapears.jpg
>> I am sure this hadn't happened for a long time under previous versions of Qt with Tw.
>> Put it up as an issue.
>> Paul
>> On 5 February 2011 21:05, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > On 2011-02-04 08:56, Paul A Norman wrote:
>> >> On 3 February 2011 19:56, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>> Strange, I've never seen anything like that before. Is it reproducible?
>> >> Its fickle so far as I can tell yet. Seems more likely to happen to a
>> >> long document.
>> >
>> > Seems we're still only left with fickle bugs nowadays ;).
>> > It's also not document-specific (i.e., if it occurs in a document once,
>> > it also occurs for that doc after restarting Tw), is it?
>> >
>> >>>  And what "lineNumbers=" value does your TeXworks.conf
>> >>> show
>> >> I can not find that file I've looked  everywhere
>> >>
>> >>  - is it the .ini   in <TeXworks>/TUG/TeXworks.ini that is one that is changing?
>> >
>> > Yes. It's called .conf on Linux, sorry for that - I was not quite sure
>> > how it's called on Windows (it's Qt implementation-specific).
>> >
>> >> However are line numbers in the current document meant to disappear
>> >> when you change the preference while in that document(?), because that
>> >> is not happening.
>> >
>> > No. The preferences setting is sort of a default value used, e.g., for
>> > new documents. Once a document has a setting, that is no longer affected
>> > by the preferences. It can be changed in the "Format" menu, though.
>> >
>> >> And is anything of this sort of action stored in TeXworks.ini  with
>> >> the encoded info in it for recent documents?
>> >
>> > I just checked, and indeed it is (src/TeXDocument.cpp, l. 1364). You
>> > should be able to disable the recent file list, however, by setting
>> > maxRecentFiles=0 in TeXworks.ini (though I never tried this).
>> >
>> > HTH
>> > Stefan
>> >

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