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What's new in version 4.44

  • In version 4.35 of TeXShop, Jörg Christian Kirchhof improved the TeXShop "HardWrap" command so it correctly handled comment lines. Shortly after 4.43 appeared, he wrote to complain that his new code had been removed. Possible, since I've been switching between Mojave and Catalina. But in fact his code was present and worked when TeXShop was run inside XCode, but did nothing when TeXShop was compiled to become a stand-alone program. Apple optimized his code out of existence. Kirchhof fixed this, and improved the code to handle another tricky edge case.

  • The Apple Find Bar now works in the console. Activate the main text by clicking in it, and then type command-F. Use the arrow keys to move from item to item. "Find and Replace" is not available because the console text is not editable.

  • I've been using Dark Mode more and more and changed the default coloring scheme for that mode. To obtain it, quit TeXShop. Then go to ~/Library/TeXShop/Themes and rename DarkTheme.plist to something else, perhaps OldDarkTheme.plist. When TeXShop restarts, it will create a new DarkTheme.plist. You still have the old one, renamed, if you prefer your version to mine.

  • I used this opportunity to change two default items in TeXShop Preferences. This will not affect previous users. The default Find method is now the Apple Find Bar. This method is used by more and more programs like Safari, TextEdit, and Word, and users have come to expect it. The OgreKit panel remains the default in Japan.

    I also unchecked "Editor Can Add Brackets" in TeXShop Preferences under the Editor tab. When this item is checked and more than two items are selected in the Source Window, typing {, (, [, or $ places a matched pair of brackets around the selection. This can be useful for users who know about it, but new users (and others) don't like surprises, and interprete them as errors in the code.


Publisher Richard Koch
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Release Date October 31, 2019
Date Added October 31, 2019
Version 4.44


Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite

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License Model Free
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