[TxMt] LaTeX - opening PDFs

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 14:58:42 UTC 2008

On Jan 12, 2008, at 4:56 AM, Robin Houston wrote:

> On 11/01/2008, Brad Miller <bonelake at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Before I apply and commit this patch I would like to know how many
>> people have a problem.  I cannot reproduce the failure to activate
>> problem on my powerbook running 10.5.1.
> Try it with TeXShop as the viewer, rather than Skim. It seems to be a
> quirk of Skim that the document window jumps to the front when it's
> refreshed, and doesn't happen with the other previewers. Also, I think
> I've seen cases where it doesn't happen with Skim, though I can't
> reproduce it now so my memory might be mistaken.
> Having said that, I personally prefer the UNpatched behaviour, where
> the refreshed document window pops up so it's immediately behind the
> Typeset and View window. It makes it easier to see both the source and
> the document at once, even if there are lots of windows open both in
> TextMate and in the viewer app. So I'd be happy for the patch not to
> be applied: it depends what the intended behaviour is.

I think we should leave it as is, i.e. not activate the viewer by  
default, and add a "bring viewer to front" preference for it. I'm  
guessing people with double screens etc would rather have focus stay  
with TM.
> Robin

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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