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Re: [tlaplus] Toolbox 1.5.1 / PDF Internal Viewer on hangs OS X El Capitan

On 04.11.2015 21:38, Steve Glaser wrote:
> Just switched to El Capitan (OS X 10.11.1).
> Ran into two issues:
> 1. Tex moved due to the new protection methods that prevent mortals
> writing to /usr/bin. No big deal, but you have to switch
> /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex
> 2. The internal PDF Viewer appears to hang (beach ball — have to Force
> Quit toolbox). Switching to using the external viewer (Adobe Acrobat DC)
> works fine. The PDF file exists and is viewable even while toolbox is hung.

Hi Steve,

thanks for taking the time to report the two issues. To summarize:

1. Starting with Mac OS X El Capitan, the full path to 'pdflatex' has to
be entered manually into the Toolbox preferences. Depending on the
actual Tex install (e.g. MacPorts, MacTex, ...), the path can be
"/opt/local/bin/pdflatex", "/Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex" or whatever
the Tex distribution defines. We will update the Toolbox documentation

2. The Toolbox's built-in PDF viewer is fundamentally broken on Mac OS
X. Given that Mac OS X ships with a PDF viewer ("Preview") by default,
there is no need to use the built-in PDF viewer anyway. Thus, we will
disable the built-in PDF viewer in the upcoming Toolbox release on Mac OS X.