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I am using Texmaker to write my thesis. Whenever I make a mistake, let's say misspell a command, the program stops working. It means I have to restart Texmaker. It so frustrating.

I was wondering if someone has some idea for the reason.


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Hi Amir. Welcome to TeX.SX! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. What version of Texmaker are you using? Does it stop when compiling or right after you typed the misspelled command? – hpesoj626 Jul 19 '13 at 22:15
Huh? Can you elaborate on that? If LaTeX encounters a mistyped macro sequence it will stop or ask the user. TeXmaker should not be influenced by this but rather should catch that LaTeX has encountered a problem. – Qrrbrbirlbel Jul 19 '13 at 22:16
Was it taking too long to compile? An MWE will tell us a lot of things about this problem, e.g., if there are infinite loops or the like. :) – hpesoj626 Jul 19 '13 at 22:19
Is it because the compiling program loses response? Next time this happen, try the "stop process" button (little red cross) on the left of log window. It should help. – Francis Jul 19 '13 at 23:36
Thanks everybody, Francis's suggestion solved my problem. I really appreciated. you saved me a lot of time. – Amir Jul 20 '13 at 6:33

If the compiling process loses response, simply hit the "stop process" button (little red cross) on the left side of Messages/Log window, the compiling process will immediately stop.

The computer I am using doesn't have Texmaker installed so I will use a screen shot from Texmaker official site to demonstrate:

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