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Command + T is not working in TeXShop

The following screen comes out when I press CMD+T in TeXShop. I am using OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan.
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Which version of Lollipop package should be installed on OS X with TeX Live Utility?

I have installed basic TeX distribution (basictex-20150613.pkg) on my OS X 10.11.4. Now I want to install the lollipop package with TeX Live Utility. There is two options (I annotate them with red ...
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TeXShop “Open Recent” menu not working

The "Open Recent" menu in TeXShop is not showing/recording any recent files. Has anyone had (or heard of) this problem before? (Or better yet, know of a solution?) The closest problem/solution I ...
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How to typeset special Apple Mac keyboard symbols?

Is there a standard way to typeset the special symbols of the Apple Mac keyboard? That is, the curly rectangle ⌘ and the others? If there is none, what would you suggest as workarounds?
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TeXstudio + Latexmk won't compile (with OS X): “Error: Could not start command: …”

UPDATE: John reported the bug in the TeXstudio forum, and they fixed it. The development version TeXstudio 2.10.9 (hg 5929:7315f2e5eed3) works, when you change the Latexmk command to "latexmk -pdf ...
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Default to Single Window Mode in TeXShop

Is there a way to ensure that TeXShop always opens in single window mode? EDIT: I've been asked to explain how this is not a duplicate of this question but in truth, I don't see what they have in ...
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How to Run this TikZ video in OS X and Beamer?

Code found here and video here % OS X recommendation 1st code block; use the second for others \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usepackage{media9} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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How do I get a new copy of amsart?

According to the comments and answers to Why is LaTeX replacing 2010 for the math subject classification with 1991?, using an old copy of amsart results in a 1991 Mathematics Subject Classification, ...
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phasor diagram incomplete (now plotting waves)

I need to make some phasor diagrams. I have copy the example from here http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/phasor-diagram/ but in my OSX Im not getting the waves shape (see attached). What am I ...
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How to use the OSX accent menu in TexStudio?

I wonder if it's possible to use the accent menu provided with OSX Yosemite in TeXstudio (2.8.8). Usually in most applications in OSX you'll get an accent menu (see: ...
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Texmaker doesn't export to html (OS X El Capitan)

After upgrading to El Capitan I fixed the configuration and it is working fine. But it does not export to html with the tex4ht option. It yields the following output: "/Library/TeX/texbin/htlatex" ...
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texworks on mac epstopdf or repstopdf not found

I am running texworks on mac and pdflatex to generate pdf. epstopdf used to run fine until i upgraded my mac to the new yosemite. Now I have this problem - ...
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Why this LaTeX-Python not loading Graphics in OS X?

Code [depreciated; see revision 2] which I run with XeLaTeX--shell-escape in TextMate of OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{python} % ...
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What happened to Textures and Bluesky Research?

A few weeks ago, the Bluesky website vanished. I have been unable to find any recent traces on the Internet of either Gordon Lee, who seems to have been the only person left at Bluesky (or, at any ...
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Error: File `xxx-eps-converted-to-pdf' not found

I just updated my Mac OS X to El Capitan 10.11.4 and started having issues converting eps files into pdf. I am using TeXworks and have tried several tricks that did not help at all (update XQuartz, ...
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How to get TeXShop to ignore LaTeX commands when spell checking

TeXShop is showing a spelling error (red dashed underline) for almost every LaTeX command. There must be a way to disable this so I can only check the spelling of my content. Example screenshot:
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LyX document compiled in OSX?

LyX is a wysiwyg LaTeX editor that I find useful to write exercises fast instead of TextMate that I use for long-term projects. So the below shows an exercise that I would like to print as PDF: ...
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Biblatex in Mac [duplicate]

everyone! For a long time, I have been using bibtex for generate bibliography in my docs. Now, i am trying to migrate to biblatex in Mac. I have followed the steps to generate a bibliography, that ...
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Why do I get an empty page before my title page?

Unfortunately, I get two empty pages before my title page. This is a code example: \documentclass[english,12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Mavericks upgrade screwed up my pdflatex (command not found)

so everything was working fine ... until i upgraded to os x mavericks (version 10.9.2) a couple days ago. using emacs version 24.3 (9.0) auctex version 11.87.3 after upgrade, tried to compile and ...
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Accents with El Capitan?

I've just installed my new computer which works with El Capitan. All my older Latex files contained accents (I'm french speaking) and when I typeset these files, it considers the accents as math ...
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knitr not working on LyX after installation of Mac OS X El Capitan

I updated my Mac to OS X El Capitan and knitr doesn't work on it. Before the update everything was fine. Now LyX is saying : "The module knitr requires a package that is not available in your LaTex ...
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Can you have the preview open while writing in TexShop?

I'm new to this and I'm trying to write a document in TexShop. I keep needing to check my work as I go but to do this I have to save my code, close the window, reopen TexShop, then use the Open for ...
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nomencl.ist not found

I'm on osx [MacTex] and I'm trying to use nomencl package. The problem is that: makeindex thesis.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o thesis.nls does not work, printing index file nomencl.ist not found ...
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Adding shell commands to hide LaTeX Aux files after compiling in TeXShop or TexStudio

I run LaTeX under OSX, and I would like to attempt to hide all of the LaTeX helper files from the finder after compiling. It strikes me that the simplest thing to do is not to move them or delete them ...
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completely blank console

I've now reinstalled LaTeX several times on my Mac after upgrading to the El Capitan OS. I read the document on how to change directories and everything seems to be in the proper place. Except when ...
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Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X

I use Inkscape to create graphics which I export to PDFs in order to include them into a LaTeX documents (with \includegraphics and using pdflatex). I didn't notice that there is something wrong until ...
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Bibdesk texpreview fail after adding preamble

BibDesk doesn't allow me to Tex preview my citations after I added the following line to the preamble of my template file: @preamble{"\newcommand{\SortNoop}[1]{}"} (this is the only preamble I ...
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TeXShop compilation issue on Mac OS El Capitan. Complete uninstallation and re-installation did not fix the problem

I am a basic user and sorry if I miss to state some important facts. I have similar problem raised here and also in many other pages. First, I followed the guides by Herbert Schulz, didn't work for ...
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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer [duplicate]

I am trying to use the new colorbrewer library and get the following error: Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/YlOrBr' and I am going to ignore it. \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Reconfiguring TexStudio after upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Texstudio doesn't work for me anymore after updating to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I have the latest version of TexStudio installed (2.10.2). As pointed out by Herbert Schulz, this is due to a change ...
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LyX cannot recognize my MacTex 2015

My LyX system 2.1.3 cannot find my MacTex installation. When I choose Tools -> Tex Information, it appears completely blank. So far I've done the following: Completely removed MacTex 2015 and ...
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Text-text extension for Inkscape in Mac OS X Yosemite

I need to include LaTeX symbols and equations in Inkscape. I believe the text text extension can solve this problem. However I could not see an installation procedure in their website for Mac OS-X. ...
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Application for typing matrices on OSX (or online)

Is there an application (on OSX) where you could create a matrix with the help of a graphical interface and that would produce automatically the corresponding LaTeX code? PS: I would be also ...
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Text selection using shift + direction stopped working after updating my mac to El Capitan

Before updating my Mac to El Capitan I used to select text via pressing shift + arrows. After updating it doesn't work. What happened? Already tried to remove texStudio and install it again. It did ...
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El Capitan Texmaker “could not start command”

As so many people I have problems since updating to El Capitan. I'm using TexMaker and MacTex, I downloaded the newest version of both (so the /Library paths are already in the default setting of ...
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Problems with pdf compiler unavailable and document class {article}

I currently have some problems with my Lyx on the new version of Mac OS X (the version just right before the El Captain). These problems are: When I go into the Documents -> Settings -> Document ...
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Flashmode help needed

I'm using Flashmode with Texshop on my Mac. It works very well. One irritating thing is: The compiled file flashes every time a new compilation is made. Is there a way to stop it? Thanks for your ...
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Open two separate windows for preview in TeXShop

I am using TeXShop on a Mac. Sometimes, I wish to have two separate previews window for my output pdf so that I can look at, for example, page 23, when I edit page 12. I know there is a small button ...
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Having trouble getting SageTeX working

According to the Make SageTeX known to TeX, the preferred way to let TeX know about SageTeX is to copy the tex folder found at SAGE_ROOT/local/share/texmf/tex (which in my OS X case is ...
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font() pen only works once, then falls back to default font

I'm trying to draw a bunch of labels with a custom font, installed in ~/Library/Fonts. To do this, I create a pen using font() and then use that pen with label(): pen font_pen = font("DejaVuSans", ...
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How to install the algorithmic environment in Mac OS for use with LyX?

I'm trying to install the algorithmic environment in a Mac laptop with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and the MacTeX-2015 distribution. I want to use it with LyX. The documentation pdf says that: The ...
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Location of spelling dictionary in TeXShop on El Capitan

I was doing a spell check in TeXShop 3.58 and accidentally clicked on "Learn" for a word that isn't a word ("subalfgebra", in case you're wondering). I'd like to fix this by editing the dictionary ...
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“pdflatex: command not found” error after updating to El Captain [duplicate]

There are some related problems with some corresponding solutions around but I would like to have a solution to my particular problem. I have used latex/tex mostly with the front-end TexMaker, and ...
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“ö ü ä ß” in Latex (Mac, German, TeXShop) [closed]

It sounds simple but I have a really heavy issue with the "ö ü ä ß" in Latex. I use a template from my university, i have a mac and i use TeXShop if that matters. Within there is a packages.tex with ...
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Biber Problem in OSX: why references not compiled? [closed]

[Update] This is solved thanks to Adam Liter's contribution in chat. This is summarised to a community answer below. I cannot understand why the references do not get compiled. I am running Yosemite ...
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How to compile on a Mac after upgrade to Maverick (OS 10.9.2)

When I try compiling a document after upgrading to Maverick, I get the following error: "Can't find required tool. /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. TeXShop is a front end for TeX, but you also ...
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svg package failing to find svg files

I am trying to get the svg package working on an OSX system. If I use inkscape to save the *.svg files as *.pdf and *.pdf_tex, then the sample file from this question works fine: ...
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Could not start the command. “pdflatex” -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex [duplicate]

I am using MAC OSX, I installed TexMaker recently, I get this error when I try to Quick Build, how do I resolve this issue. For further details, ask in comments.