I've set up pdf syncing between Aquamacs and Skim,

    (setq server-use-tcp t)

 '(LaTeX-command "latex -synctex=1")
 '(TeX-view-program-list (quote (("Skim" "/Applications/Skim.app/Contents/SharedSupport/displayline %n %o %b") ("Preview" "open -a Preview.app %o"))))

(setq TeX-source-correlate-method 'synctex)
(add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook 'TeX-source-correlate-mode)

Forward search and pdf syncing work fine, and backward searching was working yesterday. However, today, when I clicked CMD+SHIFT+ClICK in Skim, it does not do backward searching anymore. Does anyone know how to fix it?

  • 2
    You have to select Aquamacs in the preferences for Skim
    – egreg
    Oct 20, 2013 at 17:53
  • Yes Aquamacs is selected in Skim preferences. It was working fine yesterday, today all of a sudden it stopped working. Very strange.
    – ysquared2
    Oct 21, 2013 at 2:27
  • I just found out that in Aquamacs, CMD+SHIFT+CLICK also does forward search, but usually this is done by C-c C-v, right? Is something going wrong here?
    – ysquared2
    Oct 21, 2013 at 4:23
  • Aquamacs has many key combos similar to the “usual” Mac OS X style (CMD-O, CMD-S, and so on). The developers chose to add also CMD+SHIFT+CLICK for the forward search, just because Skim uses the same combo for backward search.
    – egreg
    Oct 21, 2013 at 7:29

1 Answer 1


I think I solved the problem by using custom preferences in Skim.

I changed the command to:


And now the backward search works again!

Thank you all for the help.

  • That was very helpful. I simply set the command to the output of the terminal command which emacsclient, in my case /usr/local/bin/emacsclient.
    – Lenar Hoyt
    Mar 13, 2016 at 15:01

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