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Background:

I just got a new Mac and would like to set up TeXShop so that it behaves identical as it did on my older computer. As I don't want to transfer any old things that I no longer use on the older Mac, I did a fresh install on my new Mac of TeXLive 2018.

As I have custom Engines, Macros and Stationary I copied over the following from the older computer to the new computer:

  • ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines
  • ~/Library/TeXShop/Macros
  • ~/Library/TeXShop/Stationery

The custom Engines, Macros and Stationary work just fine. As I don't recall manually setting up other things, I did not copy over the other folders in ~/Library/TeXShop. However some things don't quite work the same. The most annoying things I have noticed so far are:

  • The shortcuts I use to indent/unindent Command-[/Command-] are missing
  • A file is not autosaved (requires me to either typeset or manually save it).

But, I don't know if this is the complete list in that there might be other things that don't quite work the same.

Question:

  • What files need to be copied over from an older TeXShop (which works the way I like) to get a new install on a new computer to work the same.

Notes:

  • Both are running MacOS 10.13.4 (High Sierra)
  • Both are using TeXShop 4.01
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  • First, copy the complete contents of ~/Library/TeXShop to the new machine; not just the select ones. Next make sure you quit TeXShop and copy ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist to the new machine and place it first on your Desktop. Log out and back in and then place that file in the new computer's ~/Library/Preferences and run the command defaults read ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist in Terminal.app. Then try opening TeXShop and see how it behaves. May 5, 2018 at 21:09
  • @HerbSchulz: That seems to have resolved the two issues I mentioned. Want to make that an answer? Sorry for the delay in getting back to this. May 10, 2018 at 7:30

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First, copy the complete contents of ~/Library/TeXShop to the new machine; not just the select ones. Next make sure you quit TeXShop and copy ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist to the new machine and place it first on your Desktop. Log out and back in and then place that file in the new computer's ~/Library/Preferences and run the command defaults read ~/Library/Preferences/TeXShop.plist in Terminal.app. Then try opening TeXShop and see how it behaves.

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