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I'm on a Mac and due to a nightmare of issues with BigSur, I've had to nuke, pave and downgrade. I am now running Mojave (10.14.6). I have MiKTeX installed and confirmed that it is up to date. I've then installed Texmaker and set the preferences as shown:

Snapshot of texmaker configuration options

I've then created a new blank document using the wizard and here is the sample file I have here:

Failed to run

I can't seem to create a new file. I'm assuming it's something to do with where I'm pointing to in the LaTex and PdfLaTeX extensions, but not sure what to do about it.

Also, I have several dozen documents I've created and compiled successfully on previous installations that also cannot find the log files. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  • That seems to be a recurring error with texmaker. Write the author and ask for support. (the latex and pdflatex settings looks curious, but as I have neither a mac nor texmaker I don't know if this is normal or not). – Ulrike Fischer Apr 28 at 16:43
  • I now hate Mac with a passion. In texmaker (seconds after posting this), I found the reset settings button, which seems to have gotten things working again. Which, given that these were the defaults when I installed it is extra curious. – Diesel Apr 28 at 16:45
  • Your commands for pdflatex and latex are wrong as far as I can tell, since they don't actually have a command. But most Mac users are not using MikTeX, and most of the advice you will find online will refer to MacTeX, which is TeXLive. In all honesty I would recommend removing the MikTeX installation and using MacTeX instead. But you can try "/usr/local/bin/pdflatex" as the command name or simply "pdflatex". – Alan Munn Apr 28 at 16:46
  • @Diesel This has nothing to do with the Mac. TeXMaker is the problem, not the Mac. If you want a good Mac editor for TeX, use TeXShop. And install TeXLive not MikTeX. – Alan Munn Apr 28 at 16:47
  • @AlanMunn, that got it working! Thanks. My issues with mac extend far far beyond this little hiccup. Removing support for Java is much higher up on my list. – Diesel Apr 28 at 16:49

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