menu configuration newbie question

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PatrickT
2012-01-13
2012-10-17
  • PatrickT
    PatrickT
    2012-01-13

    Hi, I just installed texstudio and am very excited about it, I especially like
    the ability to configure shortcuts. I have several questions:

    1. How can I remove/undisplay the menu items? I was able to toggle them out of the bar (but somehow can't get them back in it), but I'd like to remove them altogether. I don't need to see any menus. A press of the ALT key to access them is good enough. I can live with seeing: File, Edit, Idefix, etc.. but I can't bear to see the other things.

    2. Can I remove the icons on the vertical bars? For instance, the B for "bold", etc.. They clutter the space and I won't use them.

    3. I have worked out how to display the log by setting my own shortcut for it (F12), and I have worked out how to make it disappear by pressing the ESC key. Is there a way to toggle the display instead? For instance, one press of F12 shows the log file, another press of F12 hides it.

    Currently, if I press F12 before compiling, it tells me that I must first
    compile before viewing the log file. Yet, by default, the log file window is
    showing, whether there is an active log file or not. If I close it (ESC), I
    can't get it back unless I compile again. Not a problem, just a little
    inconsistent.

     
    1. How can I remove/undisplay the menu items?

    I don't think you can.
    (although you could move the whole window up, until the bar is not
    visible on the screen)

    1. Can I remove the icons on the vertical bars? For instance, the B
      for "bold",

    You can remove it on the "toolbars" page of the config dialog (only
    visible if advanced options are enabled)

    And the icons of the other vertical toolbar can be removed by right
    clicking on them

    Currently, if I press F12 before compiling, it tells me that I must
    first compile before viewing the log file

    Probably you mapped F12 to "Tools\View Log" which is intended to load
    and display the log of the previous compilation.
    To toggle just the window, you should use "View\Messages / Log File"

     
  • PatrickT
    PatrickT
    2012-01-13

    thanks benibela, great and timely help!

    right-clicking: I hadn't thought of it, I was looking inside the menu and it
    was staring right at me (as it were).

    "View\Messages / Log File" : spot on, exactly what I was looking for.

    a big thank you.

    If I may, another question, totally unrelated:

    I'm compiling a document with images, but with the images missing, I get this
    error message and no output produced:

    File `myPic' not found. {myPic}

    by contrast, with TexMaker, with which I was experimenting before discovering
    TexStudio, I get output with the images (obviously) missing.

    I prefer to get the output even if the images are missing.

    I compared the commands and didn't find any obvious difference. Any thought?

    thanks.

     
  • PatrickT
    PatrickT
    2012-01-13

    I should have said that I was compiling with pdflatex and the default
    settings.

     
  • PatrickT
    PatrickT
    2012-01-14

    apologies, both texmaker and texstudio produce the same error messages the
    same pdf output, the difference was that while texmaker was launching the
    internal pdf viewer, texstudio was not, and in addition the error messages in
    texmaker were hidden while they were conspicuous in texstudio.

    Having played around with both texmaker and texstudio for a couple of days,
    I've been won over by texstudio. Big time.

    Now I need to set up the pdf viewer properly and I should be set.

    Incidentally I noticed that okular, the default pdf viewer in Kubuntu, is
    displaying my pdf in the most absolute horrid form, so I'm going to (try to)
    set up an alternative pdf viewer.

    thanks for the help and sorry for asking silly questions.