[tex-live] PS-View as Standard Application for PDF? [OT]

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Dec 4 23:49:48 CET 2009

T T wrote:
> 2009/12/4 Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>:
>> while looking at configurations, would it be possible to change the default
>> texworks configuration such that it used 'pdflatex' as the default instead
>> of 'pdftex'. It confuses a lot of students
> I suggested that already on the TW list a long time ago but without
> much success it seems. We can't change it in TL, because TW
> configuration is created automatically on the first run, we don't ship
> it ourselves (and generally we prefer to avoid modifying the upstream
> software as much as possible).
> In conclusion, please pester TW developers about this :) And while I'm
> at it, pester them also about the default colours for syntax
> highlighting - red for comments is really bad.
> Cheers,
> Tomek

that is interesting because I don't think pdftex is the default in the 
automatic  TW installation on MikTeX 2.8, it apparently does the same at 
the default in texniccenter, latex + bibtex + makeindex


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