I have been using Tecplot 360 2012 R1 in an X-window on a MacOS machine---until now.
This is how I work in an X-window: I first go to the directory where my data files, lay files, etc. are located, and start Tecplot using a line command right there; when I need to open a LAY file, or load a DAT file, or export an EPS file, Tecplot automatically points to the current directory, which is what I like.
Now I have a new machine, a macOS High Sierra, and it appears that I have to use Tecplot 360 EX 2017 R2. In this version, I have to start from the root directory and dig several levels (could be up to 10 levels or more) to locate each and every single file, which is a great pain.
How can I possibly work in my old way in an X-window with Tecplot 360 EX 2017 R2? In other words, is it possible to let Tecplot 360 EX 2017 R2 treat the current working directory as the default directory?
Also, how to let Tecplot display ONLY the LAY/DAT files when I want to open/load a LAY/DAT file? (Tecplot displays ALL kinds of files even though LAY or DAT files are flagged.)
Besides, is it possible to let Tecplot 360 EX 2017 R2 recognize formatting symbols (^, _, `, and ~) for superscript, subscript, Greek letter, and math in my numerous old LAY files?