[OS X TeX] BibDesk autocompletion issue

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Jan 4 16:02:55 EST 2006

On Wednesday, January 04, 2006, at 12:03PM, Michael S. Hanson <mshanson at wesleyan.edu> wrote:

>     I am having difficulty with autocompletion in BibDesk 1.21:   
>when I press [F5] to complete a citation in TeXShop (version 2.03 on  
>OS X 10.4.2), I only see the first matching citation in the .bib  
>database, not the whole list of possible matches that earlier  
>versions (1.18?) of BibDesk would show.  Completing internal  
>references in the .tex file with [F5] works fine.

How are you expecting it to match?  IIRC it searches keywords, title, author, and citekey case-insensitively (and it works fine for me).  Are you sure that you have citations matching your search term in the bib file?  If so, send me (off-list) a minimal file and exact steps to reproduce what you're seeing, using TextEdit as editor, and I'll take a look.

>     I have attempted to reinstall the autocompletion plugin for  
>TeXShop from within BibDesk, but that does not seem to have made any  
>difference.  Is anyone else noticing this behavior?  Any  
>suggestions?  (As I understand the announcements on this list, the  
>autocompletion bug introduced with version 1.20 was fixed with  
>version 1.21.  Is that correct?)

The bug in 1.2.0 was fixed for 1.2.1; it wouldn't even give you a single matching entry.  I haven't made any changes to the plugin for a few months, so reinstalling it won't fix (or hurt) anything.

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