#756 Easier way to Refresh external file group


My workflow is quite often
1) find a paper I like online
2) hit the "add to CiteULike" bookmarklet and add it to my online CiteULike database (www.citeulike.org).
3) Switch to BibDesk, where I have a "My CiteULike" external file group pointing to
4) refresh the external file group to get the listing I just added
5) hit the "import" button to get it into my bibdesk library.

I quite like this workflow, but step 4 is currently surprisingly hard. Refreshing something is usually a one-click or two keystroke task (command-R), but I have to secondary-click on a relatively small target then search to near the bottom of a 14-item context menu for "Refresh External File Group".

Could there be a small button next to the group name a bit like http://support.mozilla.com/media/uploads/gallery/images/reload_icon_mac.png
or a keyboard shortcut to reload?


  • Christiaan Hofman

    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • Christiaan Hofman

    There's really not much room for a button there, so I really don't think that's worth it.

    And you can add custom short cuts for e.g. Refresh External File Group in the system preferences.

  • Christiaan Hofman

    • status: open --> closed

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