I'm seeing strange behavior with BibDesk 1.6.5 on 10.6.8. Christiaan has looked at it and tried to clarify the issue, but so far, no explanation (see bugs #1485 and #1486 for the discussion).
If anyone has a 10.6.8 (or any 10.6) system lying around, and has a little time to spare, can you try this out? Note that I do not see the problem with BibDesk 1.6.4.
There are two (presumably related) symptoms:
1. If I select a pub, I do not see the PDF'd citation in either the preview pane (below the pub list) *or* the separate preview window. The tab displaying the log file does update correctly.
2. Once I do see the citations (in either window), changing the selection in the pub window (either modifying the selection or making a new selection) does not change displayed citation(s).
I can get the display in either window to update only (as far as I can tell) by changing the window's zoom factor (the % popup in the lower right). The two windows are independent, and changing one zoom factor only affects that window.
Thanks in advance!
PS: Christiaan has put up a test version to see what might be going wrong, but it has provided no insights for him when run on my system. The URL in the #1485 bug points to the .dmg (beware: that URL has a trailing "." which leads to an error page; removing that "." leads to the download).
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