I'm using LyX to layout a booklet of speeches from a conference based on the Editorium LyxBook layout. I've been modifying a lot to meet our needs, and when I started on that a few weeks ago, I found a command that would reload LyX and get it to re-read the layout file without closing LyX, restarting, needing to re-open files, etc. I even assigned a keyboard shortcut to it.
So my workflow was:
- Make a change to LyXBook.layout in an external editor, save file.
- Ctrl-Shift-some_key to magically get LyX to reread the layout file
- Ctrl-R to update PDF preview
I've looked through the preferences keyboard shortcuts pane, and I can't find the shortcut I assigned. And, unfortunately, it isn't just to Tools -> Reconfigure, because when I do that, I still need to manually restart for my changes in the .layout file to be recognized.
e.g. changes like:
I think it goes without saying that it is a major nuisance to have to totally restart LyX to see every minor change!