Impossible to automatically generate BibTex keys using Ctrl-G as I did it with the previous version of JabRef. It seems that there is a bug in this issue of Jabref. Please help me...

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    Did you tried the magic wand ? Sorry, I am still using version 2.10 which comes with my distribution so I won't help much.
    – DRi
    Aug 30, 2016 at 9:10
  • The same thing occurs with the magic wand Aug 30, 2016 at 9:19
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    Bug reports are normally off-topic here. You'll want to notify the authors directly (github.com/JabRef/jabref/issues). On top of that your question lacks a few details that you should probably include in a bug report. What exactly are you trying to do, what did you expect, what happens instead?
    – moewe
    Aug 30, 2016 at 9:22
  • What the OP wants is clear, it is to automatically generate a Bibtex key (say from the Author an Year fields) in JabRef. The shortcut has maybe changed or your installation is not complete (I cannot imagine that the function has disappeared in this last version). However it may not be relevant to (La)TeX since it has more to do with the internals of JabRef.
    – DRi
    Aug 30, 2016 at 10:20
  • Just a note: The JabRef hotkey system is under rework at the moment, as it has been very inconsistent so far, see, e.g., this. Your issue is probably related to that.
    – joergl
    Sep 1, 2016 at 9:23

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I found a solution to this problem, by selecting (in Tools then Preferences) the automatic generation of BibTex keys when they are empty. This allows JabRef to fill them in the common way (Nameyear).

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