# TeXMaker doesn't recognize updates in the .bib file

I have recently migrated from Overleaf to TeXMaker+MikTeX. I am writing a report for university and have to add a lot of references to the .bib file. When I make any change in this file, TeXMaker behaves in an odd way: It will only recognize the change if I edit the .bib file, close it and then open it again. This happens both if I edit the .bib directly through TeXMaker or if I use JabRef.

Any clues on what is going wrong?

PS: I am using the "Quick Build" option that runs pdfLaTex + BibTex + pdfLaTex(2x) + pdf Viewer.

A minimal example:

.tex file:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{natbib}

\begin{document}

Hello

\bibliographystyle{plain}
\bibliography{ref}
\nocite{lanczos1970variational}

\end{document}


.bib file:

@Book{lanczos1970variational,
title     = {The variational principles of mechanics},
publisher = {Dover Publications},
year      = {1970},
author    = {Lanczos, Cornelius},
}

@Book{milne1996theoretical,
title     = {Theoretical hydrodynamics},
publisher = {Dover Publications},
year      = {1996},
author    = {Milne-Thomson, Louis Melville},
}

• Welcome to TeX.SE! Nov 22 '17 at 0:02
• bibtex should see the latest version on disk; it should suffice to save the file without closing it. Does that not work? Nov 22 '17 at 1:57
• Dear Michael, thanks for your attention. No, I have tried it at first but doesn't work. I remark that in overleaf such a procedure works, so I imagine that there is no problem with my code. Nov 22 '17 at 12:03

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