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I am using biblatex with citestyle=authoryear and maxnames=5, along with \parentcite in the text. For papers with 3-5 authors, I would like them to appear with the full list the first time they are cited (as it does now), and with et al. the following times.

Example:

First appearance:

(Author 1, Author 2, Author 3 and Author 4, 2018)

Second appearance:

(Author 1 et al., 2018)

In natbib, this seems to be done with the longnamesfirst command, but I haven't found a way to do this biblatex.

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    Does tex.stackexchange.com/q/48846/35864 help? With \AtEveryCitekey{\ifciteseen{}{\defcounter{maxnames}{5}}} and maxcitenames=2? If that does not help, please consider adding an MWE/MWEB, so that we can see what you are seeing. It also helps us get started quicker and allows us to test our solution with your general set-up. – moewe Apr 19 '18 at 10:03
  • perfect, this does exactly what I wanted, how did I miss this question? Thanks a lot – Giezi Apr 19 '18 at 12:53
  • Great! Do we close your question as a duplicate then? – moewe Apr 19 '18 at 12:55
  • this question answers the question as well: tex.stackexchange.com/q/323478/102019 – Giezi Apr 19 '18 at 12:56
  • Yes, definitely a duplicate, sorry about that – Giezi Apr 19 '18 at 12:56