The title says it. The instructions in http://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/SyncTeX no longer works for forward search. I think the PDF command: okular --unique "file:$$o#src:$$n $$t" is no longer working for new TeX software. Inverse search is workable though.

  • how did you get the inverse search to work.. i can't even get that.. using windows 7 lyx 2.0.5 – Alex Dec 14 '12 at 5:37
  • I am not using windows. Suggest that you start a new question to have it answered. – ggg Dec 21 '12 at 3:05

It works in my machine (openSUSE) with the following options. In LyX, Tools > Preferences > Output > General > PDF command under Forward search:

okular --unique "file:$$o#src:$$n $$f"


okular --unique "$$o#src:$$n $$f"

Both worked for me. Hope this solves your problem. And $$f option only works with LyX 2.0.5+.

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    I just edited the LyX wiki as well. – joon Jan 17 '13 at 17:07
  • In LyX "Document settings... > Output" the default for "Custom Macro" seems to be \usepackage[active]{srcltx} rather than \synctex=-1 as stated in the LyX wiki. For LyX with Okular 0.14.3 (on openSUSE), it seems necessary to set "Custom Macro" to \synctex=-1. Then forward and inverse search are working. – e-birk Apr 6 '13 at 23:08

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