What to do when JabRef unable to search through Websearch

JabRef is used as a reference manager we  are working with bibliography in LaTex. In JabRef user can easily find any journal and can create its database very easily. There are many ways to create .bib file automatically in Jabref. But sometimes we encounter an error regarding web search is not working. And whenever we type any topic on Google Scholar or IEEE, it does not give us

But sometimes we encounter an error regarding web search is not working. And whenever we type any topic on Google Scholar or IEEE, it does not give us response. The reason behind this, you are using old version of JabRef and java. I encounter this problem of web search because I was using JabRef 2.99 version and java 1.7. To solve this, I just download JabRef-3.2.jar file and try to run this with OpenJDK 1.7 . But it was giving following error due to old version of java. Error was JabRef-3.2.jar was not compatible with OpenJDK 1.7.

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So, I install new versions of both (JabRef-3.2 and OpenJDK 1.8). Just follow following steps to work with JabRef properly.

Check version of java.

java -version

Install openjdk1.8

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk

Now if you have 2 versoin of java, then default java will be your old version i.e 1.7. Now make Openjdk 1.8 as your default using

sudo update-alternatives --config java

it will show you all version that are installed. Just type sequence no. of version that you want to use as default.

Install JabRef (new version)

Download JabRef 3.2.jar file from https://sourceforge.net/projects/jabref/

Now don’t have a need to install it, Just run JabRef from .jar file using

java -jar JabRef

Done.

 

 

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