I use helm-bibtex to navigate and manage my bibtex database. Each entry is linked to a PDF.

I am looking for a way to see a live preview of each pdf, while scanning through my helm completion window and marking entries that I want to read, take notes on, etc.

Alternatively, integration with QuickLook (I'm on a Mac) would be fantastic.



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Look into helm's persistent actions. Basically allows you to execute an action (like opening the PDF) without ending the helm session. If your helm-bibtex is setup to use pdf-tools for viewing PDFs (see helm-bibtex-pdf-open-function), you're basically good to go.

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