I have asked for an update on this problem in “EndNote General”, but haven’t heard anything. Since the X7.2 update is has been impossible to add a new reference unless all references are showing: that is, after a successful search,
the “New Reference” icon on the toolbar is greyed out and unavailable; Control+N does not work while the icon is greyed out; ‘New Reference’ is also greyed out on the "references’ menu. This is particularly inconvenient if I want to copy one of the search resultsand then paste it into the same library as the basis for a new reference (if I ‘copy’ a reference after a search, ‘paste’ is greyed out in the right-click context menu). But it is also annoying if my search indicates that a sought references has not been entered previously, and I now wish to enter it: once again, I need to select “show all references” to be able to access this basic function of Endnote.
I am aware that I can work around this by having the ‘Groups’ pane open and manually switching between ‘Search Results’ and 'All References"; but this is not only fiddly, I rarely have the Groups pane open, as I generally don’t need it, and it takes up valuable space on my screen I can better use for displaying my library and references.
This ‘new reference’ problem was not resolved by the most recent update; will it be fixed in the near future?