Installing the Pickers

The Pickers help you quickly add information from websites or PDF files to your Citavi project. They are automatically installed when you install Citavi, unless you choose not to install them. Pickers are available for:

Using Firefox?

Firefox 43 and later block the installation of unverified add-ons. Older versions of the Citavi Picker are affected by this change. If you see the message Citavi Picker could not be verified for use in Firefox in the Firefox Add-ons manager, install the latest update to Citavi. In Citavi 5.2 and later the Citavi Picker for Firefox is verified. If the Picker remains disabled after installing the update, install the Citavi Picker from the Firefox Add-Ons store.

Installing the Citavi Picker(s) later on

If you want to install a Picker later on, start the Citavi Setup again:

  1. Switch to the Windows Control Panel. Click Programs > Programs and Features > Citavi 5.
  2. Click Change. The Setup Assistant starts. Click Next.
  3. Select Modify and click Next.
  4. Select the Picker you want to install and then click This feature will be installed on local hard drive.
  5. Click Next and then click Install. Then, click Finish.

Enabling the Picker in Google Chrome

As an external Add-On the Picker needs to be manually enabled after the first installation.

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. On the browser toolbar, right-click the Menu icon Chrome Settings.
  3. Click New extension added (Citavi Picker).
  4. If the message New extension added doesn't appear, on the Chrome menu click Settings > Extensions. Next to Citavi Picker select the Enable checkbox.

Enabling the Picker in Firefox

If the Citavi Picker doesn't automatically appear in the Firefox shortcut menu after installation, it needs to be enabled:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. Click Citavi Picker and then click Enable.

Enabling the Picker in Internet Explorer

If the Citavi Picker doesn't automatically appear in the Internet Explorer shortcut menu after installation, it needs to be enabled.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+X.
  3. Select Manage add-ons.
  4. Select Citavi Picker and click Enable in the bottom-right corner of the window. Restart Internet Explorer.

Please note:

The Pickers are not available if you install Citavi on a USB flash drive. The same is true for a server installation; the Pickers will not be available unless the browser is started from the server.