Release Notes for Mendeley Desktop v0.5.8

Download the most recent Mendeley Desktop version

This release mainly includes bugfixes and interface changes pointed out and requested by our members. You can download Mendeley Desktop 0.5.8 here.

Current issues on Windows only

  • Mendeley Desktop on Windows will claim to be the latest version. If it is version 0.5.7 or below, the message is a lie. We told it to tell the truth from now on.

So what has been fixed exactly since version 0.5.6?

  • Fixed order of authors for an article
  • Fixed high CPU usage on Windows when shared groups are visible
  • Fixed several crashes which could occur in the client when responding to notification of upload/download errors from server
  • Fixed authors edit field in Edit Metadata dialog being very small if there were a large number of authors
  • Fixed auto-update on Windows XP/Vista if Mendeley was installed with administrator priviledges but run without them (mainly affects Vista users)
  • Fixed several possible crashes in shared groups synchronisation
  • Fixed problem where documents uploaded to both shared groups and ‘Publications I’ve Authored’ would appear twice in ‘Publications I’ve Authored’
  • Fixed ‘Edit Metadata’ and ‘Remove Metadata’ buttons not being disabled if an article was selected and then hidden as a result of changing the filter
  • Fixed articles deleted by a non-admin user in a shared group not appearing as ’suggested for deletion’ (with strike-through text) in other group members’ clients
  • Fixed possible problem where wrong documents would be downloaded when syncing from online library
  • Fixed documents uploaded to ‘Publications I’ve Authored’ not appearing if the document was already in the user’s Online Library
  • Fixed grey text in Tags and Notes edit fields not disappearing immediately when clicking in them
  • Fixed appearance problems with inverted themes (esp. under Linux)
  • Fixed tags and notes emblem being shown next to articles which have no tags or notes after editing an article on the server
  • Fixed Edit Metadata dialog prompting the user to save changes even if no changes had been made

What’s new?

  • Faster startup
  • Faster handling of library lists containing many articles
  • More responsive user interface during login and up/download
  • Faster synchronisation between Mendeley Desktop and Mendeley Web after clicking ‘login’ button
  • Faster upload and download of articles from Mendeley Web
  • Faster re-drawing of library list
  • Faster document deletion from server
  • Added ‘Sync’ button to refresh contents of Mendeley Web groups and Shared Groups documents instantly
  • Added ‘Tutorial’ dialog which appears on first start to provide a simple introduction to using Mendeley
  • Highlight document group under mouse when dragging an article from one group to another via the library tree
  • Show progress during PDF upload
  • Smooth per-pixel scrolling of library list
  • Display list of changes when an update for the client has been found (available from version 0.5.8 onwards)
  • More responsive user interface during document deletion
  • Prevent duplicate imports of PDFs into My Library
  • And many more minor changes…

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Stable Releases

  1. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.12
  2. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.11
  3. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.10
  4. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.9
  5. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.8
  6. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.7
  7. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.6
  8. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.4
  9. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.3
  10. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.2
  11. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.1
  12. Mendeley Desktop v1.17
  13. Mendeley Desktop v1.16.3
  14. Mendeley Desktop v1.16.2
  15. Mendeley Desktop v1.16.1
  16. Mendeley Desktop v1.16
  17. Mendeley Desktop v1.15.3
  18. Mendeley Desktop v1.15.2
  19. Mendeley Desktop v1.15.1
  20. Mendeley Desktop v1.15
  21. Mendeley Desktop v1.14
  22. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.8
  23. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.7
  24. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.6
  25. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.5
  26. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.4
  27. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.3
  28. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.2
  29. Mendeley Desktop v1.13
  30. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.1
  31. Mendeley Desktop v1.12.4
  32. Mendeley Desktop v1.12.3
  33. Mendeley Desktop v1.12.2
  34. Mendeley Desktop v1.12.1
  35. Mendeley Desktop v1.12
  36. Mendeley Desktop v1.11
  37. Mendeley Desktop v1.10.3
  38. Mendeley Desktop v1.10.2
  39. Mendeley Desktop v1.10.1
  40. Mendeley Desktop v1.10
  41. Mendeley Desktop v1.9.2
  42. Mendeley Desktop v1.9.1
  43. Mendeley Desktop v1.9
  44. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.5
  45. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.4
  46. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.3
  47. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.2
  48. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.1
  49. Mendeley Desktop v1.8
  50. Mendeley Desktop v1.7.1
  51. Mendeley Desktop v1.7
  52. Mendeley Desktop v1.6
  53. Mendeley Desktop v1.5.2
  54. Mendeley Desktop v1.5.1
  55. Mendeley Desktop v1.5
  56. Mendeley Desktop v1.3.2
  57. Mendeley Desktop v1.3.1
  58. Mendeley Desktop v1.3
  59. Mendeley Desktop v1.1.3
  60. Mendeley Desktop v1.1.2
  61. Mendeley Desktop v1.1.1
  62. Mendeley Desktop v1.1
  63. Mendeley Desktop v1.0.1
  64. Mendeley Desktop v1.0
  65. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.9.2
  66. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.9
  67. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.8.2
  68. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.8.1
  69. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.8
  70. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.7.1
  71. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.7
  72. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.6.3
  73. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.6.2
  74. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.6.1
  75. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.6
  76. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.5.2
  77. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.5.1
  78. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.5
  79. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.4.1
  80. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.4
  81. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.2.1
  82. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.1
  83. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.0
  84. Mendeley Desktop v0.6.5
  85. Mendeley Desktop v0.6.4
  86. Mendeley Desktop v0.6.3
  87. Mendeley Desktop v0.6.2
  88. Mendeley Desktop v0.6.1
  89. Mendeley Desktop v0.6
  90. Mendeley Desktop v0.5.9
  91. Mendeley Desktop v0.5.8

Development Releases

  1. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.12-dev3
  2. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.12-dev1
  3. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.11-dev4
  4. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.11-dev3
  5. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.11-dev2
  6. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.10-dev3
  7. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.9-dev3
  8. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.9-dev2
  9. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.3-dev6
  10. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.3-dev5
  11. Mendeley Desktop v1.17.3-dev1
  12. Mendeley Desktop v1.17-dev5
  13. Mendeley Desktop v1.17-dev2
  14. Mendeley Desktop v1.17-dev1
  15. Mendeley Desktop v1.16.2-dev5
  16. Mendeley Desktop v1.16.2-dev3
  17. Mendeley Desktop v1.16.1-dev2
  18. Mendeley Desktop v1.16-dev4
  19. Mendeley Desktop v1.16-dev2
  20. Mendeley Desktop v1.16-dev1
  21. Mendeley Desktop v1.14.1-dev8
  22. Mendeley Desktop v1.14.1-dev7
  23. Mendeley Desktop v1.14.1-dev5
  24. Mendeley Desktop v1.14.1-dev1
  25. Mendeley Desktop v1.14-dev5
  26. Mendeley Desktop v1.14-dev4
  27. Mendeley Desktop v1.14-dev3
  28. Mendeley Desktop v1.14-dev1
  29. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.5-dev3
  30. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.5-dev1
  31. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.4-dev2
  32. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.4-dev1
  33. Mendeley Desktop v1.13.2-dev1
  34. Mendeley Desktop v1.13-dev8
  35. Mendeley Desktop v1.13-dev7
  36. Mendeley Desktop v1.13-dev6
  37. Mendeley Desktop v1.13-dev5
  38. Mendeley Desktop v1.13-dev4
  39. Mendeley Desktop v1.12.4-dev1
  40. Mendeley Desktop v1.13-dev1
  41. Mendeley Desktop v1.12.3-dev3
  42. Mendeley Desktop v1.12.3-dev1
  43. Mendeley Desktop v1.12-dev8
  44. Mendeley Desktop v1.12-dev4
  45. Mendeley Desktop v1.12-dev2
  46. Mendeley Desktop v1.12-dev1
  47. Mendeley Desktop v1.11-dev9
  48. Mendeley Desktop v1.11-dev7
  49. Mendeley Desktop v1.11-dev6
  50. Mendeley Desktop v1.11-dev3
  51. Mendeley Desktop v1.10.2-dev1
  52. Mendeley Desktop v1.10-dev6
  53. Mendeley Desktop v1.10-dev5
  54. Mendeley Desktop v1.10-dev3
  55. Mendeley Desktop v1.10-dev2
  56. Mendeley Desktop v1.10-dev1
  57. Mendeley Desktop v1.9-dev3
  58. Mendeley Desktop v1.9-dev2
  59. Mendeley Desktop v1.9-dev1
  60. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.5-dev1
  61. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.4-dev1
  62. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.3-dev1
  63. Mendeley Desktop v1.8.1-dev1
  64. Mendeley Desktop v1.8-dev2
  65. Mendeley Desktop v1.8-dev1
  66. Mendeley Desktop v1.7-dev6
  67. Mendeley Desktop v1.7-dev5
  68. Mendeley Desktop v1.7-dev4
  69. Mendeley Desktop v1.7-dev3
  70. Mendeley Desktop v1.7-dev2
  71. Mendeley Desktop v1.7-dev1
  72. Mendeley Desktop v1.6-dev5
  73. Mendeley Desktop v1.6-dev4
  74. Mendeley Desktop v1.6-dev3
  75. Mendeley Desktop v1.6-dev2
  76. Mendeley Desktop v1.6-dev1
  77. Mendeley Desktop v1.5.2-dev2
  78. Mendeley Desktop v1.5.2-dev1
  79. Mendeley Desktop v1.5-dev5
  80. Mendeley Desktop v1.5-dev4
  81. Mendeley Desktop v1.5-dev3
  82. Mendeley Desktop v1.5-dev2
  83. Mendeley Desktop v1.5-dev1
  84. Mendeley Desktop v1.3-dev3
  85. Mendeley Desktop v1.3-dev2
  86. Mendeley Desktop v1.3-dev1
  87. Mendeley Desktop v1.1-dev4
  88. Mendeley Desktop v1.1-dev1
  89. Mendeley Desktop v1.0-dev4
  90. Mendeley Desktop v1.0-dev3
  91. Mendeley Desktop v1.0-dev2
  92. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.9-r34441
  93. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.8.2-r33527
  94. Mendeley Desktop v0.9.8.2-r33117