Release Notes for Mendeley Desktop

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Mendeley Desktop v1.9-dev1

This update allows you to search and import articles from the Mendeley catalog directly from Mendeley Desktop.

Catalog Search

  • Search and import articles from the Mendeley catalog of over 70 million research papers from Mendeley Desktop.
  • Direct open access import - For selected open access articles you can import the details and full text into Mendeley Desktop with a single click.

PDF Viewer

  • Explain phrase - Select a word or phrase in a PDF and click 'Define' in the action bar that appears to view an explanation of that phrase from Wikipedia.
  • Improved text selection - Text selection and highlighting is now more robust, especially in pages with more complex layouts and older PDF files.


  • Copy BibTeX entries directly to the clipboard via Edit -> Copy As -> BibTeX Entry.
  • Page Up/Down in the PDF viewer now navigate up/down one screen rather than a whole page.
  • 'Open File Externally' now selects the file in Finder on Mac.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed file downloads failing on encrypted home directories on Linux due to overly long file names.
  • Fixed removal of file attachments not being synced properly.
  • Fixed a problem formatting Mendeley citations after changing the font style to ALL CAPS in Word.


Mendeley uses

Mendeley Open Source Library

The Mendeley Open Source library contains code derived from Qt or kdelibs, and some Mendeley-authored utility classes.