Release Notes for Mendeley Desktop

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Mendeley Desktop v1.9.1

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

  • Word definition - 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.
  • The search field now supports 'published_in:' an alternative way to search for documents from specific publications, to match search on
  • The search field now allows the '-' operator to appear before field names to exclude certain documents (example: 'papercraft -author:zhu')
  • Clarified the wording in the dialog that appears when adding documents to 'My Publications' to make it clear that any attached PDFs will be available to download from your profile.
  • Removed CiteULike options

Bug Fixes

  • Cmd+L/R in the PDF viewer no longer jumps to the first or last page.
  • Copying selected text using Ctrl+C now copies the text, not the citation.
  • Fixed a bug where the tool shown as selected in the toolbar did not match the actual active tool in the PDF viewer when opening new tabs
  • Fixed the Go -> Last Page action in the PDF viewer
  • Fixed an issue where file attachments were lost locally after a sync if upload the attachment failed.
  • Fixed crash when dragging and dropping invalid URLs into Mendeley Desktop.
  • Fixed file downloads failing on encrypted home directories on Linux due to overly long file names.
  • Fixed a problem formatting Mendeley citations after changing the font style to ALL CAPS in Word.
  • Ris exporter now uses absolute path instead of relative
  • Fixed Crash in Windows when clicking Reload in Notes tab
  • Fixed Word 2008 plugin for Mac users


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