Back & forward buttons in PDF reader
Could be usefull to navigate between your previous position within the PDF. It would be even more necessary if you make the hyperlinks within the PDF operational.
This has been raised with our Development Team
yes! please consider this idea!
TL;DR: If you want this feature, please go to https://mendeley.uservoice.com/forums/4941-general/suggestions/555205-back-forward-buttons-in-pdf-reader and vote (besides the thread title).
At present, multiple threads (listed below) are open regarding this feature. However, it is said that at least 500 votes are needed before it will be considered by Mendeley team. Therefore, we should unite and vote for the same thread, that is, the currently most-voted thread in TL;DR.
Please add this feature. It would make Mendeley so much more useful!
Nicolás Valle commented
Same here, all my labmates that are not using Mendely are because of the reader. You could take a huge step forward with this!
Lukas Scheucher commented
Could the development team please comment on whether this feature is under development or not? I think its crucial, and the editor is useless for scientific papers without it.
Yongmou Li commented
perhaps mendeley is the only pdf reader I have used without this feature.
David Ramirez commented
It is not easy to navigate back after clicking on a reference.
A side bar next to "details, notes, contents" for a quick look of the references.
A floating window when hovering over reference.
is this suggestion posted on a different way? that is the reason why this specific post hasn't been properly attended
Charles Melby-Thompson commented
The existence of this feature in my PDF viewer was the deciding factor in my move to electronic files from paper copies. This is an important feature!
quico soriano commented
As already mentioned, would it be possible when reading a pdf to navigate 'back' to the main body of the paper after clicking on a reference/ figure link?
Jin-On Jung commented
This feature should be implemented asap
Tom Janssen commented
Please fix this.
sundar raj commented
seriously. this is a must have feature. especially for research papers, i cannot believe this is feature is not there. many of my colleagues don't use mendeley exclusively for not having this feature.
Robert Reed commented
Honestly, I do not use Mendeley because this feature is unavailable.
Please for my own sanity include this feature!! I would give this topic all 10 votes if I could (I tried).
Thomas Oliveira commented
It has been 5 years since orcohenor shared this idea, and 2 years since "This has been raised with our Development Team"...
Users, please keep voting to show the Developer that we really need this!
Christopher De Dobbelaere commented
How is the progress within the Development Team on this so far? It has been almost a year since this was mentioned and so far I don't see it being implemented.
Please, do introduce this feature! For researchers, the lack of this feature is a nightmare. If you click a reference to check which paper they refer to and have to look up where you left... Imagine this for any document with 20+ pages. This is time consuming.
Adobe Reader has this feature and it is extremely handy!
Hang Pei commented
I agree with the others. So far I am still an Acrobat user but I am trying to use the build-in PDF reader of Mendeley more. I find the missing of back/forward function really inconvenient. If you can change this, I think I will finally make the switch from Acrobat.
Longfeng Zhao commented
This is really an emergency function for researchers!
Yin Lei commented
Yes! I think this function is very very useful and absolutely necessary.
Anthony Khawaja commented
I agree - this is an essential feature for a PDF viewer. Thanks Mendeley!
Please please add this, its really a pain now!!!