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  1. scroll without needing to switch to palm mode

    on touch screens it is hard to everytime switching to palm mode in order to scroll up or down and again switch back to highlight mode to use highlight. like endnote program please make it available to use palm mode without needing to make switch.

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    • Enhance the sorting functions after search is complete

      If you search using Author Keywords the display format remains in whatever mode you have selected and you can click on any column to sort by that column. However when you search using the Search box in upper right the display format changes to something that is neither citation nor table format. You can click on view to reset it (which is a wasted keystroke), but once you do it will not sort when you click on column headings.

      Another drawback is that if you search by Author Keyword the bottom of the screen automatically displays XX of XXX documents…

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        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
      • search annotations

        It would be great if annotations could be included in the search function.
        Maybe the search function can be expanded, being able to check and uncheck certain search targets as:
        - document details (Auther, year ect.)
        - annotations
        - whole text
        - text marked
        (just some ideas)

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          19 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
        • provide separate package and repository .deb packages

          Could you please remove the /opt/mendeleydesktop/apt/setup-apt-repository.py from the postinst script from the package? This is just annoying when you are behind a firewall.
          Instead you could provide a .deb package that only configures the online repository and a package with a full download, without the repository configuration.

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            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
          • PHone number to contact Mendeley

            Please, i and my company are having problems with Mendeley since november and no action was taken.

            The owner of the account left the company and i asked Mendeley to change the email of the accounts owner. Since that, all our articles were deleted and the account.

            Now Mendeley is saying that I did not have an account.

            It is taken a long time for Mendeley to answer and I really wanted a phone to call you.

            thank you
            Mariana

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              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
            • Generate bibliography from Mendeley folder

              I would like to be able to export an entire folder as a bibliography. Sometimes you just need a list of references to give to a student, but you don't need to write-up a whole paper with in-text citations. It would be really nice to be able to generate a bibliography from just a Mendeley Folder!!

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              • Increase scrolling speed (Mac)

                I just bought a new 2016 Macbook Pro and Mendeley's scrolling speed is just ludicrously slow. Other PDF viewers such as Preview or Skim behave nicely and smoothly but Mendeley's scrolling is super slow. Please help!

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                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
                • Plug-in for Powerpoint

                  A plug-in for inserting citations in Powerpoint has been requested multiple times on here. The highest voted one previously is from 2013 and has been sitting in "Under Review" forever.
                  Any luck we might see a plug-in for this feature? It would help tremendously with making presentations and definitely has the support of many users.

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                    4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
                  • Mendeley Desktop install on win7 64 bits

                    I have installed the Mendeley Desktop 1.17.8 on Win7 64bits OS. However, it can not run. Help me. Thanks.

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                    • deleting TAGS from pop down menu

                      I was struggling to get old TAGS removed from pop down menu and I came up with this strategy
                      1) create a new TAG and name it TRASH (arbitrarily...)
                      2) drag and drop the TAGS you want to remove on the TRASH TAG: now they change to TRASH
                      3) from the TAGS pop down menu select TRASH
                      4) select all the paper
                      5) go to the DETAILS window and delete TRASH from the TAG
                      6) TRASH TAGS is now deleted from the pop down menu: DONE!

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                        1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
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                        • Compress Outlook PST

                          If your PST file carries a large amount of data, then it might be a chance when you need the solution for PST file compression. If the size of outlook PST files exceeds their size limit, then first you have to identify the issue and if they is oversize problem then use compress technique to handle it.
                          Learn more info:- https://goo.gl/A1kRwV

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                          • Create a way to skip sections with page markers/Tabs

                            Need a way to group sections. Best idea is to be able to right click on the scroller within the bar and say create tab/Marker and then when you re-open the document you can go straight to that page within the document. Also allows to break sections up if those tabs have titles. Much quicker especially with E-Books or journals within reviews.

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                            • plugin for Mac word 2016 improvement

                              when a new citation is inserted the word just freezes while citation is being formatted a updated, this must be improved because when we are working on a file that have a size bigger than average ir can take to much time

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                                37 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
                              • Harmonize keyboard shortcuts on Mac

                                Most apps on Mac (Finder etc) have shortcut for entering Full Screen (Ctrl+Cmd+F) and for switching between tabs (Alt+Cmd+Left and/or Alt+Cmd+[). It would be great if Mendeley would have the same.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
                                • cocoa style tab on mac request

                                  In update 1.17.7 version, tab style in mendeley desktop for mac is much better, but when 1.17.8 comes, tab style returns to the old grey and unaligned one. So why not make tab style a native cocoa style? Thank you.

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                                  • word size in mendeley should be able to adjust as one’s like

                                    Currently mendeley desktop version of the font is too small. In order to facilitate viewing, so I recommend the desktop version of the font and font size adjustable.

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                                    • Pinch Zoom on Mac

                                      To allow pinch zoom on Mac trackpad

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                                      • Create template for document type: app

                                        The possibility to make a reference to an app

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                                        • Put an option to change the Background (or theme) of the app. Some of us prefer darker backgrounds or themes.

                                          In some apps, there are options to change the backgrounds or themes of the app. For me, it keeps me excited about using the app, instead of opening an app and seeing the same "boring" look every time. In some apps, parts of the background of the entire app can be changed, while in others, the entire background or theme can be changed.

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