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  1. 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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    • Modify the Attach files dialog to allow the filtering of *.xlsx, not only *.xls

      When one clicks on Add File... in the Document Details pane, the Attach files dialog is opened, which contains a standard number of file filters. The Word document filter has been updated to (*.doc *.docx) but the Excel filter is still only (*.xls) instead of (*.xls *.xlsx), even though a decade has passed since *.xlsx was introduced.
      This should be a single line of code to adjust, so should not have to go through a long cycle of Review->Planned->Implemented to eventually get implemented.

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      • Add more document types

        Sometimes I have to be very creative with how I use the document types, because the type I need is not on the drop-down list for adding entries manually.
        For instance, right now I am writing my thesis on online culture and have references to posts on social media like Twitter. If I choose "Web Page" I cannot add the name of the media (Twitter) and if I choose "Generic" I cannot enter data accessed.

        Perhaps add more types or make it possible to add field when neccessary, e.g. to the "generic"

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        • I can't find other citation styles, It would be better if you add more styles. Thank you for your great efforts

          I can't find other citation styles, It would be better if you add more styles. Thank you for your great efforts

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          • Grade papers

            It would be convinient to be able to grade (e.g. a five star scale) the papers you have in your library according to your opinion. This doesn't have to be a public grading system, just for personal use and classification.

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            • 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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                2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Admin →
              • Mendele sign-in is broken

                Mendeley is broken. I cannot sign in. I already have an account so it tells me to sign in. I ask for a new password and nothing arrives.

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                • 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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                  • Bibliography which is created is incomplete in most cases. It doesnt show publisher and place of publication etc

                    Reference plug in doesnt work properly. First it only provides in-text citation and not footnote citations.

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                    • It find PMID from DOI and vice-versa

                      If the paper has a DOI automatically gets PMID.

                      Information is more complete in Pubmed than in DOI.

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                      • Save reference to a new folder

                        When importing references through the "bookmarklet" or "quick import" feature, there is an option to select to which folder the reference will be saved.

                        It would be very handy to have an option here to create a new folder (or subfolder) on-the-fly, while adding that same reference to it.

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                        • AddOpen University version of Harvard citation style

                          Add the (UK) Open University Harvard citation style to your list

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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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                            • More formatting options for the notes section

                              Could the notes section allow multilevel lists for notetaking? Or at least allow tabs?

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                                • Research based Wordpress website

                                  Kindly introduce a feature for people who are writing blog on their wordpress sites containing citation and bibliography or references. But they cannot copy a huge amount of data (i.e. references in citation style). I would be grateful if you could kindly add a new feature in mendeley to directly export the references to the wordpress [page edit] window. We would like to promote our research data as well as the Mendeley to our research community.

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                                    • Fix your certificate

                                      Your site is having certificate errors

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                                      • write "beta" at the top baner

                                        because this site seem to have a lot of issues

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                                        • Invite button

                                          On the new Group page I am missing the Invite people to join button. That was much more obvious on the old page! Could you add one?Thanks

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