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Remember open tabs and position within PDFs

When closing Mendeley, have the option to remember the current open PDF documents and also the scroll position you're currently at within the PDF. Similar to what Firefox does with open tabs and what PDF viewers when re-opening a PDF doc.

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Ricardo VidalRicardo Vidal shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Michael HauserMichael Hauser shared a merged idea: When closing Mendeley, save opened PDF tabs and restore them on next start  ·   · 
Juan Sebastian Tobon CondeJuan Sebastian Tobon Conde shared a merged idea: Recovered your open documents (or session) on the reader browser for next time you open Mendeley  ·   · 
Gaurav WattsGaurav Watts shared a merged idea: Mendley should store current session somewhere and should reopen all the opened files if it crashes or gets shutdown accidently.  ·   · 
BB shared a merged idea: It would be wonderful to be able to save and load sessions (i.e., reload the articles previously used).  ·   · 
Robert OrzannaRobert Orzanna shared a merged idea: Restart with last opened tabs and page numbers  ·   · 
gustavo magalhaesgustavo magalhaes shared a merged idea: provide a "save tabs" when quiting Mendeley (like Firefox for example)  ·   · 
SebastianSebastian shared a merged idea: Save open tabs, as in Firefox.  ·   · 
SS shared a merged idea: Restarting Mendely Desktop with the last State  ·   · 
Marc JMarc J shared a merged idea: reopen pdfs that were open when mendeley was closed  ·   · 
Eben BroadbentEben Broadbent shared a merged idea: remember open PDFs when closing application and reopen them when restarting it  ·   · 
spfspf shared a merged idea: to open documents (pdf) from last session!  ·   · 
Ricardo VidalRicardo Vidal shared a merged idea: Remember open tabs and position within PDFs  ·   · 

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  • Rasmus LindRasmus Lind commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    OH COME ON MENDELEY. This is just getting embarrassing. Under review since 2012. It cant be that freaking hard. I think even IE have this function.. This is essential in any case. For me with my mendeley crashing min. once a day it is even more needed! Get your finger out the ass... You are ruining your own program by being sooo slow at implementing even the smallest things..

  • Simon VogtSimon Vogt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Will mendeley remember my currently opened tabs from my current version (1.13.8 on osx) and show them in the new left bar entry after updating? So does mendeley already save the recents in this version and just not display them? Or will I have to remember the open tabs manually before updating mendeley? Just a convenience question as I don't restart mendeley very often! :-)

  • Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you Mendeley for adding this so wanted feature. We have been requesting to re-open the tabs but it seems this solution is quite better since makes the application starting faster.
    Thank you!

  • Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The update released July 1st 15' addresses this issue with a menu entry on the left bar showing the last 20 opened docs.

  • Daniel de Paiva SilvaDaniel de Paiva Silva commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A built-in style editor would also be very welcome. I simply am not able to edit some of the citation styles I need to. Reference Manager was not good, but it had a good built-in style editor....

  • Amy CizikAmy Cizik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please do this! Or allow us to download a reference list of the opened tabs so we can remember where we left off on something we were working on!!!

  • Altus SchoemanAltus Schoeman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have used all my votes on this suggestion, (over the years).... given the response time and "motivation" behind getting this done... I'll kiss those votes goodbye.

    Can we get a deadline on this?

  • Paulo FerreiraPaulo Ferreira commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Should we say anything more? UNDER REVIEW SINCE 2012!!!! I received an e-mail from Mendeley staff a couple of months ago and this BASIC and EXTREMELY important feature is still not implemented!!! We are in the year of 2015 !!!!!!!!!!!! Come on MENDELEY, help us keep the world moving on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rasmus LindRasmus Lind commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So Mendeley team. Could you please get your finger out your asses and implement this. It would especially be nice since my mendeley has started to be unstable and close unexpectedly several times during the day. that be with 1-5 or 15 articles open at a time.

    I dont understand why something like this (should be easy to store memory locally on user computer) is taking soooooooo long when you in turn can update the program on a weekly basis with stuff i dont give a rats ass about and in my opinion is mainly minor add/fixes...
    oh yeah, and dont forget about all the other good ideas you have under review or development for a couple of years ;)

  • S Sunil KumarS Sunil Kumar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It really surprises me that this feature is still missing in Mendeley! It is an essential feature for a reference manager!

  • Harith Al-SahafHarith Al-Sahaf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Well thank you for the great software. The funny part, I saw that there are many users have suggested very good, important, and yet simple to implement ideas over the past few years. However, I do not remember that you guys have even bothered to reply or response to their comments. For instance, Ricardo Vidal in July 2009 has suggested to include this "Remember open tabs...", which is required by a number of other users too; but the response came after 3 years and 3 months. Moreover, it is 2015 (over 5 years) and the current version still does not provide this feature.

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