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.
When I worked on a paper and I have to leave and shut down my computer, all my previously opened files ar closed by closing Mendeley. Could you implement a "save open Tabs" as in Firefox?
Our Development team are aware of this request and they will review it to include in a future build.
Federico Soria commented
I think that position within PDF's is already implemented. The feature that is still lacking is "remember open tabs". This would be a wonderful addition
Annahita Sedghi commented
This has prevented me from shutting down Windows many times. Whenever it is absolutely necessary to turn off the notebook (travel) I spend quite some time taking screenshots of the current session in order to be able to continue my work later.
In my view this feature is, along with the possibility to reorganize tabs, one of the most important basic tools that need to be implemented.
This would be amazing; I finish work for the night with the intention to pick up where I left off the next day. When I open Mendeley again I can't remember what I was reading last. I also open many files at once to cross reference when writing lit reviews.
Would like open tabs synced across my machines (so that if I want to do some more reading when I get home after work I don't have to reopen the tabs on my home computer). Is that part of this suggestion or is there a separate idea for that?
Neil Girdhar commented
Why not just leave this up to the external PDF viewer? Most of them support this.
Danielle L commented
I too would LOVE to have the option of saving my session with tabs and scroll position with PDFs. My work style is to have lots of things open at once so I can compare them etc.
O. Thier commented
This should be top priority !
Great idea! I would even suggest to make something like "Save session" as it is realized in some internet browsers (e.g. Opera..)
It will simplify work on several projects simultaneously... using different "session history".
Ziyad Saeed commented
for the time being atleast add "Recently read" link on the sidebar, while you work on the tab saving feature.
It seems tab recovery is a standard feature in browsers these day.
@rick: this has already been suggested here:
Isn't this same suggestion listed as planned here:
Come on! How hard could this possibly be, I am a phd studen in a center of 60+ scientists, have really been advocating mendeley, and so far all that I managed to persuade fell off again, many siting this particular issue! Mendely is first and foremost a pdf collator and reader. It is still very far behind as a station manager, you don't even carter to your largest user group (biology 31%) in allowing italics.. your average user has about 250 articles in their system - to an average scientist that\s the same as inactive
I love mendely, it has revolutionized the way i work. But I'm fed up being that guy speaking for "that weird program". Get your priorities straight, we don't need a stupid app, we need this tool!
GREAT! That problem is why I actually didn't shut down Windows for 3 month!!
Now Windows update really annoyed me and I finally shut down my PC, but made a lot of screenshots to remember which papers I was working on.
Please implement this feauture!!!
Alex Kara commented
Yes, please! +3!
I also agree with rowed79 on the option to easily create a collection of the open tabs to open later. Ideally, for me, this feature would do the following: on closing the application and/or on command during a session, create a collection of all open tabs that can be opened later manually during a session or from a prompt at start up.
Bonus features that would be nice in conjunction with this: 1) ability for this to work upon a crash, 2) work this into some kind of browsing history list 3)remember zoom levels in addition to location within PDF, 4) ability to select which of the previously open documents you want to load
But of course, ANYTHING on this front would be greatly appreciated.
Really needed feature, I have to find workarounds to keep a list of papers to read, which I will not read in one go.