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Questions related to installation or use of the Mendeley citation and reference manager, including its LibreOffice and browser plugins.

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Problem with the installation of Mendeley (mendeley-reference-manager-2.114.0-x86_64.AppImage) for Linux (Ubuntu 24.04)

I am trying to install Mendeley (mendeley-reference-manager-2.114.0-x86_64.AppImage) for Linux, my OS is Ubuntu 24.04 without success. Can somebody help me to install it, please?
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Menedeley AppImage and the LibreOffice Plug-In?

Using Ubuntu 22.04 and the new version of Mendeley only comes as an AppImage. Is there a workaround for installing the LibreOffice citation Plug-In toolbar?
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Mendeley Reference manager install issue with Ubuntu 22

Mendeley recently moved from the Desktop version to "Mendeley Reference Manager." Link: https://www.mendeley.com/download-reference-manager/ It downloads an AppImage file. I make the file ...
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Mendeley Reference Manager crashes on start in Ubuntu 22.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 (from 20.04) and now my Mendeley Reference Manager AppImage won't start. I made the AppImage executable and confirmed that libfuse2 is installed. When I try to run ...
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MendeleyDesktop removed on update [duplicate]

I've found an odd quirk and am curious if there's a reason or a workaround. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04, and I've installed the Mendeley desktop deb file, downloaded from the Mendeley site. However, ...
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Libreoffice error: libicui18n.so.63: cannot open shared object file

Got this error after installing libreoffice 7.2.3 in Ubuntu 20.04 using apt: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libicui18n.so.63: cannot open shared ...
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Mendeley Dark mode on Ubuntu 20.04

Has anyone found a way to have Mendeley on dark? It is quite disturbing on my full dark setup. Considering switching over to Zotero for this. Appreciate any help. Found this but it is a bit old, and I ...
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Mendeley Update File Unexpected Size [closed]

I am using Mendeley Desktop. When i click Mendeley, update notification popped up. Then i tried to update it but i am getting unexpected file size error as shown in below. Any idea to overcome this ? ...
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Issues installing Mendeley [duplicate]

The refered tutorial. The commands used in order: 1)wget https://desktop-download.mendeley.com/download/apt/pool/main/m/mendeleydesktop/mendeleydesktop_1.19.4-stable_amd64.deb 2)sudo dpkg -i /...
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How to link Mendeley plugin and MS word in Playonlinux

i want to use Mendeley and MS word 2013 in PlayOnLinux , Is that possible? I installed mendeley in the same virtual drive of MS office, so i manage to install the mendeley plugin for word however it ...
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install Mendeley desktop

I had Mendeley desktop on Ubuntu 18.04 and previous versions. It runned perfectly. Now I have the 20.04.1 Ubuntu version and I'm not able to install it. After downloading it from the Mendeley page and ...
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Menu bar and toolbar of few applications are very tiny in ubuntu 20.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 on Asus g531gu laptop. Few applications such as Mendeley and team-viewer have very tiny toolbar and menu bars. I have tried to increase font in setting but to no ...
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Failed to get bibliography by Mendeley in LO writer

My question is about making Bibliography via Mendeley 1.19.6 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Libreoffice writer 6.4? I tried to get but failed.
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Integration of mendeley with libre

I am trying to integrate mendeley plugin with libre office but I get this error when ever I try to install plugin. "Couldn't Install LibreOffice Plugin The LibreOffice unopkg utility gave the ...
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How to fix small GUI on Mendeley Desktop?

I installed Mendeley desktop on my laptop which has a high DPI screen (3200x1800). The GUI is extremely tiny and I've tried googling ways to force the GUI to be larger or adapt it for my screen to no ...
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"Open with" Default value inside flatpak application

I've just downloaded Mendeley app from flathub (installed through the Software Center) and it is working great. However, everytime I try to open a PDF inside the app using an external viewer, it ...
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Printing font change pdf

When I print a PDF in (Evince) document viewer it changes the font making the document hard to read. It looks something courier but the spacing is messed up. If I print in Mendeley the document comes ...
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Running Mendeley in ubuntu 19.04

I'm running ubuntu 19.04 via WSL on Windows 10. I have installed Mendeley Desktop on ubuntu but when I run the command sudo mendeleydesktop on my terminal I get the following error: QStandardPaths: ...
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LibreOffice Writer Mendeley {Formatting Citation} frozen, any idea?

I am using LibreOffice 6.1.4.2 with Mendeley 1.19.3 on Ubuntu 18.10. This is quite bothering me that when I cite a reference from Mendely, the citation just freezes and the {Formatting Citation} just ...
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Why can't I open mendeleydesktop from terminal?

I installed mendeley desktop via this link. It installed properly and works fine when I open it from the gui menu. However, I can't run it from terminal: kp@kk:~$ mendeleydesktop mendeleydesktop: ...
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Mendeley Desktop 1.19.2 doesn't launch in Ubuntu 18.04.1

Hej there, I installed the latest version of Mendeley Desktop, but it simply doesn't launch. On the Mendeley HP (https://www.mendeley.com/download-desktop/) I chose the 32bit-version on the right (...
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Unable to open several (but not all) pdf files within mendeley desktop (Ubuntu 18.04)

as the title says, Mendeley Desktop says "Unable to open PDF - It may be damaged" but I am able to open with external viewer by Right click > Open File Externally. Edit: The same file opens in ...
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Cannot install Mendeley LibreOffice (snap) citation plugin

I just updated to the latest LibreOffice (6.0.4.2) but I changed from the traditionally installed version to the snap version of LibreOffice. Now, when I run Mendeley (1.19) I no longer see the ...
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Mendeley 1.19 update makes cpu 102%, How to check causes of this? [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. After upgrading to Mendeley Desktop 1.19 edition CPU runs over 100%. As I check htop there is not any other processes running to have over 100% CPU. How can I check What ...
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Mendeley desktop crash

My Mendeley-desktop application suddenly started crashing on Ubuntu 16.04. It says: Another application has your Mendeley database open. Closing the other program or logging out of your computer may ...
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Mendeley would not work after last Ubuntu Update

I have a mendeley running on Ubuntu 14.04.5. I am having issues starting the software now after an update a few weeks ago. I receive this error message: /usr/bin/../../opt/mendeleydesktop/bin/...
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Mendeley Desktop processing loop on Ubuntu 18.04

So I use mendeley for school, and I just forced an upgrade to ubuntu 18.04 because I royally screwed my kernel when I was running 16.04 (total noob messing with stuff) and wanted a fresh start. Since ...
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Error while installing mendeley [closed]

I want to install mendeley, but when I ran the command sudo dpkg -i <path-to-download-package> I got this error: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
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Mendeley Desktop

I just recently installed Mendeley Desktop on 16.04, and I notice that there are 2 Mendeley Desktops in Ubuntu Software. Does anyone know how to get rid of that bug that makes Ubuntu Software lists 2 ...
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"watch folder" in linux version of Mendeley Desktop

I am using mendeley on Ubuntu 16.04. the problem is, I can't add set "watch folder" to my article folder on drives D. In other words, "watch folder" in Ubuntu version of mendely is limited to "root ...
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PDF book opens in Mendeley when openned from Calibre

I have Ubuntu Gnome installed and I am using i3wm. Everytime I double click a book in Calibre to open it it opens in Mendeley desktop. This doesn't happen under Gnome. Could you explain why this ...
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MENDELEY - error foreign key constraint failed

i am using ubuntu 16-x and Mendeley desktop as a reference manager. all of a sudden i got the error 'foreign key constraint failed'. i re-installed mendeley but the problem persists? how can i solve ...
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Mendeleydesktop does not load full screen on Ubuntu 16.04

I have been using MendeleyDesktop 1.17.9 for a while, but for some reason this week the app is not loading properly. For some reason it seems to only load part of the screen and it will not let me ...
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Mendeley won't start Ubuntu 16.04.2

Im using Ubuntu 16.04.2 together with mendeley. When I want to start mendeley by clicking on the launcher icon, nothing happens. Launching mendeleydesktop via shell leads to: QSslSocket: cannot ...
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upgrade mendeley to experimental release through command line

I installed mendeleydesktop through terminal on Ubuntu 16.10. Current installed version is 1.17.8. I have chosen to "Opt-in to Experimental Releases" from the Help->Check for updates option inside the ...
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problem in installing mendeleydesktop

I recently download Mendeleydesktop for Linux from their site. Exactly followed the installation proccess but the application wont start. When I run the program from terminal by typing: Latitude-...
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How to force running sh file without use of terminal

I have mendeleydesktop python script file which run menedeley software GUI on my ubuntu 16 machine. I run the following command to allow execution sudo chmod +x mendelelydesktop then I made a symbolic ...
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Mendeley Desktop won't open on ubuntu 14.04

I've tried to run Mendeley on ubuntu 14.04. I installed it using the instructions on their website or by typing in the terminal sudo apt-get install mendeleydesktop and neither is working. Output of ...
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Process(application) is active but is not shown anywhere on the desktop. How to open its window?

On Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity, sometimes when I start application and then if I close the window (it happens to Skype) or just lock the system (Mendeley) the icon of the application disappears from the ...
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How to export PDFs files with subfolders from Mendeley?

When I export PDFs from Mendeley I get all pdfs in the same folder. How to keep them organized and also export annotations?
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Mendeley Desktop only runs with sudo [duplicate]

I have installed Mendeley Desktop (https://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/ubuntu/instructions/) in my computer. It turns out that I can only run the program through the terminal, by sudo ...
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Mendeley Desktop won't install on ubuntu 16.04

Mendeley Desktop simply fails to install on Ubuntu 16.04. I have followed all the instructions here. Ubuntu software launches when I click the download and I hit "Install" but then nothing happens. ...
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dpkg: error processing package mendeleydesktop (--install)

Now I am sick of this error and after trying all the things that I found from similar questions, I decided to post this. So I am trying to install mendeleydesktop on my newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 : ...
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Mendeley desktop won't work on ubuntu 16.04

I've been trying to install Mendeley on ubuntu 16.04. I followed the installation guide on their website but it simply doesn't start. The icon appears when I run it and in 3 seconds it disappears. Any ...
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Libreoffice Mendeley Plugin stopped merging citations

After a number of successful merges, Mendeley plugin for Libreoffice does not merge citations anymore. The document I am working on it has almost 100 citations. How can I make it to work as before? ...
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Force Mendeley Desktop GTK theme

I've been trying for a while to set the GTK theme of the Mendeley desktop UI, without success. The reason I want to do this is because I am using a dark theme, and that Mendeley is unreadable (dark ...
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