Follow these steps to download Mendeley Desktop: Download Mendeley Desktop here.; Run the downloaded installer. Follow the on-screen instructions. Download Mendeley Desktop for Windows Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (Version 1803) See release notes. Other systems: Mendeley Desktop for macOS Mendeley Desktop for Linux.

  • Mendeley Desktop is a comprehensive application designed to provide researchers and scientific writers with a means of publishing their work as well as searching for sources to base their studies.
  • Mendeley is the desktop application component of the Mendeley research ecosystem. This software lives on your desktop computer and is separate from the web interface or the mobile applications. Of course, the Mendeley mobile applications are an important part of the overall system too.

Package Details: mendeleydesktop 1.19.8-1

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Git Clone URL: (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: mendeleydesktop
Description: Academic software for managing and sharing research papers.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom:mendeley_eula
Submitter: lpjhjdh
Maintainer: ali.molaei
Last Packager: ali.molaei
Votes: 303
Popularity: 3.57
First Submitted: 2009-06-10 18:28
Last Updated: 2021-02-08 08:39

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akstrfn commented on 2018-10-02 15:21

To avoid crashs when opening PDF's, and hangout on exit install mendeleydesktop-bundled which packages Qt provided by the upstream.

SamLukeYes commented on 2021-04-07 06:09


zzzzzz commented on 2021-04-05 10:54

I got undefined symbol when running mendeleydesktop:

It seems that Qt5.15 changed some function in libQt5WebEngineCore:

So I guess I cannot run mendeleydesktop with Qt5.15?

tstenner commented on 2021-02-16 07:22

The bundled version has several duplicate libraries instead of symlinks.

I've added the following lines in package_mendeleydesktop-bundled to save ~129MB:

ali.molaei commented on 2021-02-08 13:28

@donpicoro it exists still on the tar.bz2 package :-? or I don't understand what you are referring to

donpicoro commented on 2021-02-08 10:34

Hi @ali.molaei !

I think your TODO in the PKGBUILD got easier as now the file rm bin/ does not seem to exist ;-)



vfbsilva commented on 2021-01-19 16:37


Got an issue here as the webimported wont open pds despite the association of mime type and selection on fifox file chooser. Any ideas about what can cause it?

The application reports:QFSFileEngine::open: No file name specified[0119/] Failed to open file: /memfd:/.glXXXXXX (deleted)Error: File or directory not found


ali.molaei commented on 2021-01-06 12:52

Mendeley Desktop Windows 10

hey @makaturu, did you tried mendeleydesktop-bundled ?

makaturu commented on 2021-01-06 09:42


I'm a newbie to the Arch branch of linux after a friend suggested I try Manjaro and compare it the Debian branch I was using. Love it!

I recently updated and find that Mendeley desktop would no longer load. I tried reinstalling, even trying an earlier build (1.19.4) but no luck. In frustration I tried something which worked. I downloaded the tarball above (either), unzipped it and ran ./bin/mendeleydesktop from the extracted folder. It installed and works fine since. Hope I don't break the system down the road by doing this.

Any insight into why this bypass of pacman works and if it will update automatically in the future?


ilario commented on 2020-11-03 15:55

Mendeley 1.19.6 has a bug when exporting .bib (BibTex) files (it does not escape % symbols).When I contacted them on this, they stated they're aware of the bug, that it will be fixed in 1.19.7 and suggested to downgrade to 1.19.4 (the download link on their website already points to 1.19.4).

javad commented on 2020-10-03 10:07


I am using a 4k/high-dpi monitor and I am pretty sure that you too.The following command solved my issue:


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It seems that it kind of a bug for gnome desktop as it does not apply the scaling factor for qt apps.

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You can also set the follwing lines of code in the set_environment function in the /opt/mendeleydesktop/bin/mendeleydesktop file:

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