- by Firefox user 15323991, 7 days agoRated 1 out of 5Nothing happens when clicking on the extension. I cannot use it to import any references, that's really problematic. I tried all the debugging, uninstalling and reinstalling, nothing works
- by Firefox user 16894031, 16 days agoRated 1 out of 5As far as I can tell, this extension does absolutely nothing. Clicking on the icon does nothing.
In Firefox debugging, its returning a connection error. The chrome extension is not working either.
I now have to manually import references into Mendeley.
- by Aleksandr Andreev, 3 months agoRated 1 out of 5Seems to be fairly useless. Cannot correctly parse the information about papers on Google Scholar, elibrary, JSTOR, Academia, or any other sites.
Developer responseposted 2 months agoI'm sorry to hear about these problems, Aleksandr. Google Scholar should be quite accurate, it would be really useful to know exactly which pages are having this problem? Google Scholar is one of our most used sites, so it would be good to know of any problems with it.
I had a look at the rest that you mentioned. eLibrary looks to work well with the extension, although if you have pages where it doesn't work it would be good to get them. JSTOR and Academia seem to have similar problems: our extension looks for identifiers on the page (DOIs, ISSNs and the like) and uses that to get metadata and PDFs. JSTOR and Academia do not appear to have them. However, we do have entity identifiers which can clearly be improved for these pages, I'll report them to our developers.
Thanks for reaching out!
- by Firefox user 16258965, 3 months agoRated 1 out of 5This new version of Mendeley makes accessing online papers is more complicated and less intuitive than the previous version.
Developer responseposted 2 months agoI'm sorry to hear you feel this way, it would be really useful to know how and why the newer version is more complicated and less intuitive than the previous one, so we can improve the newer version to match your expectations of the older version?
- by Firefox user 16651110, 4 months agoRated 1 out of 5This doesn't really work. It quite consistently fetches the wrong PDF (especially on PubMed). I don't know why, but I hope this feedback helps address this issue.
- by Firefox user 13912053, 6 months agoRated 1 out of 5-Getting logged out after each firefox session.
-Launching firefox also opens this small mendeley window each time. Very annoying
Now I can't even use it because everytime I click the Mendeley icon, it launches the small window, closes and nothing happens.
- by Christian Beiwinkel, a year agoRated 1 out of 5Unreliable and missing features like adding detailed information manually right awayWe are sorry to hear you are disappointed with Mendeley Web Importer. We continue to make efforts to improve it daily and hope that your satisfaction will increase as we work to improve its usability, stability and performance.
- by pfh, a year agoRated 1 out of 5This add on suddenly started asking for permission to produce notifications. This would be so it can display ads for its company, presumably.
Oh no. No no no no. It's bad enough when every website does this. Now add ons are too? For an apparently respectable company producing this add-on, this is a joke.Hi there! As product manager for this extension, I can categorically assure you that we have no intention at all in displaying advertisements. It would wreck the user experience and call forth exactly the kind of indignation I sense from your comment here :)
The notification permission is used for communicating status messages, such as displaying errors when Mendeley Web Importer cannot import a document. We may potentially use it also in future to indicate that uploads have finished.
I hope you have been enjoying using Mendeley Web Importer and will continue to benefit from it.
- by Cornelius, a year agoRated 1 out of 5Can you please explain why this add-on needs the permission to accsess my data for all web sites?Good question – but we have good reasons:
1. Mendeley Web Importer needs to read the content of the web page in order to detect document identifiers within it. The extension then looks up metadata for the identifier from Mendeley Catalog.
2. Mendeley Web Importer automatically follows link redirects in order to be able to locate a full text PDF for the references it detects. Since the PDF may not be hosted on the web page you are looking at, the extension requires permissions to follow the redirects to be able to look at other websites.
I hope this clarifies why the extension asks for the permissions it does. If you have any follow-up questions, please use the "Send feedback" link in the extension and we'll be happy to discuss further.
- by Diego Abraham Olvera Mendoza, a year agoRated 1 out of 5It is not working on some pdf's viewed on firefox. The button don't display anything. For example in https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Driessen/publication/242097053_Path_Difference_Learning_for_Guitar_Fingering_Problem/links/5460b9d70cf295b5616375b4/Path-Difference-Learning-for-Guitar-Fingering-Problem.pdf
Now if I use Mendeley Web Importer on a PDF the following message appear: "For security, Firefox blocks extensions running on PDF files".
It is a pity that the extension does not work in a browser as good and safe as Firefox. It is time to go back to Chrome again.
- by M.MRB, a year agoRated 1 out of 5Unable to get sign-in. Every time showing same message "sorry" unable to connect. Poor service.Sorry to hear you're having problems. As an initial step, please uninstall and reinstall the extension. If the problem persists, please visit https://service.elsevier.com/app/chat/chat_launch/supporthub/mendeley/ to troubleshoot.