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 +====== Zotero Version History ======
  
 +Changes in released versions of Zotero 5.0 are documented on this page. To follow development,​ see the [[https://​github.com/​zotero/​zotero/​commits/​|commit log on GitHub]]. More recent changes may be available in a [[dev_builds|beta build]].
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.58 (November 12, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed some installed citation styles not appearing in document preferences window on some displays
 +  * Show message on Mac Word 2011/Mojave permissions failure recommending upgrading to latest Word 2011 version
 +  * Restore compatibility with old CSL 0.8 styles
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.57 (October 24, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Show better messages for Word permissions errors in maOS Mojave
 +  * Don't add four spaces when pressing Tab to indent list in note
 +  * Add %%zotero://​select%% support for collections
 +  * Fixed error when adding empty tag via Connector save popup
 +  * Show "Find Available PDFs" even if notes or attachments are included in selection
 +  * Fixed 'req is undefined'​ error after consecutive S3 failures
 +  * Fixed note being read-only after viewing note in trash
 +  * Fixed popup when no items are eligible for "Find Available PDFs"
 +  * Fixed imports with missing attachments not closing the progress window
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.56 (October 9, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * ** [[/​blog/​improved-pdf-retrieval-with-unpaywall-integration/​|Improved PDF retrieval with Unpaywall integration]] **
 +  * Don't show progress window when retrieving metadata for a single PDF
 +  * Fixed blank snapshots when saving from Twitter
 +  * Fixed hang in open/save dialogs on macOS Mojave
 +  * Show warning if Zotero is started from a Mac disk image
 +    * Doing so can cause the Word for Mac extension not to load
 +  * Trigger downloading and opening of linked files evicted from iCloud Drive
 +  * Added support for %%marginnoteapp://​%% links
 +  * Don't include "​Zotero"​ in User-Agent sent to non-Zotero sites
 +  * Ensure that the document preferences window is smaller than the screen height
 +  * Show an error message if translators or styles fail to load
 +  * Don't show "You must insert a citation to perform this operation."​ window when inserting a citation into a document with citations copied from another document
 +  * Fixed potential import error from Mendeley
 +  * Reduced memory usage when copying large numbers of items across libraries
 +  * Reduced memory usage when clearing full-text index
 +  * Vacuum database automatically after clearing full-text index
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.55.1 (September 26, 2018) =====
 +
 +//Zotero for Mac only//
 +
 +  * **macOS 10.14 Mojave compatibility**
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.55 (August 15, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Show clearer error messages for connection and security certificate errors
 +  * Fixed error backing up database
 +  * Fixed error using a word processor document with a missing citation style
 +  * Fixed a bug that could cause group permissions not to sync
 +  * Fixed possible restart error with invalid Quick Copy setting
 +  * Fixed two journal abbreviations
 +  * Fixed large icon in Edit Bibliography dialog on high-res displays
 +  * Don't percent-encode periods in usernames in WebDAV requests
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.54 (July 23, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed a bug that caused local group files to not be deleted when leaving or deleting a group
 +    * Orphaned group files will be automatically deleted in an upcoming version
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Reduced memory consumption when updating documents with large bibliographies
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.210
 +  * Item field changes weren'​t saved when clicking directly from an open field to the creator delete button or the creator type menu
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.53 (July 7, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed modified citations in word processor documents being updated even after user asked for them not to be
 +  * Mendeley import fixes
 +    * Certain top-level folders could be skipped
 +    * Fixed error when importing items containing empty tags
 +    * Detect Mendeley data directory using older location
 +  * Fixed error with nested saved searches containing Attachment Content conditions
 +  * Import base-directory-relative linked files via Zotero RDF
 +    * Relative paths are included in export when "​Export files" is unchecked
 +  * Added support for %%bear://%% protocol for link attachments
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.52 (June 20, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed hang during import if an attached file is invalid
 +  * Speed up indexing of attached HTML files during import
 +  * Fixed display of corrupted-database error message
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.51 (June 16, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed a bug that could result in duplicated files when importing Mendeley libraries
 +    * Previously imported files will be cleaned up automatically
 +    * The duplicated files were not synced if using file syncing
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.50 (June 14, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Reduced memory usage when importing large Mendeley libraries
 +  * Fixed an issue that could cause excessive sync attempts after another error occurred
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.49 (June 12, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * ** [[kb:​Mendeley import]] **
 +  * Added "Place imported collections and items into new collection"​ import option
 +    * When selected, imported collections are added to the library root
 +  * Adjusted note header sizing/​styling
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.48 (June 5, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Added %%zotero://​open-pdf handler to open PDF%% at a given page ([[https://​github.com/​zotero/​zotero/​commit/​609657a8e435db9c4d3fcaf96502ac2835e08324|details]])
 +  * Fixed tag saving for intercepted RIS/BibTeX files from connector
 +  * Stricter extraction of PMIDs in Add Item by Identifier
 +  * Word processor plugin fixes
 +    * Fixed handling of corrupted bibliographies
 +    * Fixed display of some error messages
 +    * Fixed an error running Refresh after reinstalling a style
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.206
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.47 (May 2, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed "A maximum of 16 undo records can be active simultaneously"​ error in word processor plugin
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.46 (April 30, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * **Google Docs integration support** ([[https://​forums.zotero.org/​discussion/​71599/​available-for-beta-testing-google-docs-integration/​p1|experimental]];​ requires beta Zotero Connector)
 +  * **arXiv ID support in Add Item by Identifier**
 +  * Better metadata recognition for arXiv PDFs
 +  * Automatically switch to My Library when attempting to save to a read-only library from the connector
 +  * Fixed syncing of changes to existing saved searches
 +  * A search for "​1"​ would incorrectly match all notes
 +  * Improved saving of webpage snapshots from sites with strict browser sniffing
 +  * Allow a description to be added when reporting incorrect PDF metadata
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.45 (April 16, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Items in local trash weren'​t restored to library on sync when restored elsewhere
 +  * Items in My Publications weren'​t removed on sync when removed elsewhere
 +  * Fixed sync error if a collection was deleted locally and an item in that collection was modified elsewhere
 +  * Don't focus previous creator row when choosing autocompleted creator
 +  * Show "​Export Collection…"​ in empty collection if there are items in subcollections
 +  * Don't refresh citations on close of document preferences window when automatic citation updates are disabled
 +  * Prevent an open progress window from blocking shutdown
 +  * Fixed a potential error when merging items that were previously copied to another library
 +  * When merging more than two items and then refreshing a document that referenced them, only one of the removed citations was updated to point to the final item
 +  * Restore proper error message on incompatible database version
 +  * Allow screen readers to read item field label when editing a field
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.44 (April 6, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Avoid unnecessary updates when inserting citations via the word processor plugin
 +  * [LibreOffice] Fixed bibliography style being applied to following paragraph on Windows
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.201
 +  * Additional fixes to support Zotero Connector target selector beta
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.43 (April 3, 2018) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * **Support for choosing the save destination from the Zotero Connector** (requires the Zotero Connector beta; [[https://​forums.zotero.org/​discussion/​71243/​available-for-beta-testing-zotero-connector-target-selector|details]])
 +  * When creating a secondary profile, automatically create a new data directory named after the profile
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.199
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * When retrieving metadata for some PDFs in group libraries, the parent item was saved to My Library instead of the group
 +  * [macOS] Fixed failure saving webpage snapshots when main window is closed
 +  * Fixed Daylight Saving Time–related display bug in Accessed and several other date fields
 +  * Fixed crash when switching item types if an item field that was invalid for the new type was being edited
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.42 (March 30, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed potential error in word processor plugin when handling citations copied from another document
 +  * Fixed low-res tag color swatches for several item types on HiDPI displays
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.41 (March 27, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed potential upgrade error in databases previously migrated from another user account (since 5.0.39)
 +  * Fixed "Empty path for item" file sync error
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.40 (March 27, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed "​citation is undefined"​ error in older word processor versions (since 5.0.39)
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.39 (March 27, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed "​citationByIndex[i].sortedItems is undefined"​ error from word processor plugin
 +  * Create automatic (not manual) tags when retrieving PDF metadata by ISBN
 +  * Fixed sync error caused by username change in Zotero 4.0
 +  * Fixed item URLs not unproxifying when saving from the connector
 +  * Restored "​maximum pages to index" setting in Search preferences
 +  * Use high-res icons in Related Items tab
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.38 (March 21, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Word processor plugin changes
 +    * Fixed "​[(j-1)].sorteditems.slice(...)[0] is undefined"​ error
 +    * Changes to slow-citation-updates prompt
 +      * The prompt could be displayed unnecessarily if another alert dialog was displayed first
 +      * Increased prompt timeout from 3 seconds to 15 seconds; to avoid user confusion, disabling updates will primarily be done manually in the document preferences
 +      * Clarified location of Refresh button in message
 +    * Show original and modified citation in edited-citation warning
 +    * Avoid unnecessary text writes on document refresh
 +  * Use additional DOI providers for PDF metadata retrieval
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.193
 +  * Use high-res icons when DPI is 120 or above (previously 144)
 +  * Other minor fixes
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.37 (March 11, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed saving of keywords and subject headings as tags (since 5.0.36)
 +  * Fixed note display in read-only libraries and classic Add/Edit Citation dialog (since 5.0.36)
 +  * Select newly created items when importing RIS/BibTeX from the Zotero Connector
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.36 (March 9, 2018) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +See the [[/​blog/​zotero-5-0-36/​|5.0.36 blog post]] for more details.
 +
 +  * **Improved PDF metadata retrieval**
 +    * PDFs are now recognized using a Zotero-designed web service that doesn'​t rely on Google Scholar, allowing large numbers of PDFs to be recognized without rate limits. No data about the content or results of searches is logged by the service.
 +    * Zotero now automatically attempts to retrieve metadata for PDFs as they'​re added (configurable in the preferences).
 +  * **Deferred citation updates**
 +    * When using the word processor plugin in a large document, disabling "​Automatic Citation Updates"​ in the document preferences will prevent Zotero from updating citations and the bibliography to reflect new citation inserts. This can dramatically speed up plugin usage in large documents. Use the "​Refresh"​ button to manually update citations before submitting the document.
 +    * If inserting a citation takes longer than three seconds, Zotero will prompt to disable citation updates.
 +  * **Custom PDF viewer setting**
 +    * Zotero can now open PDFs using a different PDF viewer from the system default.
 +  * **Expanded automatic PDF renaming**
 +    * Zotero now automatically renames PDFs based on the parent metadata when adding a stored or linked file attachment to an item, as well as after Retrieve Metadata for PDF is performed.
 +    * Can be disabled from the General pane of the preferences
 +  * **Bundled PDF tools**
 +    * It's no longer necessary to install the PDF tools separately after installing Zotero.
 +    * The PDF tools now run from Zotero'​s application directory rather than the data directory, which improves compatibility with some institutional system policies.
 +  * **Various UI improvements on Windows**
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.190
 +  * Improved attachment saving from some gated sites
 +  * New tag colors
 +  * Additional high-resolution item type icons
 +  * Display more helpful error messages when fields are too long to sync
 +  * Added button to re-enable word processor plugins in the Cite preferences if disabled
 +  * Show full URL in tooltip when hovering over attachment URL
 +  * Other smaller improvements and fixes
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Prevent Undo from clearing existing notes
 +  * Reduced idle CPU usage to ~0%
 +  * Improved stability of attachment indexing when other operations are in progress
 +  * Fixed font size scaling of tag selector on macOS
 +  * Improved handling of file permissions changes in group libraries
 +  * If multiple note windows were open, double-clicking a note could focus wrong note
 +  * Don't show Reindex button in item pane for attachments that aren't PDFs or text files
 +===== Changes in 5.0.35.1 (February 12, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed bug in LibreOffice plugin that caused extra newline to be added to footnotes
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.35 (February 11, 2018) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * Added workaround for broken WebDAV sync with Box caused by invalid HTTP responses from Box servers ([[https://​forums.zotero.org/​discussion/​comment/​301014/#​Comment_301014|more info]])
 +  * Reduce minimum width of Zotero pane
 +  * Allow dragging parent items to collection even if child items are selected
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.183
 +  * Don't allow hiding of Title in items list column picker
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Fixed various errors that could occur after long operations (e.g., indexing a large PDF)
 +  * Fixed detection of WebDAV settings changes when clicking Verify Server
 +  * Fixed startup hang due to invalid note entry
 +  * Fixed import/​export hangs due to corrupted database
 +  * Prompt to reset local group files on loss of file editing privileges
 +  * Restored missing search spinner
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.34.6 (February 3, 2018) =====
 +
 +//Zotero for Mac only//
 +
 +  * Fixed error inserting citation into footnote with existing text in Word 16.9.1
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.34.5 (February 3, 2018) =====
 +
 +  * Support plugin installation in LibreOffice 6
 +  * Fixed rich-text formatting in citations in LibreOffice (since 5.0.26)
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.34.4 (January 22, 2018) =====
 +
 +//Zotero for Mac only//
 +
 +  * Fixed flashing while updating citations in footnotes in Word 2016 for Mac version 16
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.34.3 (January 22, 2018) =====
 +
 +//Zotero for Mac only//
 +
 +  * Fixed editing citations in footnotes in Word 2016 for Mac version 16
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.34.2 (January 19, 2018) =====
 +
 +//Zotero for Mac only//
 +
 +  * **Adds support for Word 2016 for Mac version 16**
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.34.1 (January 19, 2018) =====
 +
 +//Zotero for Mac only//
 +
 +  * Added warning regarding Word 2016 for Mac version 16 compatibility
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.34 (January 11, 2018) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * The Word for Windows plugin is now digitally signed
 +    * This allows the plugin to be used at institutions that restrict the use of Office macros to known publishers.
 +  * Automatically rename dragged file attachments from parent metadata
 +  * Allow "​now"​ in Accessed field to enter current time
 +  * Added "​Publication"​ to top level of condition drop-down in Advanced Search window
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Deleting a tag from the tag selector caused the tag to be deleted from all libraries
 +  * Undo in notes could restore changes from another note
 +  * Fixed inconsistent search results from word processor plugin in larger databases
 +  * Fixed issue where items list could disappear until restart when switching collections
 +  * When clicking away from a changed field in the item pane, the newly clicked field would close immediately
 +  * When editing a field on a newly created parent item, the opened field would close on auto-sync
 +  * "​Unsupported predicate '​dc:​isReplacedBy'"​ sync error
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.33 (December 19, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed display of toolbar in Word 2011 for Mac (since 5.0.31)
 +  * Fixed some UI issues with storage settings in Sync preferences
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.32 (December 16, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Restore code signature (since 5.0.31)
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.31 (December 15, 2017) =====
 +
 +//Note: Due to a packaging error, Zotero 5.0.31 did not include a code signature.//​
 +
 +  * Reintroduced "​Restore to Online Library"​ functionality
 +    * Allows efficiently overwriting an online library with data from a local library
 +    * Only necessary when restoring from a local database backup or overwriting changes in the online library made on another computer that haven'​t yet synced to the local computer
 +    * See [[:​kb/​sync_reset_options#​restore_to_online_library|Sync Reset Options]] for more information
 +  * Don't show note in right-hand pane when editing in separate window
 +    * Notes now display in only one location at a time, fixing a bug where the two notes could get out of sync and lose recent content
 +  * Fixed cursor resetting when typing in attachment note
 +  * Fixed auto-focusing of note in separate editing window
 +  * Avoid unnecessary sync upload attempts in some situations
 +  * Select text in search bar when using Edit -> Find or shortcut key
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.182
 +  * Link URLs and DOIs in HTML bibliographies
 +  * Fixed context-menu paste into Add Item by Identifier popup
 +  * Disable "Check Database Integrity"​ button while running
 +  * Show file path instead of "​(null)"​ when installing style by launching a CSL file
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.30 (December 3, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * [Windows] Fixed "​Access is denied"​ sync error with read-only files
 +  * [Windows] Clear read-only attribute when storing file
 +  * Fixed potential sync error after resetting read-only group
 +  * Show proper warning when trying to sync an attachment note containing embedded images
 +  * Don't show warning about Firefox profile access if '​zotero'​ subdirectory doesn'​t contain a Zotero database
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.181
 +  * Fixed error saving from feed items when primary translator fails
 +  * Fixed sorting of creator types in non-English languages
 +===== Changes in 5.0.29 (November 28, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed various issues in items list after editing items, including lost cursor position or text when editing a note
 +  * Fixed styling of LibreOffice footnotes (since 5.0.28)
 +  * Fixed extra auto-sync after uploading data
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.28 (November 22, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Warn on duplicate Zotero for Firefox data directory immediately after 5.0 upgrade instead of on first restart
 +    * If separate databases exist for Zotero Standalone 4.0 and Zotero 4.0 for Firefox, Zotero 5.0 automatically uses the more recent database, which may not be the desired directory if Zotero for Firefox has the primary database but Zotero Standalone 4.0 is opened before the upgrade to Zotero 5.0. This dialog warns about that situation and allows switching to the Firefox database, but it previously didn't show until the next restart after a 5.0 upgrade.
 +  * Sped up LibreOffice citation inserts/​edits
 +  * Fixed '​mimeType is undefined'​ sync error
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.27 (November 17, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Show warning on [[kb:​data_missing_after_zotero_5_upgrade|Firefox profile access error]] in additional situations
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.26 (November 17, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Show warning on [[kb:​data_missing_after_zotero_5_upgrade|Firefox profile access error]] after installation
 +  * Don't ignore whitespace when sorting
 +    * This temporarily restores use of non-leading punctuation for sorting.
 +  * Fixed bug that caused database integrity check to miss some errors
 +  * Fixed '''​fieldMode'​ cannot be 1 with '​firstName'​ property''​ startup error
 +  * [Linux] Reduce spacing in collection pane
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.25 (November 12, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * Add one-second delay before marking feed items as read
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.180
 +
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * [Mac] Don't try to open second copy of Zotero when launching via Spotlight/​etc. or opening RIS file
 +  * Fixed extremely slow startup with some databases
 +  * Fixed date parsing from Atom feeds
 +  * Fixed feed item read/unread toggle shortcut
 +  * Fixed "​Rename File from Parent Metadata"​ for linked file if target filename exists
 +  * Fixed potential error accessing missing old attachments created on a Mac from other OSes
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.24 (October 30, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * Updated toolbar buttons on macOS
 +  * Updated additional low-res icons for high-res displays
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Fixed various conflict resolution bugs
 +    * Choosing the local side for a conflict could fail to keep the local version
 +  * Properly stop background full-text indexing when computer becomes non-idle
 +  * Fixed items list problems when adding item with a search entered
 +  * Fixed "​item._changed.creators is undefined"​ startup error
 +  * Fixed potential error after switching to first note of session
 +  * Fixed skipped group sync when another group is archived
 +  * Fall back to English sorting if system locale can't be parsed
 +  * Enable "Set Up Syncing"​ button when pasting via context menu or using drag and drop
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.23 (October 14, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed drag-and-drop unreliability (since 5.0.22)
 +  * Fixed warning about missing data directory on first run
 +  * Fixed item selection that required switching to the library root
 +  * Fixed incorrect 'et al.' behavior in Word for Windows plugin
 +  * Fixed rebuilding of full-text index
 +  * Save note on forward-delete when text is selected
 +  * Fixed a potential sync error
 +  * Fixed username displayed in warning when syncing an existing library to a different account
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.22 (October 2, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed various UI refresh bugs
 +  * Fixed various bugs importing RIS/BibTeX from the Connector
 +  * Fixed sync error due to invalid item relations
 +  * Set related items correctly when duplicating items
 +  * Fixed relations import from translators
 +  * Adjust font size in Create Bibliography window
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.21 (September 21, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed editing in classic citation window
 +  * Fixed sync error after deleting local collection containing remotely modified item
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.178
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.20 (September 20, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed saved search deletion (since 5.0.19)
 +  * Close progress window on import error
 +  * Show better error for invalid security certificate during file sync
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.19 (September 18, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Prevent further typing and require restart if an error occurs saving a note
 +  * Fixed error migrating from Zotero for Firefox due to corrupted Firefox preferences file
 +  * Fixed errors after using "​Delete Collection and Items…"​
 +  * Speed up emptying trash
 +  * Show better error message if data directory can't be created
 +  * Fixed startup error due to corrupted locate engine file
 +  * Fixed download of CrossRef locate engine icon
 +===== Changes in 5.0.18 (September 11, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Allow setting data directory via ''​-datadir''​ command-line flag
 +    * Pass an absolute path, or pass '​profile'​ to use a '​zotero'​ directory within the [[kb:​profile directory|Zotero profile directory]] as in 4.0
 +    * Useful in situations where only the profile directory is writable by the user (e.g., an institutional roaming profile setup)
 +    * If Zotero is started without the command-line flag, it will revert to the previous location
 +  * Fixed intermittent item selection failure
 +  * Fixed restart error moving away from note that hadn't finished loading
 +  * Continue lookup process in Add Item by Identifier if an identifier isn't found
 +  * Fixed potential error relocating file with extended characters
 +  * Fixed potential error with full-text phrase search
 +  * Fixed "​Create Bibliography"​ for saved searches
 +  * Fixed slow startup with many items in trash
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.177
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.17 (August 22, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.175
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.16 (August 19, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Provide option at startup to switch to a recently updated Zotero for Firefox data directory, in case it was orphaned during data directory migration before 5.0.15
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.15 (August 19, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed data directory migration from Firefox profile directory
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.14 (August 19, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed error recognizing metadata for some PDFs (since 5.0.12)
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.174
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.13 (August 18, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed handling of linked files when base directory is set to drive root
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.12 (August 17, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * Restored Cut/​Copy/​Paste in note context menu
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Show proper error messages for access-denied errors during file sync
 +  * Import intercepted RIS/BibTeX from connector into the selected collection
 +  * Fixed link opening in Add-ons pane
 +  * Fixed potential error updating citations
 +  * Fixed cleaning of passwords for some WebDAV errors from debug output
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.11 (August 13, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * Download missing attachments as needed even in "at sync time" file sync mode
 +  * Show files remaining to download in sync button tooltip
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Fixed first-run error with some upgrades
 +  * Fixed cases of files not being downloaded after interrupted syncs until files were changed remotely
 +  * Fixed handling of an error during Retrieve Metadata for PDF
 +  * [Mac] Fixed "Open in Library"​ from Quick Format popup if main window is closed
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.10 (August 11, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed opening of some links
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.9 (August 10, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * When upgrading to 5.0 and a previous data directory is found for both Zotero Standalone and Zotero for Firefox, use the most recently opened directory
 +  * Show "​Queued"​ for an attachment'​s full-text index status if synced full-text content is available but not yet processed
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Faster shutdown speed when a file sync is in progress
 +  * Better handling of Unicode paths in WebDAV URL
 +  * Fixed opening of some links in the About window
 +  * Fixed a potential file sync error
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.8 (August 5, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * Debug Output Logging improvements
 +    * A new menu under the Help menu allows for quickly generating and submitting debug output to Zotero developers
 +    * Debug output can now be displayed in real-time using the View Output option
 +  * [Mac] Allow Zotero window to be closed without quitting Zotero
 +    * Syncing, word processor integration,​ and saving from browsers will continue to work while the window is closed
 +  * Improve handling of data directory–related startup errors
 +    * If configured data directory is missing but data directory is found at default location ("​Zotero"​ within the home directory), offer to use the default location instead
 +    * Provide better guidance when data directory is inaccessible
 +  * Update Quick Copy menu options based on current settings and URL
 +  * Don't include notes and attachments when generating bibliography via Quick Copy
 +  * Improve authenticated proxy detection at startup
 +
 +=== Zotero Connector changes ===
 +
 +  * The Zotero Connector for Firefox can now be used with more restrictive privacy/​cookie settings
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Trash didn't refresh properly when emptying deleted attachments
 +  * Auto-expand parent items to show search matches when viewing saved search
 +  * Fixed various problems when Zotero is started while Zotero is offline ​
 +  * Fixed external %%zotero://​%% links
 +  * Fixed various problems with Attachment Content search condition
 +  * Fixed crash switching from item Notes tab to feed item
 +  * Avoid unnecessary file access during full-text content syncing
 +  * Fixed "Copy as HTML" Quick Copy option (since 5.0.5)
 +  * Searching for "​Presentation"​ attachment file type didn't find many PowerPoint files
 +  * Timeline fixes
 +    * Fixed error generating timeline with many items
 +    * Show item at beginning of month/year if date is incomplete
 +    * Fixed icons on high-res displays
 +===== Changes in 5.0.7 (July 24, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * ** User interface language switcher **
 +    * Easily switch between supported languages from the Advanced pane of the preferences
 +    * Zotero will continue using the OS locale setting by default
 +  * Moved Style Editor and Style Preview to Cite preferences
 +  * Use HTTPS for Google Scholar lookup for Retrieve Metadata for PDF
 +  * Increased font size in word processor integration document preferences
 +
 +=== Zotero Connector changes ===
 +
 +//These changes require version 5.0.11 of the Zotero Connector.//​
 +
 +  * Follow the snapshot preference when saving webpage items to Zotero
 +  * Show a PDF icon for the save button when viewing a PDF
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Fixed various issues related to data directory migration
 +  * Don't auto-sync groups that are deselected in "​Libraries to Sync…"​
 +  * [macOS] Fixed freezing in LibreOffice when attempting to display a dialog box
 +  * Fixed date handling for auto-detected locales
 +  * Fixed display of parent directory when locating missing file
 +  * Fixed rare issue with WebDAV syncing
 +
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.6 (July 20, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed tag selector search (broken in 5.0.5)
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.5 (July 20, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * **Site-specific Quick Copy settings**
 +    * Previously available only in Zotero for Firefox, now available in Zotero 5.0 for all browsers
 +    * Configurable in the Export pane of the Zotero preferences
 +    * Uses the URL of the last active tab in any browser running a Zotero Connector
 +  * Item tags box improvements
 +    * Improved performance when adding/​removing tags
 +    * Added "​Remove All Tags…"​ option to pane context menu to remove all tags from an item
 +  * Increased default window size to ~1000x600px
 +  * [Windows] Moved Tools -> Options to Edit -> Preferences
 +  * Restored Alignment menu with justification option in note editor context menu
 +
 +
 +=== Zotero Connector changes ===
 +
 +//These changes require version 5.0.10 or later of the Zotero Connector.//​
 +
 +  * Restore proxy entries previously created in Zotero for Firefox
 +  * Show error message on save if collection selected in Zotero isn't editable
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * [Windows] Fixed tag selector font
 +  * Fixed ISBN lookup and PDF metadata retrieval for some ISBNs
 +  * Fixed excessive load during WebDAV syncing
 +  * Sort export translators in Quick Copy settings
 +===== Changes in 5.0.4 (July 14, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed potential startup error
 +  * Fixed some collections-pane context-menu options (e.g., Sync)
 +  * [Mac] Closing Zotero in full-screen mode would leave window without title bar or toolbar
 +  * Prevent freeze when clicking on search with invalid Collection condition
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.3 (July 13, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed potential startup error
 +  * Fixed Windows menu key in items pane
 +  * Fixed selection issues in collections-pane context menu
 +  * Fixed blank window when opening ZotFile %%zotero://​open-pdf%% links
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.2 (July 12, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed several sync errors
 +  * Fixed error removing files after unlinking account
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0.1 (July 11, 2017) =====
 +
 +  * Fixed several sync errors
 +  * Fixed saving of reports
 +
 +===== Changes in 5.0 (July 10, 2017) =====
 +
 +=== Functionality changed or added ===
 +
 +  * ** A Unified Zotero Experience **
 +    * The two full versions of Zotero, Zotero for Firefox and Zotero Standalone, have been replaced by a single standalone application for users of all browsers. A new Zotero Connector for Firefox, similar to the extensions available for Chrome and Safari, allows you to save to the Zotero desktop application or zotero.org in a single click.
 +    * If you're a current Zotero for Firefox user, you'll be automatically upgraded to the Zotero Connector for Firefox, and you should install the Zotero application if you don't have it already.
 +    * See [[/​blog/​a-unified-zotero-experience/​|the announcement]] for more details on this change.
 +  * **My Publications**
 +    * Easily build a list of works — articles, papers, books, etc. — that you've created and share them on your profile page on zotero.org
 +    * Files can optionally be made publicly available to download under a license you specify
 +  * **Feeds**
 +    * Subscribe to RSS or Atom feeds — such as those made available by academic journals — from within Zotero
 +    * Browse new entries and add them to your Zotero libraries with a single click, with metadata and files automatically collected from the associated webpages
 +  * **New syncing architecture**
 +    * Selective library sync
 +      * Choose libraries to sync from the Sync pane of the preferences
 +      * Individual libraries can be synced on-demand via context menu
 +    * Independent syncing of libraries
 +      * Conflicts or other problems in one library no longer prevent other libraries from syncing
 +    * Improved handling of very large libraries
 +      * Data changes are now synced incrementally rather than in a single batch
 +    * Improved handling of sync conflicts
 +      * Many situations that previously resulted in conflicts are now automatically resolved without manual resolution
 +    * Immediate sync triggering on remote changes
 +    * Ability to interrupt syncing (previously only file syncing could be stopped)
 +    * Ability to unlink account and automatically remove local data
 +  * **Improved UI responsiveness**
 +    * Long operations (e.g. large syncs and imports) are now performed in the background, allowing Zotero to continue to be used
 +  * ** New stacked layout option for narrower screens **
 +    * Moves item pane below items list
 +    * Configurable in the General pane of the preferences
 +  * ** Note editor improvements **
 +    * Upgraded to TinyMCE 4 (4.5.2)
 +    * New flat theme
 +    * Search/​replace within notes
 +    * URL autolinking
 +    * Increased default font size
 +    * New blockquote style
 +    * Support for non-English locales
 +  * **Direct style installation**
 +    * Styles can be installed from the Zotero Style Repository in a single click without leaving Zotero
 +  * **Faster translator/​style updating**
 +    * If automatic update checking for translators and styles is enabled, Zotero will now receive updates — including site compatibility fixes — within a few minutes instead of 24 hours
 +  * ** New default data directory location **
 +    * Files are now stored in a '​Zotero'​ directory in the user's home directory
 +    * A data directory in the previous default location within the Zotero or Firefox profile directory will be automatically moved to the new location
 +    * The new location allows PDFs and other files to be searched via Spotlight on macOS and restores the ability for PDFs to be annotated in-place via Preview on macOS Sierra
 +    * Future versions of Zotero will simplify the structure of the data directory for easier browsing from the filesystem
 +  * Added "​Delete Automatic Tags in This Library…"​ option to tag selector menu
 +  * Allow file dragging to web targets (e.g., Gmail) and Linux filesystem
 +  * Advanced Search improvements
 +    * Simplified search condition drop-down in Advanced Search window
 +    * Saved searches now appear under "​Collection"​ condition
 +  * Export character set selection changes
 +    * Show character set drop-down in export window by default
 +    * Show only "​Unicode (UTF-8)",​ "​Unicode (UTF-8 without BOM)", and "​Western"​
 +  * Added "​Manage Styles…"​ links to Create Bibliography and Document Preferences windows
 +  * Automatically attempt to fetch citation style used in document if missing
 +    * If style is not from an official source, Zotero will prompt before fetching
 +  * The Actions (gear icon) menu has been removed from the toolbar, as all options are now available in menus
 +  * Resizing panes is now easier on macOS, with wider draggable areas for pane splitters
 +  * Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
 +    * Updated citeproc-js to version 1.1.171
 +  * Many smaller improvements and fixes
 +
 +
 +=== Zotero Connector changes ===
 +
 +A number of [[/​blog/​new-features-for-chrome-and-safari-connectors/​|new Zotero Connector features]] require Zotero 5.0:
 +
 +  * Proxy support (including support for hyphen-based EZproxy servers)
 +  * CSL style installation
 +  * RIS/BibTeX interception
 +  * Improved attachment saving
 +
 +=== Bugs fixed ===
 +
 +  * Preserve rich-text formatting when editing citations
 +  * Fixed report printing
 +  * Fixed hanging indent for references dragged to Google Docs
 +  * Prevent DNS rebinding attack against connector server
 +  * Fixed parsing of non-English months when using a non-English locale
 +  * Edit menu options are properly localized
 +  * Many more!
 +
 +===== Older Changes =====
 +
 +[[4.0_changelog|View the 4.0 changelog]]