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 === Linux === === Linux ===
  
-Linux users may wish to use a package for their distro rather than using the tarball ​directly. If you download ​the tarball, unzip it and run ''​zotero''​ from that directory to start Zotero. ​+Download ​the tarball, extract ​the contents ​and run ''​zotero''​ from that directory to start Zotero. ​
  
-Alternatively,​ on Ubuntu, ​move the directory to a location of your choice, run the bundled ​''​set_launcher_icon''​ script ​(which will update the included ​desktop file with the full path to the bundled Zotero icon), and then double-click ​''​Zotero'' ​(which may display as ''​zotero.desktop'' ​initially)You can also symlink ​''​zotero.desktop''​ to ''​~/​.local/​share/​applications/'' ​to add it to your launcher.+For Ubuntu, the tarball includes a .desktop file that can be used to add Zotero to the launcher. Move the extracted ​directory to a location of your choice ​(e.g., ''/​opt/​zotero''​), run the ''​set_launcher_icon''​ script ​to update the .desktop file for that location, and symlink ​''​zotero.desktop'' ​into ''​~/.local/​share/​applications/​'' ​(e.g., ''​ln -s /​opt/​zotero/​zotero.desktop ~/​.local/​share/​applications/​zotero.desktop''​). Zotero should then appear in your launcher.
  
 +Alternatively,​ Linux users may wish to use a package for their distro rather than using the tarball directly. Note that such packages are built by third parties, and we can only provide support for the official tarball.
  
 ==== How do I upgrade to a new version? ==== ==== How do I upgrade to a new version? ====
  
-Zotero should ​be updated ​automatically by default, or you can go to the Help menu and select "Check for Updates…"​ to check manually. You can also always manually install a new version of Zotero over your existing version without losing any data.+Zotero should ​update itself ​automatically by default, or you can go to the Help menu and select "Check for Updates…"​ to check for updates ​manually. You can also always manually install a new version of Zotero over your existing version without losing any data.
  
 If you're currently running Zotero 4.0 for Firefox and wish to upgrade to Zotero 5.0, you'll need to install Zotero 5.0 from the [[/​download|download page]] along with the new Zotero Connector for Firefox. See [[/​blog/​a-unified-zotero-experience/​|A Unified Zotero Experience]] for more information. If you're currently running Zotero 4.0 for Firefox and wish to upgrade to Zotero 5.0, you'll need to install Zotero 5.0 from the [[/​download|download page]] along with the new Zotero Connector for Firefox. See [[/​blog/​a-unified-zotero-experience/​|A Unified Zotero Experience]] for more information.
installation.1510835501.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/11/16 07:31 by dstillman