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kb:safari_compatibility [2019/11/28 06:52]
dstillman [Zotero Connector and Safari 13]
kb:safari_compatibility [2020/04/22 16:57]
dstillman
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 ====== Zotero Connector and Safari 13 ====== ====== Zotero Connector and Safari 13 ======
  
-**Update, Nov. 28, 2019: beta version of the Zotero Connector for Safari 13 is [[https://​forums.zotero.org/​discussion/​80255/​available-for-beta-testing-zotero-connector-for-safari-13|now available]].**+**A [[https://​forums.zotero.org/​discussion/​80255/​available-for-beta-testing-zotero-connector-for-safari-13/p1|beta version of the Zotero Connector for Safari 13]] is available.**
  
-The Zotero ​Connector for Safari is currently unavailable for download, and existing installations will stop working if you upgrade ​to Safari 13 and/or macOS Catalina. Existing installations will continue ​to work in Safari ​12.+There'​s currently an issue where the Zotero ​beta may need to be redownloaded ​and reinstalled into Applications after an app update ​to restore the Zotero Connector functionality ​in Safari.
  
-We'​re ​currently working on a new version of the Zotero Connector ​to support Safari users going forwardand we hope to have it available in fall 2019. Follow ​[[https://​twitter.com/​zotero|@zotero ​on Twitter]] for updates.+Unless you'​re ​comfortable running beta software, we recommend saving using the Zotero Connector ​for Chrome or Firefox, [[:adding_items_to_zotero#​add_item_by_identifier|Add Item by Identifier]] within Zotero itself, or [[/save|zotero.org/save]].
  
-In the meantime, we suggest saving via the Zotero Connector for Chrome or Firefox, ​[[:adding_items_to_zotero#​add_item_by_identifier|Add Item by Identifier]] within Zotero itself, or [[/save|zotero.org/save]].+Follow ​[[https://​twitter.com/​zotero|@zotero ​on Twitter]] for updates.
  
 ===== Additional Details ===== ===== Additional Details =====
  
-In Safari ​13, Apple is discontinuing ​support for the original type of Safari extension, ​which affects ​the Zotero Connector and many other extensions.+While Zotero has offered a Zotero Connector for Safari ​for many yearsin Safari 13 Apple discontinued ​support for the original type of Safari extension, ​causing ​the Zotero Connector and many other extensions ​to no longer work.
  
-These Safari extensions, which work similarly to extensions for Chrome and Firefox, ​are being phased out in favor of Safari App Extensions, a much more limited type of extension that must be distributed as part of a Mac app. Legacy Safari extensions will no longer work in Safari 13.+These Safari extensions, which worked ​similarly to extensions for Chrome and Firefox, ​were discontinued ​in favor of Safari App Extensions, a much more limited type of extension that must be distributed as part of a Mac app.
  
 We're working on a Safari App Extension version of the Zotero Connector. Unfortunately,​ despite their limited functionality,​ Safari App Extensions require significant development time that isn't required for browsers used by many more users, so we've had to balance it with other development demands. We're working on a Safari App Extension version of the Zotero Connector. Unfortunately,​ despite their limited functionality,​ Safari App Extensions require significant development time that isn't required for browsers used by many more users, so we've had to balance it with other development demands.
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 Note that Zotero is, to our knowledge, the only tool of its kind that has offered a dedicated extension for Safari instead of a much more limited bookmarklet. While Zotero offers a [[/​download/​bookmarklet|bookmarklet]] as well, the "​Intelligent Tracking Prevention"​ in the latest versions of Safari can prevent the bookmarklet from working properly as it does in other browsers, so the bookmarklet may not serve as a suitable alternative at this time. Note that Zotero is, to our knowledge, the only tool of its kind that has offered a dedicated extension for Safari instead of a much more limited bookmarklet. While Zotero offers a [[/​download/​bookmarklet|bookmarklet]] as well, the "​Intelligent Tracking Prevention"​ in the latest versions of Safari can prevent the bookmarklet from working properly as it does in other browsers, so the bookmarklet may not serve as a suitable alternative at this time.
  
-See [[https://​forums.zotero.org/​discussion/​72255/​zotero-safari-extension-not-working-with-safari-12/​p1|this forum thread]] for further discussion of this issue.+{{tag>kb basics}}
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