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kb:safari_compatibility [2020/07/05 15:23]
dstillman [Zotero Connector and Safari 13]
kb:safari_compatibility [2020/07/05 15:26] (current)
dstillman [Additional Details]
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 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. 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 invested significant resources building a Safari App Extension version of the Zotero Connector, but due to what we believe to be a bug in macOS, Zotero app updates can cause the extension to become permanently disabled in Safari, requiring the Zotero app to be deleted from Applications and reinstalled. ​We're hoping to find a workaround for this problem, but until then, the new extension will remain available only as part of the [[:​dev_builds|Zotero beta]].+We invested significant resources building a Safari App Extension version of the Zotero Connector, but due to what we believe to be a bug in macOS, Zotero app updates can cause the extension to become permanently disabled in Safari, requiring the Zotero app to be deleted from Applications and reinstalled. ​Because of this bug, the new extension will remain available only as part of the [[:​dev_builds|Zotero beta]].
  
 Due to this problem and the general limitations of Safari App Extensions, for the best Zotero experience, you may wish to use the Zotero Connector for Chrome or Firefox instead. Chrome and Firefox provide powerful extension frameworks that allow us to offer advanced functionality such as automatic proxy detection and automatic RIS/BibTeX import, features that weren'​t possible in Safari even before Apple further restricted what Safari extensions can do. Due to this problem and the general limitations of Safari App Extensions, for the best Zotero experience, you may wish to use the Zotero Connector for Chrome or Firefox instead. Chrome and Firefox provide powerful extension frameworks that allow us to offer advanced functionality such as automatic proxy detection and automatic RIS/BibTeX import, features that weren'​t possible in Safari even before Apple further restricted what Safari extensions can do.
  
 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.
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 +Safari 14, coming in fall 2020, finally adds support for the WebExtensions framework used by Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers, and we expect to be able to offer a version of the standard Zotero Connector for Safari at that time.
  
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