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    • CommentAuthorThomasdoc
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011
     
    Hi All,
    I know a bunch of people have tried the Zotero standalone in connection with the google chrome connector and had problems and are looking for answers. I did not find a respective thread (besides one that was closed). Has anybody gotten the chrome connector to work right at this point? In my hands it works with certain websites, but only transfers 1 citation at the time. The list view crashes in my setup. Any thoughts?
    Irrespective, hats off to the guys developing the SA - greatly appreciated.
    • CommentAuthoradamsmith
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011 edited
     
    We don't have, afaik, any detailed error reports, including sample pages, precise steps to replicate, error report and debug IDs, where possible etc.
    I'm sure it would be much appreciate if you (and said bunch of other people) would help to assemble these - that's the point of releasing an alpha version.

    edit: Such reports should also include the versions of all software used.
    • CommentAuthorThomasdoc
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011
     
    Adam,
    Thanks for the quick response. Happy to provide more information. I care about getting this to work. As a side, this is by no means meant to criticize the guys that develop ZSA. I seem to sense some sensitive issues here.
    1) steps: ZSA open, chrome -> search for interferon gamma. -> no zotero icon (e.g. the one that you see in Firefox with the regular Zotero plug-in).
    2) -> open one of the citations -> now able to copy this single citation to ZSA.

    Running chrome 10.0.634.0 (beta). No other issue with this version of chrome. How can I post screenshots? email?
  1.  
    Search where? Provide example URLs.
    • CommentAuthoradamsmith
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011
     
    No, no sensitivity - I was truly just soliciting more details. There are only a couple of developers working on the standalone, they rely on community testing and high quality reports and of course it's fine to point out that things aren't working, especially if it's done in a friendly way. (The thread that was closed dated back to before the alpha release and was closed to avoid confusion, not to stifle contributions).

    search for interferon gamma where? google scholar?
    You say above it works for "some websites" - it would really be helpful to get some URLs here - Where does it work, where doesn't it?
    And where does the list appear and then crash?

    For screenshots - post to a free image hosting site like imageshack.us (works w/o registration) and paste the link here.
    • CommentAuthorThomasdoc
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011
     
    ok.
    Example:
    1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed:
    open pubmed and search for interferon gamma. Safe to Zoteron icon appears but upon pressing a box opens briefly but nothing else happens. No literature can be picked.
    2) Open an individual reference -> safe to zoteron icon appears and citation can be copied. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21240848
    3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferon-gamma
    Simply google interferon gamma (or just go to wiki and search the term). open the wikipedia page -> no zotero icon. -> in the past could open and copy single reference. Not today for whatever reason.
    ZSA seems to work fine. Have not tried with word integration.
    Will post images tomorrow.
    Does this work for you guys as it works in Firefox?
    cheers!
    • CommentAuthorThomasdoc
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011
     
    Just noticed that it works (it seems) with google scholar. Also, got it to work with Pubmed a couple of times with double clicking the "safe to zotero) button. However, usually zotero extension crashes and No luck with wikipedia website. Thanks guys.
    • CommentAuthorsean
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2011
     
    I think I can reproduce the problem with PubMed search results. We're looking into it now.
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    In Google Scholar, the Chrome extension does not respond to the Import into Endnote links; when these links are clicked, Chrome saves a scholar.enw file to the default download folder. When this file is opened, a new instance of Zotero is launched but it fails to load the file.

    The Save to Zotero icon does appear in the location bar when Google Scholar is accessed. Clicking it displays a dialog box listing links to the first ten items on the page. These links work and result in new Zotero database entries. However, the dialog box is not expandable. If the user has configured Scholar to display more than 10 items per page, items after the tenth one do not appear in the dialog.

    Thanks for developing this exciting new version of Zotero!

    B. Pfaffenberger, Univ. of Virginia

    Chrome 8.0.552.237
    Zotero SA and Chrome Extension downloaded 1/19/11
    Mac OS X 10.6.6
    • CommentAuthoradamsmith
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2011
     
    However, the dialog box is not expandable. If the user has configured Scholar to display more than 10 items per page, items after the tenth one do not appear in the dialog.

    that's general behavior, not limited to Chrome or the standalone version.
  3.  
    Just diving in (took a while to find this thread)...not sure if this is already a known issue, but the general "save webpage" icon doesn't show up in the Chrome URL bar if no other translator fires.

    And again, hooray for the SA + Chrome alpha...feels like coming home. :)


    Chrome 8.0.552.237
    Zotero SA and Chrome Extension downloaded 1/19/11
    Mac OS X 10.6.6
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    I think that the basic save webpage function has not yet been implemented for the connectors. The non-translator parts of the connection between Zotero and websites are pretty much absent at this point, but they should be coming into place.
    • CommentAuthorThomasdoc
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2011
     
    ajlyon,
    Not sure about this because it works for Google Scholar pages. IMHO it may be website specific incompatibilities.
  4.  
    Thomasdoc: They're talking about "Create New Item from Current Page" functionality, which isn't site-specific and has not been implemented in the connectors, not translator-based saving.
    • CommentAuthorketchell
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
     
    Meaning the "Create New Item from Current Page" functionality is not available in the current alpha Google Chrome connector? I haven't seen the "Z" appear in the address bar except once going through lots of different generic pages (e.g., not a literature search database with documents like PubMed). Example of one below is just a simple webpage of a textfile.
    http://files.usgwarchives.org/ca/sacramento/cemeteries/union-school.txt

    I'm new to Zotero with the standalone and Chrome extension alphas. Never used with Firefox. Looking to replace Endnote. Not sure how/when things should work. Using system below.

    Windows XP S3
    Zotero standalone alpha 2.1a2
    Google Chrome current (9.0.597.67)
    • CommentAuthoradamsmith
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
     
    Meaning the "Create New Item from Current Page" functionality is not available in the current alpha Google Chrome connector?

    correct. Among "normal" sites you'd see it on NYTs articles and on amazon (among others)- otherwise its catalogs and databases mostly.
    • CommentAuthorThomasdoc
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2011
     
    Hi guys - anything new on this topic? Is there a solution/workaround?
    Thanks!
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2011
     
    No solutions yet, except to use the Firefox add-on. These major issues will be fixed in the coming releases of the connectors.
    • CommentAuthorlucas
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2011 edited
     
    [EDIT: See update below---the issue I was having is resolved.]

    I'm not quite sure which specific issues have been identified so far, but here's some further detail on the issues I'm having with the Chrome connector.

    System info: OS X 10.6.6 ; Chrome 9.0.597.83 ; Chrome connector 0.9

    Based on the instructions I found here:

    http://www.zotero.org/support/dev/svn_and_trac_access

    I tried to the two suggested reference examples to see if the Connector would behave as expected. But nothing happens. The pages load, but no Zotero icon appears. I checked the Chrome console, and it gives:

    Failed to load resource | 127.0.0.1:23119/translate/list
    Failed to load resource | 127.0.0.1:23119/translate/detect

    Any suggestions?

    UPDATE: Whoops, turned out I had missed something very basic: I didn't have Zotero Standalone running. Now when I try using the connector with Standalone running, it appears to work. Sorry for my oversight --- but perhaps there are others who have also overlooked this.
    • CommentAuthorpobrien86
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2011
     
    http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v83/i4/e041106

    aps not working with the chrome connector, works fine in 2.1b2 in firefox4.

    I just get a blank popup box, and there is no zotero error(report errors), debug info submitted D431896147
    • CommentAuthorlucas
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2011
     
    @pobrien86: Yes, I get the same behaviour. That URL works in Firefox but not with Chrome Connector.
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2011
     
    Confirmed.

    For some reason, the translator isn't able to call the RIS translator. The last line of debug output is:(3)(+0000000): Translate: creating translate instance of type import in sandbox

    Usually, there would be more output as the RIS translator gets to work, but here it looks like it simply isn't being called. Thanks for pointing this out.
    • CommentAuthorJLeiderman
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
     
    Adding to the chorus: Chrome connector needs to address less standard sites. Libraries, newspapers, pubmed, work fine; quasi-academic sites aren't detected.
    For example, http://www.urban.org/publications/1000587.html is detected by Zotero-Firefox, but not plugin-standalone. Also second the request for generic-grab-the-site function.

    Very glad that standalone Zotero is underway -- has been badly needed. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
     
    The translators not working in Chrome/Safari are those that do not specify specific target sites, but rather inspect every page for useful metadata. The way things work now, the entire source of potential matches has to be send to Standalone for processing, which would be just too inefficient if it had to happen for every page you visit.

    The next step is to have the browser plugins run the translators themselves -- at that point it will be possible to have the general translators (DOI, Embedded RDF, etc.) run in the Chrome/Safari connectors.
  5.  
    BUG REPORT: Chrome Connector's Zotero Item Selector downloads duplicate of first checked item when multiple items selected

    ERROR REPORT ID: 944119564

    STEPS TO REPRODUCE PROBLEM:
    1. Start Standalone and Chrome
    2. Browse to Google Scholar
    3. Search for "spectrum allocation" (with or without quotation marks)
    4. Click Zotero icon in location bar; the Zotero Item Selector appears.
    5. Check n items, where n > 1
    6. Click OK

    The Chrome Connector downloads n copies of the first checked item.

    SOFTWARE VERSIONS & HARDWARE

    OS: Mac OS X 10.6.6 (10J567)
    Chrome: 9.0.597.107
    Zotero Standalone: 2.1a2
    System: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R, Intel Quad Core 6600@3.0MHz, NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+, 4GB RAM
    • CommentAuthorSimon
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2011
     
    Upgrade to Zotero Standalone 2.1a3.
    • CommentAuthorhipersons
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2011
     
    I was starting to notice that the Chrome Connector will only work for me on sites that I don't need a proxie for, like google scholar or amazon. However, the moment I need a proxie to get content for free through my library, I'm out of luck. Some examples:

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.its.uu.se/doi/10.1111/1467-8497.00028/abstract
    http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.its.uu.se/openurl?volume=49&date=2005&spage=278&issn=00220027&issue=2&
    http://www.heinonline.org.ezproxy.its.uu.se/HOL/Page?page=125&handle=hein.journals/umialr58&collection=journals
    http://ejournals.ebsco.com.ezproxy.its.uu.se/Article.asp?ContributionID=14014129


    However, I then noticed it was working for Sage, Springer, and Factivia:
    http://jcr.sagepub.com.ezproxy.its.uu.se/content/49/2/278
    http://www.springerlink.com.ezproxy.its.uu.se/content/q06143164074l369/
    http://global.factiva.com.ezproxy.its.uu.se/ha/default.aspx

    Hope that helps some happy developer. I'm happy to spend some time testing and reporting if someone wants to contact me directly.

    OS: Mac OS X 10.6.6
    Chrome: 9.0.597.107
    Zotero Standalone: 2.1a2
    Chrome Connector: 0.9.1

    Thirding the request for generic site grab.
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2011
     
    The main issue you're seeing is that the connectors don't yet support extracting DOIs from the page text, which is what you've been seeing in Wiley and I believe EBSCO. EBSCO's eJournals service isn't covered by the main EBSCO translator (iirc) and so we'd been using DOIs, which will eventually be supported by the connectors.

    For Wiley, try installing the translator I posted at http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/13800/ -- it should start working.

    You're not the first person to report issues with JSTOR-- in my experience, URLs like the one you post are always redirected to URLs like http://www.jstor.org/pss/30045112 (in this case), which Zotero reads fine. If you can get to the more standard URL, and not the OpenURL resolver address (which you posted here), then I think the connector should save the page fine. I don't use EZProxy myself, so I can't really replicate the issue and fix it.
    • CommentAuthorhipersons
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2011
     
    Your translator worked! Thanks for the tip and the info.

    If you want to use EZProxy so you can find the issue and fix it, I can get you access...

    /sr
    • CommentAuthorjfsucher
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2011
     
    I can't get it to even work for PubMed.

    I installed the extension. Saw the icon appear. But didn't have a chance to test it. When I started Chrome again, I have never seen the Zotero icon re-appear in PubMed.

    The standalone is running fine. I have check the extensions and uninstalled and reinstalled.. still... when I go PubMed and look at any reference, the Chrome Extension icon for Zotero fails to appear.
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2011
     
    Does it work for other sites? NYTimes?
    • CommentAuthorjfsucher
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2011
     
    No... I never see the icon appear anymore for any sites.
    • CommentAuthordacarras
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2011
     
    I notice something, for the users where the saving icon doesn't appear [this work for me, in Chrome].

    If Zotero StandAlone in Close, no icon appear.
    If Firefox with zotero extension, no icon appear.

    But, if one of them is open, then the zotero icon saving button appears normally for Google Scholar, direct links, and Google books.

    I was having the same 'no icon appearing' problem; but this was the main issue.
    • CommentAuthorjfsucher
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2011
     
    @dacarras... I have opened Zotero standalone and then opened Chrome. I now see the Zotero icon appear when I go to PubMed.
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2011
     
    Yes, Zotero must be open for the Zotero save icon to appear in Chrome or Safari.
    • CommentAuthorghezzi
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011
     
    I had the same problem. Standalone open, Chrome open in pubmed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed) - several tabs with different papers from pubmed. The first 3-4 papers save to zotero. Then it automagically stops doing it, the other tabs don't save, even if the zotero save-to icon in the address bar was showing on all of them. Click on it and nothing happens.
    Reloading those pubmed pages and the zotero save-to icon disappeared.

    I manage to fix this by just restarting the zotero standalone application (without need to restart Chrome!).

    Does the fix works with you?

    I am on Mac OSx 10.5.8 on Intel Mac; Google Chrome 11.0.696.25 beta; Zotero standalone 2.1alpha3; Zotero Connector for Chrome - Version: 0.9.1.
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2011
     
    Can you provide a debug report for doing just what you describe (http://www.zotero.org/support/debug_output)? It sounds like Standalone fails to respond to the subsequent translator requests-- but it'll take a debugging report to figure out just what's going on.
    • CommentAuthorghezzi
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2011
     
    here it is (not with pubmed as it didn't happen when I was ready to capture the debug. This happened with <http://stke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sci;332/6025/91>
    The Debug ID is D1383198597.
  6.  
    Hi,

    I'm with:

    Zotero standalone 2.1a3
    Zotero Connector for Chrome 0.9.1
    browser: Chromium 11.0.696.57(0)
    SysOp: Arch Linux, kernel 2.6.38-ARCH

    Report ID: 621949580

    in amazon it works fine

    in http://www.springerlink.com/content/y08t08u758722732/
    the icon appear but a PopUp says that "Could not save the item, an error occurred while saving this item..."

    thank you,

    enrico
  7.  
    Hi,

    I'm with:

    Zotero standalone 2.1a3
    Zotero Connector for Chrome 0.9.1
    browser: Chromium 11.0.696.57(0)
    SysOp: Arch Linux, kernel 2.6.38-ARCH

    Report ID: 621949580

    in amazon it works fine

    in http://www.springerlink.com/content/y08t08u758722732/
    the icon appear but a PopUp says that "Could not save the item, an error occurred while saving this item..."

    thank you,

    enrico
    • CommentAuthorajlyon
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2011
     
    Do you have a library proxy perhaps?

    Dan: Can you look at the debug output from April 6? It sounds like a real issue with subsequent requests in Standalone, but I don't know what's going on (nor have I seen it myself).
  8.  
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    I am new to Zotero Standalone and also Chrome. How and where do I install Zotero connector for Chrome?

    Thanks,

    LAW
    • CommentAuthoradamsmith
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2011
     
    http://www.zotero.org/support/standalone#downloads1
    note that this is still in alpha - not everything's working smoothly.
    • CommentAuthorwhere_
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2011
     
    Doesn't work with Chrome...
    At all.
    • CommentAuthormark
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2011 edited
     
    Does work with Chrome. For most of us. You can even connect Chrome with Zotero-in-Firefox, and jump on the Zotero Standalone bandwagon later when a stable version becomes available.
  9.  
    I recently downloaded Zotero standalone (version 2.1a3) and the Chrome connector (0.9.1). It has been working beautifully with Google Scholar, but suddenly it has stopped working. I must have loaded about 50 references from Google Scholar into Zotero using the Connector, when suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, I started getting the error message:

    "Could not save item. An error occurred while saving this item. Check known translator issues for more information."

    I hadn't don't anything differently, so I'm not sure why this suddenly happened. I tried restarting my computer. I tried restarting Chrome and Zotero. I checked the Known Translator Issues. My translators are "Up to Date."

    Please help? Debug ID: D51581028.
    • CommentAuthoradamsmith
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2011
     
    google scholar locks you out if you look like a robot - nothing to be done except to wait - the issue should go away automatically.
  10.  
    Ah. Gotcha. Thank you.

    I couldn't wait until Scholar was ready to let me back in, so I just installed the normal Firefox version of Zotero, and Scholar seems to be working (at least for the moment) from within Firefox.

    Thanks! At least if it stop again, I'll know why.

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