Adding linked file with modifier keys not working on macOS

edited December 25, 2019
This discussion was created from comments split from: Transferring a few thousand PDFs into zotero.
  • Adding files as linked files doesn't seem to be working.

    I'm using Zotero v5.0.80 on the Mac (OS 10.15.2) and when I drag files with the Cmd + Option keys held down, a copy of the documents is written into Zotero's local storage.

    I'm not even trying to use zotfile at this point - just trying to add a few PDF documents as file links without copying the PDF into Zotero's storage.
  • See my earlier note:
    (You might need to pause briefly until the Zotero comes to the front for the modified keys to take effect.)
  • Thanks, I can confirm it works when I do this - even if the app window is not overlapping finder window (i.e. already "in front") - effectively waiting for the focus to change to Zotero before releasing the cmd+option+drag.
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