Why do I get a Java-like GUI instead of the standard macOS one shown on the Zotero homepage?

edited March 22, 2022
I've just installed Zotero 6 on macOS 10.14.6 Mojave after running the beta.
The UI of the main window does not match that displayed on the Zotero homepage (https://www.zotero.org/static/images/home/screenshot-1.4.png). This was also the case for the beta version, but I expected it would be updated in the full release.
When I was running version 5, the window UI was more like the screenshot, e.g. modern macOS.
It seems silly, but the Java-like UI is very disorienting and the icons don't seem to be as clean.

Could this be an issue with the years-old version of macOS I'm running? The Java runtime environment (not even sure if this is a Java app)? Do I just need a fresh install?
  • No idea what you're talking about. Zotero 6 adds tabs but the design is otherwise unchanged. (If something was wrong for you in the beta and you wanted it fixed, the thing to do would've been to report it.)

    Can you take a screenshot, upload it somewhere (e.g., Dropbox or Google Drive), and provide a link here?

    Zotero is not a Java app.
  • Thanks for the input.
    I had only been using the beta for a week or so, so I wouldn't have known if something was wrong or just different.

    Is there a tab for the main library?
    That would explain the difference. I'm trying to find other screenshots in the documentation, but nothing appears similar. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zbvuo2lrl5rvjo/Zotero6ScreenShot.png?dl=0
  • edited March 22, 2022

    The tab interface is identical to the one in Thunderbird.
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