On opening the released version, there is now no Zotero Connector shown in Safari-Preferences/Extensions. So, it is evident that I did not successfully install the Connector when I installed the beta.
Now I can't get Zotfile and WORD for Mac tools to work. Would the connector beta have impacts to how these ad ons work?
Going back to Zotero home page, I follow Install Safari Connector link. It brings me back to this forum and directs me to use latest beta.
Eagerly awaiting instructions on how to proceed. Having reinstalled the beta in various releases at least a dozen times, I am ready for a released version - when will you be? I thought you were there, but I cannot get operational by following available links and instructions.
Note that, since you don't actually need to run the beta app more than once after each update, and since the beta app won't update itself unless you open it, once you have a working version of the extension it should stay installed, while you continue to use and update the release version of Zotero normally. So this is really only a problem if you want to use the beta app itself as your version of Zotero. (If you don't, you should still periodically delete and redownload the beta and run it once to make sure you have the latest version of the extension.)
One reflection of this status may be that I just installed 5.0.87. The operating system noted that a newer version was in Apps, and asked what to do. I told it to replace the beta. On opening the released version, there is now no Zotero Connector shown in Safari-Preferences/Extensions. So, it is evident that I did not successfully install the Connector when I installed the beta.
Unless there's some alternative series of steps I should try, it seems I'll have to either use Firefox, or use Add items by identifier. Either works.
If there is some alternative series of steps you'd like me to try, let me know.
Still love Zotero, and recommend it to my colleagues.
I updated Zotero to beta version 5.0.88-beta.11+01b8b550b and the connector appears to be working now. Had to launch Zotero, quit and relaunched again.
(Needless to say, this would've been helpful a year ago, before people lost many of the extensions they relied on and before developers wasted massive amounts of time trying to build partial replacements using a limited, proprietary, poorly supported, buggy framework, but, better late than never.)
I'm a Mac user and recently downloaded Zotero (release version) and have been using with Firefox. As my default browser is Safari (and I don't think I can specify for Zotero to use Firefox? Correct me if I'm wrong?)... I downloaded the Beta version so I could have a Safari connector.
Zotero seems to be working fine still in Firefox but I'm not tech savvy so was wondering if I have caused any problems by using the Beta version so I can have both a Firefox and Safari connector? Should I go back to just using the release version and Firefox?
Sorry for the dumb questions, I'm out of my element!