dstillman

About

Username
dstillman
Joined
Visits
30,933
Last Active
Roles
Member, Administrator

Comments

  • It will work as long as the base directory is set properly on both computers and you've synced both since setting it. If the base directory wasn't set properly on another computer, the files added on that computer will still be set to absolute path…
  • We can make it clear the pref if it's invalid, but you're not really expected to directly transfer prefs between platforms. You can likely delete the 'baseAttachmentPath' line from prefs.js with Zotero closed to get around this.
  • How are you ending up with anything like 'Z:\H\research' on Linux? That wouldn't happen in normal usage. Did you copy your Zotero profile directory to Linux?
  • Sorry, I'm having trouble following this without specifics. After the update, Zotero desktop asked if I want to change the storage location! For example, I don't know what you mean by this. Zotero hasn't prompted about the data directory since the Z…
  • That's not currently possible, sorry. There's some chance we'll add support for this in the future. (It used to be possible when Zotero was a Firefox extension, because you could open multiple Firefox windows, but it's never worked in the standalon…
  • The easiest and most reliable way to find your Zotero data is by clicking the “Show Data Directory” button in the Advanced tab of your Zotero Preferences window. This will reveal the folder on your computer that contains your Zotero database and att…
  • Is there some way I can change the user name and email ID associated with my account? You can do this from the account settings. What is the most reliable way of backing up my bibliographic info? https://www.zotero.org/support/zotero_data#backing_u…
  • There's a "Note font size" preference directly below the "Font size" preference.
  • There are. Are you not seeing them? (I've only tested this on macOS.)
  • I've just pushed out a new Zotero beta that includes a new File → Manage Attachments → "Convert Linked Files to Stored Files…" feature. If you want to help test this out, you should temporarily disable auto-sync and make a backup of your Zotero dat…
  • I've just pushed out a new Zotero beta that includes a new File → Manage Attachments → "Convert Linked Files to Stored Files…" feature. If you want to help test this out, you should temporarily disable auto-sync and make a backup of your Zotero dat…
  • I've just pushed out a new Zotero beta that includes this feature as File → Manage Attachments → "Convert Linked Files to Stored Files…". If you want to help test this out, you should temporarily disable auto-sync and make a backup of your Zotero d…
  • Just to note for others who might come across this, I've just pushed out a new Zotero beta that includes this feature as File → Manage Attachments → "Convert Linked Files to Stored Files…". If you want to help test this out, you should temporarily …
  • I've just pushed out a new Zotero beta that includes this feature as File → Manage Attachments → "Convert Linked Files to Stored Files…". It will copy or move linked files back to the Zotero data directory, from which they'll sync. If you want to t…
  • We didn't change anything, but in our testing Zotero works with the latest Catalina builds (other than a minor font rendering issue at small sizes on non-Retina displays that we'll fix before Catalina is released).
  • @KieuPhong: In the current release version, the Stacked layout is an option in the General pane of the preferences. (It will be in a new View menu in the next Zotero version.) There's been some exploration in the past of adding horizontal scrolling…
  • Sorry, another: var req = await Zotero.HTTP.request('GET', 'https://zotero-static.s3.amazonaws.com/wp.txt');var text = req.response;var r = async function (n, c=true) { let body = text.substr(0, n); try { return await Zotero.HTTP.request('POST', 'h…
  • How about this? var req = await Zotero.HTTP.request('GET', 'https://zotero-static.s3.amazonaws.com/wp.txt');var text = req.response;var r = (n, c=true) => { let body = text.substr(0, n); try { return Zotero.HTTP.request('POST', 'https://api.zote…
  • If you can't get it to go through, how about this one? var req = await Zotero.HTTP.request('GET', 'https://zotero-static.s3.amazonaws.com/wp.txt');var text = req.response;var r = (num, c=true) => { text = text.repeat(num);try { return Zotero.HTT…
  • Does it work if you try again a few times? If not, can you provide a Debug ID for running that? Is this a work network? Are you connecting via a proxy server?
  • You did one of the two things I said above. There's really no other answer. It's just an application in a disk image. Note that not all programs warn you when run from the disk image, so it's possible you've installed other programs incorrectly wit…
  • I'm not sure what you mean by that. As I say, most Mac applications are installed this way. There's absolutely nothing Zotero-specific here.
  • If you're still having trouble, go to this page and scroll down to "DMGs and Other Archives: Just Drag and Drop". Most Mac applications outside of the Mac App Store are distributed this way, so any number of sites will explain how to do this.
  • Delete what you dragged to Applications and start again. What you downloaded is a disk image. You need to open that and drag the "Zotero" program from that window to the Applications folder. From the sound of it, you either dragged the .dmg itself …
  • Don't use export — you'll duplicate all your items. The way around the problem you describe is explained in the instructions I linked to.
  • Don't reinstall. (It doesn't affect your data, but it's almost never necessary, so it's generally not worth doing unless we recommend it here.) Could you go to Tools → Developer → Run JavaScript, paste in this code, press Run, and copy the output f…
  • Newton Key: The reports in this thread are about collections moving elsewhere in the library, not being deleted. You can check whether the collection still exists somewhere by clicking one of the items and highlighting its collections. If you think…
  • This particular error shouldn't happen regardless, and we'll work on a fix, but did you by any chance drag images to any notes? It looks like it's trying to upload some large notes (but those might also be from, say, ZotFile ToC extraction).
  • (Please start new threads for new issues. The thread you posted to isn't in any way related to your questions.) For questions this general, you should first spend some time reading through our documentation, where all of this is covered: https://w…
  • If you can reproduce this, can you provide a Debug ID (different from a Report ID) for it?