Last Updated: Jul 18, 2023     Views: 1565

The Zotero Connector for Safari is bundled with the Zotero desktop application. To activate the Zotero browser extension for Safari, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have Zotero installed on your computer, then open Zotero
  2. Open Safari
  3. In the menu for the browser, click on the Safari menu > Settings (may show as Preferences) > Extensions
  4. Click on the checkbox next to the Zotero extension
  5. Finally, click on the Turn on button to activate

Your Zotero extension should now be enabled for Safari. You will be able to tell that it's working if you see a document or Zotero symbol in the top right of the URL bar in Safari. You will need to keep Zotero open while you are using the browser extension so it can communicate with the program.

If the above step do not work, you may have privacy settings set up in a way that prevents Safari from activating the extension. If you see a privacy prompt, click on the OK button, then quit Safari and re-open. You will need to repeat steps 2 - 4, then click on the Turn On button for the extension to be activated.

If you need additional assistance with Zotero, please refer to the library's Zotero Guide, Cite Right with Zotero video or make an appointment with Kimberly Jackson, STEM Librarian

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