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Zotero: Installing Zotero Standalone

What is Zotero Standalone

Choose Zotero Standalone if:

  • You prefer Safari or Chrome to Firefox
  • You prefer to run Zotero in its own window instead of in the browser

Zotero Standalone runs as a separate program instead of part of your web browser.

It works with Chrome and Safari.

Download and install Zotero Standalone just as you would any other program. You will also need to install the Connectors to allow your browser to save items to your Zotero library.

Step 1:

Download and install Zotero Standalone from the Zotero website.

There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux!

Step 2:

Connectors allow your web browser to save citations to your Zotero library.

Open Chrome or Safari and click the Zotero Connector link for the appropriate browser to install it. This information is located at the bottom of the screen of the Zotero download page.

Each browser has its own version of the Zotero connector, so if you use both Chrome and Safari you'll need to install both.

You might need to restart Chrome or your computer for the changes to take place.

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