While Zotero functions very similarly on a Mac, when compared to a PC, the interface looks slightly different. This page of the Zotero guide aims to outline these differences and address any questions that may arise while using this guide to navigate Zotero on a Mac computer.
Thank you to Megan Palmer for creating this page.
When installing the Mac version of Zotero (6.0), the Zotero application includes the Safari connector and does not require you to download the connector separate from the Zotero application install.
After opening Zotero 6.0 for the first time, you can enable it from the Extensions pane of the Safari preferences. The Zotero Connector for Safari requires Safari 15 on macOS 11 Big Sur or later. If you experience issues with the Safari connector, check out the documentation on the Zotero website (UC Berkley).
When you are using the Zotero connector on a Mac computer the Zotero folder or PDF button will be located on the left of your search bar and these icons will be muted out or look different than the other icons on this guide (as displayed in the screenshot). On a PC, your Zotero icon will be located to the far right of your browser of choice and your icons will look like the other icons on this guide.
When on a page with multiple records available (for example, when searching a database), you will see a folder icon to the left of your search bar. If you select this folder, a window will open asking you which records on the page you would like to import to your Zotero account. Select which records you would like to import and then select "Ok" to close the window.
When on a page with only one record available with a PDF, you will see a PDF symbol to the left of your search bar. Select this PDF icon to import the record and PDF to Zotero.
Follow these steps while using a Mac computer to link your UW library account to your Zotero library:
The above screenshot displays the location of the Zotero advanced preferences tab (relevant to step 2 of linking UW library to Zotero).
The above screenshot displays the advanced preferences screen in the Zotero desktop on a Mac (relevant for steps 4-6 of linking UW library to Zotero). Note: There is no 'Ok' button that would be present on a PC, follow step 6 (at the top of this page) to manually override.