Clippings Version History

36 versions

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Version 6.0.6 686.7 KiB Works with Firefox 57.0 and later

What's New:
• Compatible with Firefox 61
• Bug fix: In Clippings Manager, newly-created clipping doesn't show the correct label icon in the tree list if it was created from the New Clipping dialog

Things You Should Know About:
• Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL and ALT, the keyboard paste key has changed in Clippings 6 -- it is now ALT+SHIFT+Y (Cmd+Shift+Y on macOS).
• Clippings won't work in Private Browsing mode, or if the browser privacy settings are too restrictive. Your clippings will not be accessible, and new clippings cannot be created.
• Clippings Manager can import the legacy Clippings RDF/XML datasource file format (*.rdf files) as well as the new Clippings 6 format; however, it can only export to Clippings 6 format. To exchange clippings from Clippings 6 with other users, they need to have Clippings 5.5 or newer installed.

Known Issues:
A list of known issues and their solutions can be found here: http://aecreations.sourceforge.net/clippings/known-issues.php

Version 6.0.5 686.4 KiB Works with Firefox 57.0 and later

What's New:
• Bug fix: On Linux, popup windows (placeholder prompt, New Clipping dialog, etc.) are not focused when they open
• Minor bug fixes

Things You Should Know About:
• Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL and ALT, the keyboard paste key has now changed - it is now ALT+SHIFT+Y (Cmd+Shift+Y on macOS).
• Clippings won't work in Private Browsing mode, or if the browser privacy settings are too restrictive. Your clippings will not be accessible, and new clippings cannot be created.
• Clippings Manager can import the legacy Clippings RDF/XML datasource file format (*.rdf files) as well as the new Clippings 6 format; however, it can only export to Clippings 6 format. To exchange clippings from Clippings 6 with other users, they need to have Clippings 5.5 or newer installed.

Known Issues:
A list of known issues and their solutions can be found here: http://aecreations.sourceforge.net/clippings/known-issues.php

Version 6.0.4 685.8 KiB Works with Firefox 57.0 and later

What's New:

• Added support for Greek, Polish and Spanish
• Bug fix: In Clippings Manager, export confirmation dialog doesn't show the correct file name of the export file, if it was changed from the default name
• Bug fix: In the keyboard paste dialog, scrolling through the autocomplete menu with arrow keys doesn't work
• Other minor fixes

Things You Should Know About:

• Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL and ALT, the keyboard paste key has now changed - it is now ALT+SHIFT+Y (Cmd+Shift+Y on macOS).
• Clippings won't work in Private Browsing mode, or if the browser privacy settings are too restrictive. Your clippings will not be accessible, and new clippings cannot be created.
• Clippings Manager can import the legacy Clippings RDF/XML datasource file format (*.rdf files) as well as the new Clippings 6 format; however, it can only export to Clippings 6 format. To exchange clippings from Clippings 6 with other users, they need to have Clippings 5.5 or newer installed.

Known Issues:

A list of known issues and their solutions can be found here: http://aecreations.sourceforge.net/clippings/known-issues.php

Version 6.0.3 667.6 KiB Works with Firefox 57.0 and later

What's New:

• Brought back the shortcut key list in Clippings Manager and the keyboard paste dialog. To print it, click Export To HTML, select a folder location of your choice, then open the exported file in Firefox and print from there
• The Placeholder Toolbar in Clippings Manager has also returned
• Added support for German
• Fixed a potential security vulnerability affecting Clippings Manager and the placeholder prompt dialog
• Other minor fixes

Things You Should Know About:

• Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL and ALT, the keyboard paste key has now changed - it is now ALT+SHIFT+Y (Cmd+Shift+Y on macOS).
• Clippings won't work in Private Browsing mode, or if the browser privacy settings are too restrictive. Your clippings will not be accessible, and new clippings cannot be created.
• Clippings Manager can import the legacy Clippings RDF/XML datasource file format (*.rdf files) as well as the new Clippings 6 format; however, it can only export to Clippings 6 format. To exchange clippings from Clippings 6 with other users, they need to have Clippings 5.5 or newer installed.

Known Issues:

A list of known issues and their solutions can be found here: http://aecreations.sourceforge.net/clippings/known-issues.php

Version 5.5.2 363.1 KiB Works with Firefox 52.0 - 56.*, Thunderbird 52.0 - 56.*

What's New:
• Updated German translation

Version 5.5.1 347.5 KiB Works with Firefox 52.0 - 56.*, Thunderbird 52.0 - 56.*

What's New in Clippings 5.5:
• For Firefox users - information on how to prepare for the upcoming upgrade to Clippings 6, available from the Clippings context menu or in Clippings Manager
• Added ability to export to Clippings 6 and CSV files from Clippings Manager
• Support for the new Clippings 6 file format when importing from Clippings Manager
• The Clippings backup folder name is changed to "clippings-backup" so that it is not hidden on macOS and Linux
• New "Show Backup Location" button is added to the extension preferences dialog, Data Source panel
• Redesigned status bar icon for Thunderbird

Version 5.1.2 328.3 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 56.*, Thunderbird 45.0 - 52.*

What's New:
• Bug fix: New From Selection doesn't work on Outlook.com
• Bug fix: On Mac OS X, the bottom content of the extension preferences dialog is cut off
• A message box now appears when attempting to create or paste a clipping from a web page that is inside an HTML frame, with workaround instructions

Version 5.1.1 327.4 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 50.*, Thunderbird 45.0 - 45.*

What's New in Clippings 5.1.1:

• Bug fix: Pasting clipping into Gmail message editor doesn't work on Clippings 5.1

Version 5.1 327.2 KiB Works with Firefox 45.0 - 49.*, Thunderbird 45.0 - 45.*

What's New in Clippings 5.1

• Compatible with multi-process browser tabs in Firefox (sometimes referred to as Electrolysis or e10s)
• Other minor fixes

Things You Should Know About

• Clippings 5.1 requires Firefox 45 or newer, and Thunderbird 45 or newer. If you have an older version of either application, you must upgrade it first, or stick with Clippings 5.0.2.
• Due to technical limitations imposed by Electrolysis, the option to avoid blocking the browser tabs in Firefox when being prompted to enter a value for a placeholder is unavailable, and is automatically turned off, if multi-process browser tabs is turned on.

Version 5.0.2 288.4 KiB Works with Firefox 31.0 - 48.*, Thunderbird 31.0 - 45.*

What's New:
• Added Dutch localization
• Bug fix: UI text in the extension preferences dialog (Data Source panel) for the Source Web Page Addresses groupbox was always in English on other locales

Version 5.0.1 286.7 KiB Works with Firefox 31.0 - 47.*, Thunderbird 31.0 - 46.*

What's New:
• Bug fix: In Clippings Manager, cannot move folder by drag and drop
• Bug fix: The General tab panel of the extension preferences dialog is blank; this was occurring for the Finnish locale only

Version 5.0 281.8 KiB Works with Firefox 31.0 - 46.*, Thunderbird 31.0 - 38.*

What's New in Clippings 5:

• Clipping color labels
• New name search mode lets you quickly locate a clipping that you want to paste by typing its name and selecting it from an autocomplete menu. To activate it, press CTRL+ALT+V (or Command+Option+V on Mac OS X). Switch between shortcut key and name search modes by pressing the TAB key
• Save the source URL (web address) of a clipping. In the New Clipping dialog, click Options and select the checkbox option "Save the address of the source web page". Available for Firefox only
• Placeholders with default values. Example: $[placeholderName{defaultValue}]. When pasting a clipping with such a placeholder, the dialog prompt will supply a default value which you can accept or change
• Placeholders with multiple selectable values. Example: $[placeholderName{value1|value2|value3|...}]. When pasting a clipping with such a placeholder, the dialog prompt will display a drop-down menu where you can select from the available values
• New Placeholder Toolbar in Clippings Manager, for novice users discovering the convenience of placeholders. Turn it on by clicking Tools → Placeholder Bar in Clippings Manager
• You can now insert a clipping directly from the shortcut key help window, if accessed from the shortcut key prompt
• Improvements to Clippings Manager to maximize the area in the window for editing your clippings. The details pane (with the shortcut key, label and source web page address of a clipping) is hidden by default; to display it, select Tools → Show/Hide → Details Pane
• A fresh new look for the Clippings toolbar button in Firefox and Thunderbird, the Clippings context menu and Clippings Manager
• Visual enhancements to the Clippings context menu on Linux
• Many other improvements to keep Clippings up to date with current and next few releases of Firefox and Thunderbird

Things You Should Know About:

Clippings now requires Firefox/Thunderbird version 31 or newer. If you have an older version of either application, you must upgrade it first to install and enjoy the new features of Clippings 5.

Users of Firefox Beta and Firefox Developer Edition: Clippings is not yet compatible with multi-process browser tabs (a.k.a. Electrolysis or e10s) in Firefox. This will be addressed in an upcoming release. In the meantime, turn off multi-process tabs, or open a non-e10s browser window to continue using Clippings.

Version 4.1.2.1-signed 220.8 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 - 43.*, Thunderbird 24.0 - 38.*

What's New:

- Fixed an error that was appearing at browser startup in Firefox 36 nightly builds
- Other maintenance fixes

Version 4.1.1.1-signed 220.8 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 - 34.*, Thunderbird 24.0 - 31.*

- Bug fix: Clippings does not work (missing context menu item, shortcut key prefix unresponsive) on Firefox 35 nightly build
- Bug fix: Shortcut key list is duplicated when Print or Save is repeatedly invoked in the Clippings Shortcut Keys window
- Other minor fixes

Version 4.1.1-signed 220.8 KiB Works with Firefox 24.0 - 32.*, Thunderbird 24.0 - 31.*

- Integration with the new Firefox Australis user interface
- The auto-incrementing placeholder reset menu now appears in the Clippings submenu of the browser textbox or message compose context menu, instead of the context menu on the Clippings icon
- Bug fix: Placeholder prompt does not appear if the placeholder name contains special characters
- Cosmetic improvements to the Clippings Manager user interface, especially on Mac OS X
- Removed the option to export to Clippings 1.x format
- New extension icon for the Add-ons Manager listing

Version 4.0.1.1-signed 215.6 KiB Works with Firefox 17.0 - 27.*, Thunderbird 17.0 - 27.*

- Bug fix: Disappearing clippings after upgrade to version 4.0

Version 3.2.1-signed 189.2 KiB Works with Firefox 14.0 - 23.*, Thunderbird 14.0 - 18.*

- Compatible with Firefox and Thunderbird version 14 or newer. Clippings is no longer compatible with Firefox 3.6 or Thunderbird 3.1
- Bug fix: Missing Clippings submenu on the context menu since Firefox and Thunderbird 14
- Mac OS X shortcut key prefix has been changed to Command+Option. Previously, it was Control+Option, but it stopped working in a previous Firefox/Thunderbird release.

Version 3.1.7.1-signed 170.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.6 - 13.*, Thunderbird 3.1 - 13.*

- Updated Swedish translation
- Bug fix: Shortcut key prefix is different on Swedish locale. This is fixed so that it is now CTRL+ALT+V, as advertised.

Version 3.1.6.1-signed 170.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 7.*, Thunderbird 3.0 - 6.*

- Bug fix: Missing entries in chrome manifest for Danish and Swedish localizations

Version 3.1.5.1-signed 170.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 7.0, Thunderbird 3.0 - 6.*

- Bug fix: Clippings Manager window position and size not being remembered. Fixed on Windows and Linux
- Bug fix: In the New Clipping dialog and the Clippings Manager window, the "Text" textbox scrolls unexpectedly when focused (Firefox 4 and newer)
- Bug fix: Can no longer drag and drop text into Clippings Manager list
- Other minor fixes
- Added Danish and Swedish translations

Version 3.1.4.1-signed 182.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 6.*, Thunderbird 3.0 - 6.*

- Bug fix: Clippings sub-menu sometimes not appearing in context menu on Firefox 4
- New toolbar button for Firefox 4, which has the same functionality as the status bar icon on Firefox 3.6 and older. To add it to a toolbar, right-click on any toolbar and select Customize, then drag the Clippings toolbar button to the desired toolbar. The Clippings toolbar button can also be added to the Add-on Bar.

Version 3.1.3 188.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.5 - 4.0b10, Thunderbird 3.0 - 3.1.*

- Compatible with Firefox 4 beta 6

Version 3.1.2 191.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6.*, Thunderbird 2.0 - 3.1.*

* Added ability to adjust the Clippings Manager tree list width; click and drag the splitter to the right of the tree list to change the width
* If a clipping contains multiple occurrences of the same placeholder, you will only be prompted once for the placeholder value

Version 3.1.1 192.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6.*, Thunderbird 2.0 - 3.1.*

* Compatible with Firefox 3.6.x and Thunderbird 3.0.x
* Minor bug fixes

Version 3.1 192.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.6.*, Thunderbird 2.0 - 3.0.*

What's New:

* Paste clippings without overwriting the clipboard
* Paste clippings containing HTML tags as rich text. Users can choose to paste as rich text or plain text (with HTML tags and character entities intact).
* New extension preferences dialog (Tools → Add-ons, select Clippings in the list of installed extensions → click Options)
* Clippings icon now appears in the status bar of Thunderbird's message view window

Version 3.0.2 174.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.1b2, Thunderbird 2.0 - 2.0.0.*

What's new in this release:

* Bug fix: Clippings context menu not displaying clippings when Menu Editor installed
* Display an error message if clippings paste fails

Version 3.0.1 180.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*, Thunderbird 2.0 - 2.0.0.*

This release fixes several bugs. Improvements include:

* On Linux, the Clippings Manager window position is saved. Previously, Clippings Manager always appeared at the top left corner of the screen
* On Mac OS X, the instructions in the New Clipping dialog and Clippings Manager on how to paste a clipping using shortcut keys has been clarified
* Fixed a Clippings Manager bug that caused an error when creating a new clipping if there were no clippings and common clippings was enabled
* Also in Clippings Manager, users are now prevented from exporting clippings to a datasource file of the same name in the same folder. This is to prevent a bug where clippings are appended to the data in the existing Clippings file if the user had chosen to overwrite it.

Version 3.0 175.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.0.*, Thunderbird 2.0 - 2.0.0.*

This is a summary of the great new features found in Clippings 3.0. For more details, please see http://clippings.mozdev.org/clippings3.html.

* Common clippings data for Firefox and Thunderbird. This much-requested feature allows your Clippings data to be created, accessed and modified from both Firefox and Thunderbird.
* Shortcut keys. You can now assign a shortcut key to a clipping at the time of creation or by editing a clipping in Clippings Manager. Shortcut keys can be any letter (A-Z) or digit (0-9). To paste the clipping into a web page form field in Firefox or a new email message in Thunderbird, press CTRL+ALT+V, then the shortcut key. Mac OS X users: Hold down the Control and Option keys while pressing V, then the shortcut key.
* Clipping placeholders. You can define placeholders inside a clipping that you will be prompted to fill in when you paste the clipping. Built-in placeholders for the date, time, clipping name, user agent, etc. are also available.
* Improvements to Clippings Manager's automatic save functionality, including on-the-fly updating of clipping edits/changes.
* Double-click on a clipping in Clippings Manager to paste it into the most recent host app window
* Numerous bug fixes.

Version 2.6 109.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*, Thunderbird 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

This release adds a few new features specific to Thunderbird:

* New check box in New Clipping dialog - "Remove extra line breaks" and "Create as unquoted text" (Thunderbird only)
* Paste clipping as normal or quoted text (Thunderbird only)
* Compatibility with Thunderbird 2.0

Version 2.5.1 101.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*, Thunderbird 1.5 - 2.0b2

What's New:

* Compatibility with Thunderbird 2.0 beta 2
* Minor bug fixes