Interclue Version History

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Version 939.1 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 56.*

bugfix: combining all the script files as they are sometimes being loaded in the wrong order in firefox 4
rewrote large portions of the code to avoid use of eval statements whenever possible.
use function rather than global prototype to detect arrays
removed unused code blocks

Version 939.3 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 4.0.*

Firefox 4 compatibility

Version 891.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.6.*

Now supports Firefox 3.6

Version 891.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

Interclue - minor update
* New Sidewiki Hoverclue [beta]
* Turned off "process on fetch" by default
* Removed Search refinements from Bing Video Search
* Removed Search refinements from Google Timeline Search

Version 889.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*


* A complete re-write of the Hoverclues feature. Faster, shinier, less obtrusive &
more compatible with Mac & Linux!
* The Hoverclues re-write also appears to fix some intermittant bugs
(eg, the "octet stream error") being reported by some windows users.
* Updated tutorial to mention the Hoverclues.
* [The Patch fixes a problem with the options dialog on MacOS]

Version 1.6.1 889.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

Interclue 1.6.1:
* A complete re-write of the Hoverclues feature. Faster, shinier, less obtrusive &
compatible with MacOS & Linux!
* The Hoverclues re-write also appears to fix some intermittant bugs
(eg, the "octet stream error") being reported by some windows users.
* Updated tutorial to mention the Hoverclues
* See for previous changes.

Version 799.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

A patch release to deal with some issues encoutered on some versions of Linux and OSX. See for details. Also see for a more visual run down on the new features in Interclue 1.6

Version 799.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

Version 1.6 798.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

New Features:

* HoverClues: Hints that appear at the bottom of the page when you hover over certain types of link.
* ShortURL redirection information in HoverClues, via the API (great for twitter!)
* Optional Search refinement links on the 3 major search sites, powered by Surf Canyon.
* Optional Delicious Tags shown inline underneath search results on the 3 major search sites.
* Option to turn off all icons on internal/menu links


* Linkclue icons now appear semi-transparent before you mouse over them.
* Compatibility tweaks for Firefox 3.5, WOT, Surfcanyon and CoolPreviews
* Increased default maximum image size to 256KB.

Bug Fixes:

* Fixed a javascript error when checking "click to preview" links
* Fixed a conflict with the MakeLink addon which prevented Interclue from being initalized
* popup now closes correctly after link has been saved.
* Fixed a bug with the "reset options" button.

Version 798.0 KiB Works with Firefox 3.0 - 3.5.*

A minor patch release ahead of our new 1.6 release due later this week, because there is a problem with Interclue pre-fetching favicons from sites with invalid ssl certificates on Firefox 3.5 - in that it will show a cert warning dialog that is pretty confusing because it doesn't appear to relate to anything. This release also makes the Linkclue icons semi-transparent until you mouse over them.

Version 620.0 KiB Works with Firefox 2.0 - 3.5.*

Version 1.5.7 615.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*

1.5.7 contains important improvements to Interclue performance and stability. See for a full list.

Version 605.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*


* No longer triggers the reflexes of the PHP-based "Bad Behaviour" anti-spam-bot script.
Interclue was not really behaving badly - the behaviour in question was RFC-compliant,
but according to the author of "Bad Behaviour" script, "real user-agents do not start ranges at 0".
We removed the range header from Interclue HTTP requests and that has solved the problem.
Many thanks to Ivan from Lutrov Communications for bringing this issue to our attention.
* Restricted the maximum size of the "redirected link" info block, as it was sometimes
taking up way too much room in the Clueviewer.
* Improved differentiation of Site-Navigation Links from ordinary internal links.

Bug Fixes:

* Workaround for a layout bug when Interclue is used on a site containing the YUI lightbox script
* Fixed a conflict with some stylish styles (Google Web Search - dark blue redesign (vC),
About:Blank: Crystal Firefox (Embedded)) which affected the Clueviewer

Version 1.5.6 609.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*

Interclue 1.5.6:

New Features:

* Potential "Phishing" Site Warnings
* Potential Malware Distribution Site Warnings (Firefox 3 only)
* Auto-corrects (some) broken URLs: (e.g. http:// ->


* Redesigned the status-bar context menu.
* TurboNote+ button will be enabled by default if TurboNote+ is installed.
* Further improvements in the Linkclue positioning logic
* Cleaned up excess whitespace in some summaries.
* Better summaries for
* Turned pinned-mode hotkey off by default

Bug Fixes:

* The Zoom bug got fixed in Firefox 3rc2+. Users with Firefox 3rc2+ should be able to use previews on zoomed pages.
* Fixed previews for
* Fixed a problem with 403: Forbidden previews being cached.

Version 1.5.5 594.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0.*

Interclue 1.5.5 - a maintenance release

New Feature:

* Interclue now makes a backup of known good preferences to avoid preference corruption.


* Firefox3 Workaround: The clueviewer may break zoomed pages in Firefox 3.
As a temporary workaround we will automatically disable Clueviews on zoomed pages.
We will remove this workaround as soon as the Mozilla team have released a fix for the bug.
* Added links to the online tour at the end of the tutorial
* Made feedback dialog more user friendly for users with small screens
* Made some changes to the "Show Next Similar Link" algorithm

Bug Fixes:

* Fixed a bug where certain Clueviews would disable the bookmark and open-in-new-tab icons
* Corrected a spelling mistake in the tutorial
* (Hopefully) Fixes a bug several people reported in which the "Thank you for installing" page appeared many times over.
* Fixed a bug where a link to a secure domain that didn't exist shows no clues
* Fixed a compatibility issue with the latest FF3 Nightly Releases.

Version 1.5.4 603.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0pre

NB: Not extensively tested on FF3.0pre, please report any ssues promptly. Has been well tested on FF3 Beta 5.

Please see for full list of changes.

Version 1.5.3 598.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0b4

Interclue 1.5.3 has the following improvements:

* Simplified Interclue Activation Modes.
* New Linkclue display options.
* New link submission button for
* Improved "linked files" metaclue.
* Added extra safety precautions for internal links.
* Now compatible up to Firefox 3.0b4
* Over 20 minor improvements to overall usability, stability and performance.
* For a complete list of recent changes, see

Version 1.5.2 524.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0b2

Interclue 1.5.2: Important maintenance release

New Features:

* Linkclues for non HTTP protocols (ftp, gopher, aim, torrent, ...)
* A New Metaclue: Show Downloadable files on page (off by default)
* Option to be notified about new beta versions.


* Shortened the tutorial and made it faster
* Better Facebook summaries
* Firefox 3.0 beta 2 & beta 3 compatibly
* Turn images on in summaries on by default
* Disabling Hotkeys by default
* Rearranged Clueviewer buttons
* Removed Interclue footers from summaries copied to clipboard
* Various minor text changes
* Removing legacy preferences from user prefs.js file
* Tidied up a few more obscure Linkclue positioning bugs.


* Workaround for Firefox preventing our options dialog from opening.
* Error was thrown if Linkclue mode changed before Clueviewer was built
* Incorrect stats were shown if browser was used past midnight
* An incorrect message was shown when attempting to view Clues for local files.
* Inserting Linkclue icons sometimes caused wrapped link to wrap differently.
* Linkclue cursors could cause the page to resize if link was located at right or bottom of page.
* Fixed a url decoding error which prevented the Options dialog from opening if certain urls had user defined Linkclue modes attached to them.
* Added detection for incorrect character encoding if invalid meta tag found in HTML.

Please do not make bug reports via addon reviews. We respond rapidly to bug reports and performance issues, and can usually fix anything inside a week. You can also contact us via email - support AT interclue DOT com, or by using the extensive feedback reporter built into the add-on.

Version 428.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0b2


New Feature:
* Metaclue Option: tag list (ordered by most popular tag).

* Improved usage stats table to show estimates for week/month/year.
* Added option to submit basic usage stats back to Interclue.
* Updated privacy policy.
* Interclue is now automatically disabled in popup windows that do not have a toolbar
* Now works in Firefox 3 beta 2

* A single textbox within the Options panel was unable to receive the focus.
* Fixed last few remaining Linkclue positioning errors.
* Alert Messages in Clueviewer resized the clueviewer when closed if the current clue was a YouTube clip.
* A Linkclue Cursor was showing multiple icons in one unusual case.
* Fixed a bug where multiple Linkclue icons appeared when the page was scrolled by interclue when using the next/prev button

Version 435.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 3.0b2

Interclue 1.5 is a significant update over Interclue 1.2.4, bringing over 50 new features, tweaks, and fixes. For a list of the changes, see

Version 381.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

1.2.4 - ClueHistory

New Features:

* We have implemented a ClueHistory! You will now see Back and Forward buttons in the ClueViewer.
* You can now ClueView *.mp3 and *.mov files inside the ClueViewer if Quicktime 7.2 or greater is installed.
* Added social bookmark buttons for and Stumbleupon.


* Added a link in the timeout message to the place where you can change the timeout setting.


* Fixed an error that prevented the content from being displayed when showing the first clue after saving options.
* Removed some obscure clue rendering bugs.

Version 378.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

1.2.3 - New Options Dialog, some bugfixes

New Features:

* Added a new "Presets" option tab to allow for quick settings for common situations.
* New button: "open link in new foreground* tab" (ie change focus to the new tab immediately)
* Option to control when the link changes while you're in pinned mode.


* Tweaked the tutorial.
* Wording changes in the feedback dialog and options tab.
* Moved most images into combined image files for better performance and to speed up load time.


* Fixed a bug where favicons where not being pre-fetched correctly after pageload.
* (Hopefully) fixed error preventing the options dialog from loading on Ubuntu linux 7.
* Linkclues were not fading out without a mousemove.
* Bugzilla cluescript wasn't showing product/component/severity if user logged in.
* Bugzilla cluescript now shows (edit) link in title if user logged in
* Loading clues reset video playing on a page if the page contained certain css rules.

Version 387.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

1.2.2 - Several small improvements and bugfixes

New features:

* Improved Image Previews
* Copy link URL to clipboard Clueview button added.
* Can now turn off buttons in statusbar AND right-click statusbar menu.
* New "Add to Yahoo My Web" Clueview button.
* New custom Clueviews for Trac and Bugzilla (beta!).


* Improved Tutorial.
* Improved content-length detection.
* Add more info to the top of the clipboard text when copying clueview contents.
* Improved HTML extraction process.
* Include last modified info for recent non-html files.
* Better *.mp3 icon.
* Changed default Clueview Icons.


* Problem with favicon downloading fixed.
* Failover when server sends invalid response headers.
* Email button failed on non-html files.
* Invalid comments tags were shown in summaries.
* Clueview didn't hide correctly if page was scrolled and cursor moved above clueview.
* Clueview tooltips were not always visible
* Closing options window with cancel, while entering feedback, hid feedback window permanently.

Version 377.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

1.2.1 - Several imporant bugfixes and improvements to the pinned window and hotkey interractions.

New features:

* Improved interaction design of pinned window mode.
* New Navigation Detection Option: Linclue Icons on internal image links
* Reduced default size of memory cache, added option to advanced tab.
* Improvements to the summarization of pages containing invalid HTML.


* When using hotkey, clueview will appear next to icons, not cursor
* Current link's linkclue icons no longer fade out when clueview open.


* Removed conflict with some flash elements, eg in Google analyics and google gadgets.
* Fixed issue with rendering of PRE tags.
* Tutorial issue resolved.
* Filenames were no longer appearing on the file information clueview.
* Fixed an error that prevented closing a browser tab on some pages.

Version 346.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

1.2.0 - Significant improvements + a few bugfixes

New Features

* Clueviewer now locks open if hotkey held down for more than a second, and unlocks the next time the hotkey is pressed.
* Major changes to linkclue positioning code (cleans up html code left inside links, fixes some positioning bugs)
* Changes to tutorial and options menus to incorporate using the hotkey to activate locked-in-place mode.
* Added "print" button (feature is in beta).


* Renamed the Linkclue modes.
* Some minor text changes.
* Added extra links to About page.
* Added description for display in addons list.


* Removed bogus html caused by malformed doubleclick advert code
* No longer fetches any content if Linkclue icons not shown (fixes the Bloglines bug)
* Corrected code that used depreciated property "window.title"

Version 340.0 KiB Works with Firefox 1.5 - 2.0.0.*

1.1.2 - Usability and cosmetic tweaks, minor bugfixes

New Features

* Clueview remains stationary whilst the hotkey is pressed.
* Nicer web 2.0 style confirm dialog for add/remove metadata blocks.
* Added edit button/menuitems to statusbar context menu
* Added edit Smartclues options to linkmodes menu
* Allow power users to tweak their Smartclues Logic settings.
* The Status Bar button preferences are now on a seperate pane in the options


* Various minor changes to linkclue positioning logic.
* Better error messages for invalid urls (eg "http://invalid domain")
* add "approve" to unsafe words blacklist.
* Various text changes
* title link now opens "add to my delicious" dialog.
* Got rid of the mystery space on the toolbar.
* Changed the shade of green for "Everything gets clued"
* When you click on "open in new tab" the button icon changes to the "go to that tab" icon, do indicate that if you click there you will open that tab. (Pending: An option to just go there on first click)

Bug Fixes

* fixed a bug whereby the wrong hotkey was given in the tutorial text if a user had set their own custom hotkey.
* fixed a bug where summaries for anchored links were terrible if the anchor was not found.
* fixed a bug where the tagcloud fails to timeout if summary is retrieved from the cache.