24 June 2018

Clippings 6.0.6 released!

This maintenance release ensures that the Clippings context menu that appears when right-clicking on a web page textbox will continue to work in Firefox 61 and future releases. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

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 (issue #208)

Things You Should Know About

Clippings 6 is a WebExtension for Firefox 57 and newer. It is not compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird.  Thunderbird users should install Clippings 5.5.2, available from the Past Versions page on the AE Creations website.

There are several differences compared to previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.

Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups. 

14 May 2018

Clippings 6.0.5 released!

This maintenance release of Clippings 6 fixes a few bugs. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Bug fix: On Linux, popup windows (placeholder prompt, New Clipping dialog, etc.) are not focused when they open (issue #193)
  • Other bug fixes

Things You Should Know About

Clippings 6 is a WebExtension for Firefox 57 and newer. It is not compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird.  Thunderbird users should install Clippings 5.5.2, available from the Past Versions page on the AE Creations website.

There are several differences compared to previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.

Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

26 March 2018

Clippings 6.0.4 released!

This minor release of Clippings 6 adds support for additional languages and fixes a few bugs. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

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 (issue #186)
  • Bug fix: In the keyboard paste dialog, scrolling through the autocomplete menu with arrow keys doesn't work (issue #181)
  • Other minor fixes

Things You Should Know About

Clippings 6 is a WebExtension for Firefox 57 and newer. It is not compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird.  Thunderbird users should install Clippings 5.5.2, available from the Past Versions page on the AE Creations website.

There are several differences compared to previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.

Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Crowdin users Juanma, wasilis and xX_EpicCrasher_Xx for contributing the Spanish, Greek and Polish translations for Clippings 6. If you want to help translate Clippings into another world language, go to the Crowdin project page for Clippings.

22 March 2018

Clippings compatibility with latest Thunderbird releases

Although Firefox add-ons are now forced to switch to the newer but immature and vastly inferior WebExtensions technology to maintain compatibility with current and future versions of Firefox, legacy add-ons continue to be supported for Thunderbird.

Clippings 5.5.x remains available for Thunderbird 52.x; however, there have been issues with Clippings reported against the latest beta versions of Thunderbird -- the most recent version being 59.0 at the time of this writing.

Users should stay with the current stable release of Thunderbird in order to continue using Clippings 5.5.x. A new version of Clippings for Thunderbird is in the works, but a release schedule for this new version has not been determined.

02 March 2018

AE Creations website down again

UPDATE (3 Mar 2018 @ 10:00pm PST): The AE Creations website is now up again. Thanks for your patience.

The AE Creations website is currently offline. The site is hosted on Sourceforge.net, which has undergone a recent datacenter move, and now there is word of a denial of service attack, affecting all project web sites, including AE Creations.

To download and install Clippings and Panic Button, head to the Mozilla Add-on pages for these add-ons. If you need help on them, browse or post to the AE Creations Help and Support Forums on Google Groups.

27 February 2018

Panic Button 4.0.3 released!

This minor release of Panic Button adds support for Russian. It is now available for download from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Panic Button installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Panic Button in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Added Russian translation

Things You Should Know About

Panic Button 4 has most of the features from version 3, but with the following differences:
  • The Hide All Windows action is not available
  • The Close All Windows action doesn't actually quit the browser, unless there are no other open windows (e.g. bookmark manager)
  • The option to set a password on the Hide and Replace action is not available
  • The shortcut key for invoking the Panic Button action cannot be changed to a different key; the F9 key for the Panic Button action can only be enabled or disabled

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Panic Button should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to delyee from Crowdin for translating Panic Button into Russian, as well as to the other translators who have contributed translations. If you want to help translate Panic Button into another world language, go to the Crowdin page for Panic Button.

22 February 2018

Clippings 6.0.3 released!

This minor release of Clippings 6 brings back a few more features from Clippings 5.5 and older, and includes many improvements. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

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

Clippings 6 is a WebExtension for Firefox 57 and newer. It is not compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird.  Thunderbird users should install Clippings 5.5.2, available from the Past Versions page on the AE Creations website.

There are several differences compared to previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.

Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to milupo for contributing the German translation for Clippings 6. If you want to help translate Clippings into another world language, go to the Crowdin project page for Clippings.

19 February 2018

Clippings 6 is temporarily unavailable

Apologies for the short notice, but Clippings 6 is currently unavailable for download and installation.

Clippings 5.5.2 is still available for Mozilla Thunderbird, and for Firefox ESR 52.x.  It can be found in the Past Versions page on the AE Creations website.

A minor release of Clippings 6 is currently in the works and will be released soon.  A release announcement will be posted here when it becomes available.

15 February 2018

AE Creations website is offline

UPDATE (17 February 2018 @ 10:00pm PST): The AE Creations website is now up and running. Thanks for your patience.

The AE Creations website is temporarily down for maintenance. Please go to the Mozilla Add-ons pages for Clippings or Panic Button if you want to download and install these add-ons.

The AE Creations Help and Support Forums, hosted on Google Groups, is available if you want to post a question.

09 February 2018

Translators wanted for localizing Clippings

This is a call for translators to help with localizing Clippings.  Are you a Clippings user and want it in your native language?  If you are fluent in English and another world language, and would like to help with translation, consider contributing to the effort on the Crowdin project for Clippings!

Just go to the Crowdin project, sign up as a translator, and then start translating.  Localization templates for several languages have already been added, but if a desired language is missing, simply post to the discussion forum on Crowdin and ask for your language to be added.

The goal is to have translations for the most popular languages ready for the upcoming release of Clippings, which brings back some features from legacy versions of Clippings (shortcut list, placeholder toolbar in Clippings Manager), as well as more bug fixes.

21 January 2018

Clippings 6.0.2.1 released!

This maintenance release fixes a bug with exporting clippings, along with a few minor issues. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Bug fix: Export files (Clippings 6 and HTML Document formats) are blank for some users (issue #152)
  • Fixes for a few Clippings Manager bugs that were affecting Linux users

Things You Should Know About

Clippings 6 is a WebExtension for Firefox 57 and newer. It is not compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird.  Thunderbird users should install Clippings 5.5.2, available from the Past Versions page on the AE Creations website.

There are several differences compared to previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.

Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups. 

15 January 2018

Clippings 6.0.2 released!

This minor release of Clippings 6 brings back some popular features from Clippings 5.5 and older, and includes many improvements. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  •  Placeholder prompts are back!  Custom and auto-incrementing placeholders are supported. If you paste a clipping containing placeholders, you will be prompted to fill in their values (or select from a list if there are multiple default values). Auto-incrementing placeholders can be reset by right-clicking on the Clippings button on the browser toolbar
  • Clipping labels have also returned.  They can be set when creating a clipping from the New Clipping dialog, and changed in Clippings Manager
  • Added ability to backup and restore your clippings from Clippings Manager (click on the Tools menu)
  • Resizable tree list in Clippings Manager
  • You can now undo edits to clipping/folder name and clipping content in Clippings Manager
  • Added ability to maximize the Clippings Manager window by selecting Tools → Maximize or pressing CTRL+F10 (macOS users: this feature is already available by selecting the Window → Zoom command from the menu bar at the top of the screen. This feature may not work on Linux.)
  • Bug fix: On Linux, the Clippings Manager window is always on top. This issue is fixed by automatically minimizing Clippings Manager when switching to another window
  • Other minor fixes

Things You Should Know About

Clippings 6 is a WebExtension for Firefox 57 and newer. It is not compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird.  Thunderbird users should install Clippings 5.5.2, available from the Past Versions page on the AE Creations website.

There are several differences compared to previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.

Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups. 

14 January 2018

Panic Button 4.0.2 released!

This second minor release of the new WebExtension version of Panic Button adds translations for several languages, and contains a few additional improvements. It is now available for download from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Panic Button installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Panic Button in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Added translations for Chinese (traditional and simplified), Dutch, Filipino, French, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish and Turkish
  • Bug fix: Reverse contrast toolbar icon doesn't appear on high-resolution displays (issue #30)

Things You Should Know About

Panic Button 4 has most of the features from version 3, but with the following differences:
  • The Hide All Windows action is not available
  • The Close All Windows action doesn't actually quit the browser, unless there are no other open windows (e.g. bookmark manager)
  • The option to set a password on the Hide and Replace action is not available
  • The shortcut key for invoking the Panic Button action cannot be changed to a different key; the F9 key for the Panic Button action can only be enabled or disabled
Also note that any customizations (e.g. toolbar button icon, custom toolbar icon image) from previous versions of Panic Button will not carry over to this new version.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Panic Button should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the volunteers on Crowdin for contributing translations for Panic Button. If you are fluent in English and another world language and would like to help update or add a new translation, consider contributing a translation.

02 January 2018

Clippings 6.0.1.2 released!

Clippings 6.0.1.2 is another maintenance release which, like the preceding release, fixes a few bugs. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Bug fix: Clippings Manager ignores CTRL+A/Cmd+A (issue #155)
  • Bug fix: In Clippings Manager, don't accept non-URLs when saving changes to source web page address (issue #107)
  • Show detailed error message when an error occurs while exporting to Clippings 6 or HTML
  • Other minor fixes

Things You Should Know About

Clippings 6 has most of the features from version 5.x, although there are a few which are not available; most notably:
  • Adding or editing color labels on clippings
  • No prompts for placeholder values are displayed when pasting a clipping containing placeholders. Does not affect built-in placeholders (e.g. for the date)
Other things to note about the upgrade from previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.
 Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups. 

17 December 2017

Clippings 6.0.1.1 released!

Clippings 6.0.1.1 is a maintenance release which fixes a few bugs. It is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Bug fix: Creating a new clipping from the New Clipping dialog doesn't work when added to a new folder created from the same dialog (issue #148)
  • Bug fix: In Clippings Manager, copying a folder doesn't copy its clippings and subfolders (issue #145)
  • Improved the error messages that appear when Firefox privacy settings are too restrictive, preventing Clippings from working correctly
  • The "Check spelling" setting in extension preferences is now enabled (it was previously disabled and there was no way to change it). Turning off this setting will turn off spell checking of clipping contents in Clippings Manager and the New Clipping dialog

Things You Should Know About

Clippings 6 has most of the features from version 5.x, although there are a few which are not available; most notably:

  • Adding or editing color labels on clippings
  • No prompts for placeholder values are displayed when pasting a clipping containing placeholders. Does not affect built-in placeholders (e.g. for the date)
Other things to note about the upgrade from previous versions of Clippings:
  • Due to WebExtensions being restricted from using any keyboard shortcuts that start with CTRL + 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.
  • If there were labels on clippings in the imported data source, they will be brought over to Clippings 6 with the import; the color labels will appear on the Clippings context menu.  However, labels cannot be edited for existing clippings, or added to new clippings. This will be fixed in a future release. 

Help and Support

Known issues with Clippings 6 are listed here.

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups. 

05 December 2017

Panic Button 4.0.1 released!

This minor release of the new WebExtension version of Panic Button contains a few improvements. It is now available for download from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Panic Button installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Add-ons Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Panic Button in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • In the extension preferences page, the "http://" prefix to the replacement web page URL will now be added automatically if it is missing.  Also, a message appears for the Hide and Replace action, making it clearer that is not compatible with Private Browsing mode
  • The title of the extension preferences page is changed to make it less conspicuous

Things You Should Know About

This release has most of the features from version 3, but with the following differences:
  • The Hide All Windows action is not available
  • The Close All Windows action doesn't actually quit the browser, unless there are no other open windows (e.g. bookmark manager)
  • The option to set a password on the Hide and Replace action is not available
  • The shortcut key for invoking the Panic Button action cannot be changed to a different key; the F9 key for the Panic Button action can only be enabled or disabled
Also note that any customizations (e.g. toolbar button icon, custom toolbar icon image) from previous versions of Panic Button will not carry over to this new version.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Panic Button should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.