15 August 2007

Clippings 2.99.1 development snapshot released

Despite the seemingly long quietness that has descended on this blog, much has been going on behind the scenes... well, in the past month, anyway... =P

This release is the first development milestone towards version 3.0. Unlike official "stable" releases like version 2.6 (the most recent one), version 2.99.1 (and others numbered 2.99.x) will contain bugs and there is a risk that your Clippings data may be lost or corrupted as a result. If that scares you, or if you're not an early adopter who craves the latest and greatest and you're not willing to tolerate bugs, then stick with Clippings 2.6 for now.

» Download: Clippings 2.99.1 (117 KB; English (United States); compatible with Firefox 1.5-2.0.0.x and Thunderbird 1.5-2.0.0.x)

If you already have a previous release of Clippings installed, you must uninstall it first before installing this release. Because this is a development snapshot, no automatic upgrades to this release will be available to current Clippings users.

What's New
  • Shortcut keys. You can now define a shortcut key (a single letter or digit) for a new or existing clipping. To quickly paste a clipping into a form field in a Web page in Firefox or an email message in Thunderbird, press CTRL+ALT+V, followed by its shortcut key.
There are other new features in development, including the much-requested ability to have common Clippings data for both Firefox and Thunderbird. These new features will appear as further development snapshots are released in the coming weeks.

Known Issues
  • Undoing deletion of a clipping with a shortcut key assigned to it will not restore its shortcut key. It is also not yet possible to undo a shortcut key assignment in Clippings Manager (bug 17531).
  • Clippings Manager doesn't immediately update the shortcut key assignment on a newly-created clipping, if it was created via the New Clipping dialog box (bug 17467).
Help and Support

Send your questions to the Clippings mailing list at clippings@mozdev.org.

If you find a bug, check the above Known Issues list first, and then do a bug search to ensure that it has not been already reported. If you have a Bugzilla account on Mozdev, you may file a bug report; if not you may simply post your bug report to the Clippings mailing list.

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