10 August 2010

Clippings, Clippings Manager, and Firefox 4 beta

A few devoted Clippings users have been anxiously waiting for compatibility with Firefox 4 beta releases. Here is an update on that, as well as news about a recently-reported bug affecting the display of the Clippings Manager window.

Compatibility with Firefox 4 beta

There were some changes to Firefox 4 with the way XPCOM components are registered which affected Clippings. Clippings will not function as-is on Firefox 4, so this change will require a new minor release.

Clippings Manager display problems

Some users on Windows and Mac OS have reported in the forums that Clippings Manager would not appear on their screens when it is invoked, either from the web page textbox context menu or from double-clicking the Clippings icon on the status bar. If this happens to you, follow these steps to work around it:
  1. In the address bar in Firefox, type about:config and press ENTER.
  2. In the filter textbox, type clippings.clipmgr.window_position
  3. Double-click on resulting row. In the dialog box that appears, enter 0,0 (without any spaces after the comma) and click OK.
A proper fix for this bug (Bugzilla 23103) will be included in the same release as the one to address Firefox 4 beta compatibility.

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