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.


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.

No comments: