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.


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.