26 June 2020

Clippings 6.2.2 released!

Another minor update to Clippings 6.2 for Mozilla Firefox has been released, and is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website. This update fixes several issues with Dark Mode colors in Clippings windows and dialogs.

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), click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Check for Updates.

What's New
  • Improvements to Dark Mode appearance of Clippings Manager (issue #296)
  • Bug fix: Text in focused drop-down menus is hard to see in Dark Mode (issue #296)
  • Bug fix: Unsupported file formats are not rejected when selected for import or restore from backup (issue #295)
  • Other bug fixes and improvements

Things You Should Know About
  • Thunderbird Users: Clippings 6.2 is not compatible with Thunderbird. You should get Clippings for Thunderbird instead. Clippings for Thunderbird 5.7 is compatible with Thunderbird 68. Please note that Clippings for Thunderbird will NOT be compatible with the upcoming release of Thunderbird 78 -- more information in this blog post.
  • Clippings 6.2.2 requires Firefox 68 or newer, and is compatible with the upcoming Firefox 78 ESR release.
  • Some features may not be available when Firefox is in Private Browsing mode, or if the browser privacy settings are too restrictive.
  • If you want to use Sync Clippings, you'll need to download and install the Sync Clippings helper app. More information and download links can be found on the Sync Clippings page on the AE Creations website. The Sync Clippings Helper app is currently available for Windows only.

Help and Support

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

17 June 2020

Clippings NOT compatible with Thunderbird 78

Thunderbird 78 will be the next major release of this email client, and is expected to be released soon. This new version comes with major changes to extensions which requires them to be completely rewritten. Clippings for Thunderbird is affected as well.

At this time, Clippings will not be compatible with Thunderbird 78.  This may change as future versions of Thunderbird are released. Until then, Clippings for Thunderbird 5.7 will remain compatible with Thunderbird 68.x.

Clippings for Mozilla Firefox is not affected by these Thunderbird changes.

Turn Off Automatic Updates

If you're a current user of Clippings for Thunderbird, you'll need to stay on Thunderbird 68.x.  Once Thunderbird 78 is released, your Thunderbird installation may automatically update, which will cause Clippings to stop working.

To ensure continued use of Clippings, you should turn off automatic updates for Thunderbird. To do that, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Thunderbird menu ( icon) and then select Options → Options
  2. On the left navigation sidebar, click Advanced
  3. Click on the Update tab, then click the radio button with the title, "Check for updates, but let me choose whether to install them"
Turn off automatic updates for Thunderbird in the Thunderbird options page. Click on the image to zoom in.

Note: It is safe to update Thunderbird 68 to a new minor release (for example, 68.10.0).  But you should avoid updating to version 78.0 or newer, if that is presented as an update option.