26 February 2024

Clippings released!

A minor revision to Clippings 6.5.2 has been released to fix an issue that is occurring when pasting a clipping into a new post in X, the website formerly known as Twitter. It is now available from Firefox Add-ons and the AE Creations website. Clippings 6.5 requires Firefox 102 or newer.

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

  • Bug fix: Clippings no longer works on Twitter (also known as X) (issue #441)

Things You Should Know About

  • Thunderbird Users: This version of Clippings is designed for Firefox and is not compatible with Thunderbird. Get Clippings for Thunderbird, which is compatible with Thunderbird versions 102 and 115.
  • 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, 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.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Clippings should be posted to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, now hosted on Groups.io.

07 February 2024

Monthly update: February 2024

I've experimented with Thunderbird MailExtension APIs for inserting text into the message composer, obtaining text from the clipboard using the Clipboard API, and optional permissions in the extension manifest. I'm now ready to begin migrating the remaining legacy code in Clippings for Thunderbird, with the goal of making it a 100% MailExtension, and this will be my main focus this month.

Also, I'm aiming to add a few improvements to Sync Clippings Helper -- specifically, compressing the data between this native messaging app and the Firefox or Thunderbird extension, and handling read-only sync files to prevent modification.