AR\ Instapaper – v. 2018.304.4.6

New keyboard shortcut: Open original website

In the AcceleReader popup, press ‘o‘ to open the selected article on its original website.
Pressing ‘enter‘ opens the article in Instapaper.

Other keyboard shortcuts

Press ‘?‘ or ‘F1‘ to see the full list of keyboard shortcuts in the AcceleReader popup’s article list view.

On, holding ‘ctrl‘ or ‘cmd‘ and pressing ‘enter‘ on an article opens it in a new tab. Holding ‘shift‘ and pressing 'enter' opens it in a new window.

Great Suspender support

Pages suspended by the ‘Great Suspender’ extension can be directly added to Instapaper without un-suspending. AcceleReader reads the original URL from the suspended page and saves it.

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Introducing: Quick tab search from address bar

Clutter Free - Quick tab search from address bar / omnibox

Clutter Free - Quick tab search from address bar / omnibox

Tab search from the address bar

Just type ‘cf‘ followed by space (or tab), and type in your search term.

The search results are updated as you type. Selecting a suggestion in the list switches to that tab.


  1. Quick tab search looks for keywords in open URLs, and website titles, across all open windows
  2. Search results list pinned tabs at the top, and newer tabs before older tabs
  3. Clutter Free can start a Google search for the search keywords, if no matching open tabs are found

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Currency conversion in autoConvert

Currency conversion in autoConvert seems to have stopped working.

It appears that the (free) API that the extension uses to fetch currency rates was removed. This has broken currency conversion.

I’ll try and look for a new (free) currency rates API tomorrow (Monday, 22 January). If one is available, I’ll update the extension with it. If I can’t find one, I may have to remove currency conversion entirely.

I’ll update here on the blog on the progress.


Clutter Free – v. 2018.102.5.0

Minor updates

  1. The weekly stats notification now automatically disappears after a short delay. Don’t need to explicitly dismiss it.
  2. In quick switch popup, if only one tab is visible in filtered list, pressing ‘enter‘ switches to the tab. Don’t need to select the tab in the list before switching.
  3. In quick switch popup, internal chrome and extension tabs are shown as ‘chrome://abc‘ instead of just ‘abc‘.

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AR\ Instapaper – v. 2017.1114.4.2

Save directly to a folder

Save an article directly to a folder, without having to click

the button in the notification.

Adding the article immediately opens a popup to select the folder. Select a folder to save to it, or close the popup to cancel.

You may choose in options on how to trigger this action:

  1. Using a keyboard shortcut (Default: ‘Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+F‘),
  2. From extension button, or
  3. From the right-click context menu

Actions on extension button right-click

Right-clicking on the extension button presents all available actions:

  1. Open,
  2. Add current tab to your list,
  3. Add current tab to a folder in your list (described above), and
  4. Read a random article from your list

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Pastel new tab – now with your top websites

Pastel new tab, with clock and top websites
Pastel new tab, with clock and top websites

Your most often visited websites can now be added to the pastel new tab page. Just like in the default new tab page, but cleaner.

The websites are visible in simple, discreet boxes at the bottom of the screen. The websites can be toggled off, or on, easily from controls at bottom of the screen.

Please note that the website links are disabled by default. The first time you enabled them, Chrome will request you to grant the extension permission to access your top websites.

Without this permission, the extension cannot display these links. However, rest of the new tab page works just like earlier even without this permission.

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