Clutter Free – allow list and block list

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Allow and block lists

Clutter Free now supports two modes of controlling which sites and pages are allowed to have duplicates:

Allow list
When the allow list is used, Clutter Free will prevent duplicates of all pages, except those in the allow list.

Block list
When the block list is used, Clutter Free will prevent duplicates only for pages and domains specified in the block list. All other websites and pages will be allowed to have duplicates.

The old whitelist feature is replaced by the allow and block lists. The whitelist entries have been added to the allow list, and allow list is enabled by default.


Domain block list

The domain block list provides an even stricter control over tabs from specific domains. Only one tab is allowed for any domains listed in the domain block list.

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The domain block list considers subdomains, other than www., as separate from the parent domain and each other. E.g. blocking ‘mail.google.com‘ will prevent opening multiple Gmail tabs, but won’t prevent opening Google Sheets or Search in another tab.

The domain block list also over-rules the allow and block lists. If the same domain is in both lists, the domain block list takes priority.

The domain block list is now a supporter-only feature. Non-supporters who have it enabled at the time of this change will still be able to use it.


Bug Fixes and other updates

  1. Update: Faster switching of tabs on selection in tab search window.
  2. Bug Fix: Domains were not being added to allow list (prev. whitelist).

 
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Todo.txt for Chrome – Problems in Dropbox integration

UPDATE (17 Apr 2020, 15:00 BST)

The updated version of the extension (v. 8.32.9) with the bug fix is now available in the Chrome Web Store. Chrome will auto-update the extension in a few hours, or you may force a manual update to update immediately.


Original post:

There is a bug in the current published version (v. 8.31.17) of Todo.txt for Chrome that affects Dropbox integration. Login and syncing with Dropbox is broken because of this bug. Syncing with Google Drive is unaffected.

I have already submitted an update with the bug fix (v. 8.32.9).

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However, due to new processes and covid19 related delays, the extensions review team and Google currently takes anywhere from 2-21 days to approve updates.

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Todo.txt for Chrome – due date and threshold date text improvements

Accept weekday names for dates in task text

Todo.txt for Chrome now accepts weekday names as input when used with ‘due:‘ or ‘t:‘ in task text.

The extension parses the day name, and replaces it with date representation. The date chosen is always in the future: creating a task with ‘due:Wednesday‘ on Thursday, will set due date to next Wednesday.

The accepted strings for both due-date and threshold-date are: today, tomorrow, yesterday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday andsunday.

Prompt accepted day strings for dates in task text

The extension now suggests accepted date strings when ‘due:‘ or ‘t:‘ are typed in the task text. The suggested dates are the same as accepted strings listed above.

Bug fixes

  • Edited tasks were written at end of file. Now they are edited in place. New tasks and restored tasks are placed at end of file.
  • If task due date was already in future, setting due date to next week did not work. Fixed.
  • Task count on extension badge changed only after sync was complete. Fixed.

 

That’s all for now.

As usual, please share any bugs, or new feature suggestions that you come across.

Cheers!

ver. 2019.1205.8.25

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Todo.txt for Chrome – New app icon

New Todo.txt for Chrome app icon
Todo.txt for Chrome app icon

The Todo.txt for Chrome extension has a new app icon. It’s simpler, cleaner, and is better visible against all backgrounds.

Both the Todo.txt app for Android and the Chrome extension now share the same app icon.

Updates

  • If current due date is in future, selecting ‘Next week’ option from due date selector will push it forward by one more week.
  • File sync: Edited tasks are updated in their position. Earlier they were moved to end of file. New tasks are still written at end of file.

That’s all for now.

As usual, please do share any bugs, or new feature suggestions.

Cheers!

ver. 2019.1105.8.24.3

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Todo.txt for Android – v 2019.0722.2.32.25

New: Change task sort order

Use the new ‘Change sort order‘ menu item to open the custom sorting screen. The sorting screen has options to select from:

  • the default sort order,
  • a custom sort order, or
  • one of your saved sort orders (Only available for supporters at the moment)

For supporters:

Save frequently used custom sort orders with a name. Easily switch to them from the sort order dropdown.

Saved sort orders can also be used to sort tasks in the task list widget.

Update

Simplified the settings screens for task list and task count widgets.

Bug fixes

  • Current folder location is now visible in Google Drive file picker
  • ‘​​Archive tasks‘ options had disappeared in a recent beta update. Fixed.

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Clutter Free – Settings export & import, and bug fixes

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Settings export and import section

Settings – export and import

Set up different browser profiles to identical settings using the ‘Export settings‘ and ‘Import settings‘ options.

Settings export and import are available on the options page: Options​»About Clutter Free»Export/Import settings.

All Clutter Free settings are exported, including the URL whitelist and the domain blacklist. Exported settings are downloaded as a text file. This text file is not in a human readable format, and must not be changed.

After installing Clutter Free in a different browser profile, import the settings by importing the previously saved export file.

Clutter Free will only import settings after verifying the integrity of the imported file. If the file has been modified, the import may fail.

Bug Fixes and other updates

  1. Bug Fix: Clicking on direct switch links sometimes jumps to unrelated tabs. Clutter Free now has an additional check before switching. If the check fails, the link is clicked as normal.
  2. Bug Fix: In rare case, Clutter Free blocks duplicate new tab pages. Specifically, Momentum extension’s new tab URL has been now added to the whitelist.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

Do you like Clutter Free? Show the value it brings by joining to become a supporter.

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Clutter Free – Attached window mode, window location & some bug fixes

Tab Search – Floating and attached window modes

Tab search window may now be opened in either of two modes:

  1. Floating window mode – This is the default behaviour. It provides full functionality of tab search and duplicates list.
  2. Attached window mode. This is equivalent to the old popup behaviour. The tab search popup appears next to extension button, and closes automatically when clicked anywhere outside it.

A few features are not supported in the attached window mode:

  1. Highlighted tab is not automatically focused in the browser. Pressing ‘enter‘ or clicking on a tab in the list switches to the selected tab, and closes the search window.
  2. Keyboard shortcuts to switch (‘Ctrl+Tab‘ and ‘Ctrl+Shift+Tab‘) between ‘Tab Search’, ‘Duplicate Tabs List’, and ‘Actions’ tabs in the popup window do not work .
  3. Keyboard shortcuts to jump (‘Ctrl+1/2/3‘) to ‘Tab Search’, ‘Duplicate Tabs List’, and ‘Actions’ tabs in the popup window may not work on Windows and Linux. They work as usual on macOS.

Switch popup behaviour between floating and attached window modes in options: Options​»Tab Search»Floating search window.

Toggle floating and attached window modes
Toggle floating and attached window modes in settings

Tab Search –  Floating window size and position

In floating window mode, Clutter Free now remembers the location and size of the window. When resized or moved around the screen, the window will next open in the same location and size.

Other updates

  1. Extension states – ‘on‘ and ‘off‘ – are now called ‘active mode‘ and ‘passive mode‘, respectively.
    This change better signals that even in off/passive state, the extension still detects duplicate tabs. It just does not automatically close them.
    In active mode, Clutter Free automatically closes detected duplicate tabs.
  2. Bug Fix: Closing two documents (or sheets or slides) from Google Drive (drive.google.com) sent one of the tabs in an infinite reload loop. This is now fixed.
    There is another unrelated bug with a similar reload loop with Drive documents when one is opened in a different window. It is still unfixed.

That’s all, folks!

Please share your feedback, including suggestions and any bugs you find using this link.

Do you like Clutter Free? Show the value it brings by joining to become a supporter.

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AcceleReader for Pocket – Support for Pocket Beta

Added support for the new Pocket beta URLs

Some of AcceleReader’s functionality had stopped working for users of Pocket’s Beta app. Pocket switched the beta URLs from https://getpocket.com/beta/ to https://app.getpocket.com/ leading to the extension not discovering the pages, and not working on them.

Thanks to Federico Cimorelli for reporting this change.

This update restores most of the functions for Pocket Beta users:

  1. ‘Read something’ works again
  2. Coloured time tags and total article count are visible on the Pocket website
  3. Article filtering is back, though it doesn’t work well at the moment
    • Pocket Beta only shows 12 articles at a time, so only they are filtered, reducing the number of visible articles

New permissions & updating the extension

As Pocket beta works on a new URL, the extension requires additional permission to access that URL. So Chrome will disable the extension when you upgrade, till AcceleReader is allowed to access the new Beta URL as well.

Also, you may need to open your Pocket list once – ‘https://app.getpocket.com‘ – before the extension registers that you are using the beta version, and starts serving you pages on the beta URL.

There are also some other minor updates to the filtering tags in the side bar, and the filtering popup.

Please share any feedback or issues using the feedback form available here.

That’s all, folks!

ver. 1.38.3
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AcceleReader for Pocket – Article filtering bug resolved

Fixed: Total reading time and article filtering options not appearing

The issue appears to have been occuring when Pocket took a bit longer to load the article list. This has now been fixed. I have tested it on multiple operating systems, and different connection speeds, and it appears to be working correctly.

There are also some other minor updates to the way tags are added to newly added articles, and the extension popup.

Please share any feedback or bugs you may encounter using the feedback form available here.

That’s all, folks!

ver. 2018.1015.1.36
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