Advanced URL matching section provides two options for tweaking duplicate tab matching—ignore hash/fragment and ignore query/search.
Ignore hash and ignore query are now out of experimental features, and available to all users. However, please use these with caution as they may cause closing of non-duplicate tabs with similar URLs but different hash or query segments.
Ignore hash and query only on selected websites
There are some valid use cases for ignoring hash and query. For example, Google Sheets uses same URL but different hash for different sheets within the same spreadsheet. Enabling ignore hash will prevent opening multiple copies of the same spreadsheet on different tabs.
The new feature allows enabling ignore hash and ignore query only on selected websites. This is a much safer way than applying it for all websites.
The ignore setting is applied to the provided URL and its sub-paths. So, adding ‘docs.google.com/spreadsheets‘ will apply the setting for all Google Sheets. Similarly, applying ignore query for ‘www .amazon.co.uk‘ will prevent opening multiple Amazon search tabs, even for different products (if you so desire).
As this is an advanced feature, it is available only to supporters at the moment.
Update: URL matching for detecting duplicates is now case sensitive.
Bug fix: Some notification texts were garbled after the last update.
Update: Summary of changes is now available in-extension, accessible from options page as ‘Update notes‘.
That’s all, folks!
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Added an option to ignore hash/fragment sections in URLs when comparing for duplicates.
Enable this functionality in Options ⇒ Advanced Settings ⇒ Ignore Hash. It is disabled by default, and not recommended.
When enabled, two tabs with URLs: ‘c306.net/apps‘ and ‘c306.net/apps/#clutterfreeCard‘ will be considered duplicates and one of them closed. This is the expected behaviour if the fragment points to a section in the same page. However, in many modern web apps, the fragment may point to a different page that you may want to open separately. In this scenario, the ignore hash setting will wrongly close the second tab as duplicate.
Direct switch links are highlighted with the Clutter Free mark ( ) next to them1.
Clicking on a highlighted link will directly switch to the open tab. No delays, no web response time, no additional web data usage.
Your other settings, like ‘Refresh original tab‘ will also be respected when direct switching. Links that aren’t detected by direct switch automatically, e.g. URL shorteners, Twitter, and Facebook links, will still be detected same as before, but without the speed of direct switch
Improved the options page, with 2 key sections – General settings, and Appearance. Defaults have also changed, and some little-used settings hidden/removed.
Added automatic extension updates. The extension now updates without having to wait for a browser or computer restart.
New, greyed-out icon to indicate when the extension is switched off.
If “Don’t move” is selected under Options > Advanced Settings > Duplicate tab position, a notification is shown when a duplicate link is opened in background. Link has options to switch to the original tab, and to go to settings.
When a duplicate was opened in a new window, sometimes both the original and the duplicate tab were closed.
Original pages were always refreshed, even when Refresh original page setting was off.
Temporarily removed Ignore Hash setting. It is still available for anyone who has it enabled.
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If you don’t want the logo appearing next to links, it can be disabled under Settings > Appearance > Highlight duplicate links. ↩
Default behaviour is to move the tab to the location where duplicate would have appeared – usually the tab after the one where the link was opened from. This behaviour can be changed from Options > Advanced Settings > Duplicate tab position. ↩