Word Counter – Trigger key, light theme, and more

Updated options - position, theme and trigger key
Options – count box position & theme, and count trigger key

v. 2018.908.0.10

A couple of new additions in this update, along with the usual minor changes and bug fixes

Trigger key for counting only on command

First up: Word Counter now provides an option to only count selected text when a trigger key is pressed. This key may be enabled in the extension options (disabled by default)

Trigger keys may be any of: ‘alt‘, ‘shift‘, ‘control‘(not on MacOS), and ‘Command‘ (on MacOS only).

Dark and light theme for word count box

Next: Word count box can be themed in a dark (default) or light theme. Change in extension options.


Finally, some minor updates and fixes:

  • Added link to update notes (i.e. this website) in options
  • Fixed: Don’t count words when right-clicking on a link
  • Fixed: Consistent text size and font for word count box on all webpages

That’s all, folks!

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

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Word Counter – v. 2018.0824.0.6

Screen Shot 2018-08-24 at 18.33.27

Count box location

Move the the word count box to top or bottom right of the screen. Default is bottom-right. Change this in options.


  • If you like the extension, show it with a donation. Link in options, and here.
  • Word count box will now only appears when there’s at least one non-space character selected. Resolves the bug where it appeared when focusing on a cell in Google Sheets

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AcceleReader for Pocket – v. 2017.619.1.32

Minor updates

  1. Started saving history of total words for adding word history (and reading time) charts in future.
  2. Added article count to the My List link on the Pocket website.
  3. Updated Options:
    1. Reorganised options page into different sections,
    2. Keyboard shortcuts section now shows actual enabled shortcuts, not default ones,
    3. When logging-in, or out, a spinner shows the status of the action underway

Get AcceleReader for Pocket on the Chrome Web Store.

Introducing: Direct switch – fast switching to open tabs from links

Direct Switch

Lightening quick switch to previously open tabs.

Direct switch links are highlighted with the Clutter Free mark ( cf16 ) 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

Other Updates

  1. Improved the options page, with 2 key sections – General settings, and Appearance. Defaults have also changed, and some little-used settings hidden/removed.
  2. Added automatic extension updates. The extension now updates without having to wait for a browser or computer restart.
  3. New, greyed-out icon cf-disabled16 to indicate when the extension is switched off.
  4. 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.

Bug fixes

  1. When a duplicate was opened in a new window, sometimes both the original and the duplicate tab were closed.
  2. Original pages were always refreshed, even when Refresh original page setting was off.
  3. Temporarily removed Ignore Hash setting. It is still available for anyone who has it enabled.

Clutter Free - Version 2017.0525.3.16

  1.  If you don’t want the logo appearing next to links, it can be disabled under Settings > Appearance > Highlight duplicate links
  2. 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

Todo.txt for Chrome – v. 2017.508.4.8

Minor updates to extension interface

  1. When creating a new task, pre-fill priority, #tags, +projects and @contexts from current filter. Can be disabled from settings.
  2. In add-task and add-multiple-tasks screens, pressing space-bar on add/cancel buttons should submit/cancel the action.
  3. In add-task and add-multiple-tasks screens, pressing escape should cancel the action, and go back to task list. Will only work if no changes have been made.
  4. Bug Fix: In multi-add task screen, submitting an empty form didn’t hide the full screen, but added the task list below it.

Todo.txt for Chrome – v. 2017.504.4.5

Updates to options, and on-install set-up flow

Redesigned options page with material design, and split into 4 separate pages:

  • Sign-in
  • File locations & sync
  • Options
  • About & Feedback

On installation, the new flow takes you step-by-step through each of those pages.

Other updates

  • Added a new highlight colour – orange,
  • Added a link to options page to change, remove, add keyboard shortcut for opening extension

Pastel new tab – v. 2016.1214.0.3

  • Added new on page options – visible on going to bottom of new page
    • Hide clock option, for a blank screen view,
    • 12 hour / 24 hour clock switch, and
    • Pin colour – if you want to keep a colour you like for all your new tabs
  • Updated code to a new colour generating method – you may see newer, bolder colours
  • Added app install, and update notifications with a button to see this change log.

AR\Instapaper, version 2016.1208.1.8

  • NEW: Save tab/link to Instapaper
    • from keyboard shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + S, or Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + A),
    • from browser button, and
    • from context menu
  • NEW: Read something (randomly selected) from your list
    • from keyboard shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + X),
    • from browser button, and
    • from context menu
  • NEW: Open Instapaper.com in a new tab
    • from keyboard shortcut (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + L),
    • from browser button, and
    • from context menu
  • NEW – Notification on app update, with link to list of changes

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