Clutter Free – more tab actions, and ‘ignore query’

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More tab actions—pin and move in window

New tab actions added to tab search window:

  1. Move tab to first position in its window (after pinned tabs, if any),
  2. Move tab to the last position in its window
  3. Pin or un-pin tabs (supporters only)

This is in addition to previous tab actions:

  1. Duplicate tabs
  2. Add tab to allow/block list
  3. Add tab’s domain to allow/block list
  4. Suspend or un-suspend tab (supporters only)
  5. Open tab in a new window

Tabs can also be pinned/un-pinned using the keyboard shortcut ‘p‘.

New search keyword—pinned tabs

Use ‘is:pinned‘ to search only pinned tabs. ‘-is:pinned‘ searches only in unpinned tabs.

This keyword may be used together with regular search words and the ‘is:suspended‘ keyword.

New: Copy tabs to clipboard

Use the copy button, next to the tab count, in tab search window to copy tabs to clipboard.

  • Copies tab title and URL
  • Copies tabs filtered in tabs list
  • For suspended tabs, the original URL is copied

Use the setting on options page to specify the format of copied text—plain text, Markdown, or URLs only.

New: Ignore query when comparing duplicates

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‘Ignore query’ option is now available as an experimental option (bottom of options page). When enabled, the query portion of the URL is ignore when preventing duplicates. E.g. ‘https://www.google.com/‘ and ‘https://www.google.com/?hl=hi‘ will appear as duplicates.

Enabling this setting may cause unexpected behaviour on many sites. Using the query parameter to refer to distinct content is a common web practice.

Other updates

  • Suspend tab button is disabled for chrome:// and chrome-extension:// tabs as these can’t be suspended by The Great Suspender
  • Bug fix: Selected tab lost focus after an action in tab search
  • delete, home, end, and enter keys were not working in filter text input field

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Clutter Free – suspend and unsuspend tabs

Suspend, unsuspend and search suspended tabs

Suspend and un-suspend tabs

When The Great Suspender is detected as installed, the tab search window will show an additional tab action—to suspend a tab, or to activate a suspended tab.

Additionally, search for suspended tabs with ‘is:suspended’ tag in search. Search for active tabs with ‘-is:suspended​’. These tags can be combined with other keywords, e.g. ‘amazon is:suspended’ to search for suspended amazon tabs.

Suspended tabs are shown with a dull grey background.

Keyboard shortcut

Keyboard shortcuts to suspend and unsuspend tab

Finally, the selected tab may also be suspended using the keyboard shortcut ‘s‘ and unsuspended with keyboard shortcut ‘u‘.

This feature is only available to supporters using The Great Suspender extension.

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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 Android & Chrome – Unified supporter status

Unified supporter status is coming soon (experimental)

Unified supporter status will enable access to Supporter features on both Todo.txt apps—Chrome and Android—as long as you have an active supporter subscription on either one.

No action is required by you. Both apps will automatically sync the existing and new subscriptions.

Privacy & data

To enable the unified supporter status, the app uploads a secure, irreversible hash of your email address and provider name (Dropbox or Google Drive), along with your subscription order id to a secure server. When you login to the Todo.txt app with same email address and file provider on another platform, the app will automatically sync your supporter status from the server, and provide full access to supporter features.

The email address is hashed inside the app before uploading to the server, so the server never sees the real email address, only its encrypted hash. The privacy statement is updated for these changes.

Please do get in touch using the in-app feedback form if you have any queries about this change.

Other details
  • Supporter sync only works when using Dropbox or Google Drive for syncing because local file syncing is not supported in the Chrome extension.
  • Supporter sync is only available to paying supporters. Syncing is not available for reward tokens.
  • There may be a delay of 24 hours after subscription before supporter features are available on the other app.
  • Supporter sync is only tested on official Chrome browser. It will probably not work if you are using another Chrome-based browser—Vivaldi, Edge, Brave, or others.
  • If you are a supporter but don’t see supporter access in the app, please contact me using the feedback form in the app where you joined as supporter.

Experimentally enabled from v 2020.608.8.34 of the Chrome extension, and v 2020.0608.4.3 of the Android app.


Get Todo.txt for Android on the Play Store

Get Todo.txt for Chrome on the Chrome Web Store

autoConvert for Chrome – v. 2017.516.2.16

Workaround for pages hanging due to react.js, and other updates

  • To reduce incidences of pages hanging on websites using react:
    • Extension detects and skips website sections that use react. Still hangs on facebook, though 😦
    • Added a 2 sec delay before conversion is started on the page, to ensure most dynamic elements are loaded
  • Updated badge background colour for better visibility
  • Increased minimum supported Chrome version to 49 (from 23)
    • This helps me use newer Chrome & javascript features that older versions don’t support
    • About 3% of current users will not be able to use the extension if they don’t upgrade their browser
  • Added prompts for support by donations – helps me keep the system running, and get new treats for my dog – Chewie
  • Bug fix: Extension was affecting the layout of Google’s Inbox