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.

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Support Todo.txt for Chrome – Join to support continued development

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Do you like using Todo.txt for Chrome?

Become a supporter to support its continued development and maintenance.

Supporter subscriptions help me determine if there is any productive value being delivered by Todo.txt for Chrome. They also help me direct my focus on supporting requests from premium users.

There are three levels of supporter memberships available:

    1. Supporter ($1.49 / £0.99 / €0.99 – a month)
    2. Promoter ($2.99 / £2.49 / €2.99 – a month)
    3. Patron ($7.99 / £5.99 / €5.99 – a month)

Please choose a supporter level that reflects both your ability to pay, and how useful you find Todo.txt for Chrome.

You may join to become a supporter from the options screen inside the extension.

Supporter-only features

Dark theme in the extension window is now a premium, supporter-only feature. Everyone may use it for up to 30 days1 for free.

All supporter-only features will be available to all supporter levels – no discrimination based on ability to support. All current non-premium features2 will always remain free and available to all users.

Most new features going forward will launch as supporter-first or supporter only.

That’s all, folks!

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

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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!

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Todo.txt for Chrome – UI tweaks: Smaller header bar, wider search

Compact header bar

Increased space for the task list by making the header bar more compact.

Signed in user name and the log out link – both infrequently used – are now available in the sidebar instead of at top of the app. The syncing indicator (#2 in the screenshot below) now appears in the footer when active.

1 - Name of filter, if current filter text is in saved filters, 2 - Sync indicator moved out of the way
1 – Name of filter, if current filter text is in saved filters, 2 – Sync indicator moved out of the way

The filter field is now wider, and a consumes all available free space in the header. This allows for longer filters to be fully available.

If the current filter text is saved in the sidebar, the name of the filter appears before the filter text (#1 above).

Finally, traversing the task list with keyboard up/down now also focuses on the filter search. Pressing down key when on the last task, or up key from the first task goes to filter input. Pressing down in the filter moves focus to the first task, pressing up focuses the last task.

Other updates

  1. Dates entered in the due date and completion date fields are verified before accepting. A warning message is shown if the date is invalid.
  2. Bug fix: Completion date field was not shown at times when editing a completed task

That’s all for now.

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

Cheers!

ver. 2018.1224.8.9.8

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Clutter Free – Dark mode in tab search (Supporters only)

If you are like me – dark theme system wide, and brightness and contrast turned low – then you may like this update.

A dark theme is now available in the tab search window. It applies consistently across all three tabs – search, duplicates and actions. The theme may be chosen on the options page, or quickly switched from the actions tab.

The dark theme is only available to supporters.

Other updates

  1. The direct switch indicator marks links that are already open in another tab. The indicator icon now takes a slightly darker shade on lighter pages, and a lighter shade on pages with dark backgrounds.
  2. Links in the footer – feedback, other apps, update notes – are gently highlighted when hovered.
  3. Bug fix – ‘Ignore hash’ setting had stopped working after the last update
  4. Potential bug fix – Updated some code to ensure multiple tab search windows do not open

That’s all, folks!

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

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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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Clutter Free – List duplicate tabs, and duplicate indicator

Duplicate tabs indicator

A small red dot appears on the Clutter Free button when there are duplicate tabs open1.


The dot indicates that there are two extra menu options available in the popup, and in the context menu (right-clicking) of the Clutter Free button.

Duplicate tabs list

List of duplicate tabs open

The duplicate tabs list is currently only available to supporters. It will be available to all users from mid-January 2019.

See a list of duplicate tabs when the red duplicate indicator dot is on. This list may be opened from the duplicate tabs notification, Clutter Free button context menu, or the Clutter Free popup actions.

We may close individual tabs from the list by clicking the ‘ב button, or we may close all duplicates using the ‘Close all duplicate tabs‘ action on top. Hovering on the ‘Close all duplicate tabs’ action highlights the tabs that will be closed. Original tabs are marked with a tab layer icon on the left. Pinned tabs are also identified with a pin.

Keyboard actions available in the duplicate tabs list:

  • Up‘/’Down‘: Select previous/next tab in the list
  • Enter‘: Focus selected tab in the browser
  • Delete‘: Close selected tab
  • Esc‘: Clear selection
  • F1‘/’?‘: Show available keyboard shortcuts

Other updates

  • When more than one on-page context menus are available, they are grouped under a ‘Clutter Free’ menu – parent menu text shortened to just the extension name
  • Removed donation links from the extension
  • Removed some bugs

That’s all, folks!

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

Do you like Clutter Free? Show its value by joining to become a supporter.

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Support Clutter Free – Join to support continued development

Do you like Clutter Free? Show its value by joining to become a supporter.

Becoming a supporter helps fund continued maintenance and development of the extension. It also helps me determine if there is a genuine value being delivered by Clutter Free, and direct focus on requests from supporting users.

There are three levels of supporter memberships available:

    1. Supporter ($1.49 / £0.99 / €0.99 – a month)
    2. Promoter ($2.99 / £2.99 / €2.99 – a month)
    3. Patron ($7.99 / £5.99 / €6.99 – a month)

Please pick a supporter level that reflects both your ability to pay, and how useful you find Clutter Free.

There are no supporter-only features at the moment. However, some of the upcoming features will launch as supporter-first or supporter only.

All supporter features will be available across all supporter levels – no discrimination based on ability to support. All current features (end of November 2018) will always remain free and available to all users.

Some upcoming features:

  1. Duplicate tab lists – See all open duplicate tabs in a popup window (Update: now available)
    • Choose which duplicates to close, or
    • Let Clutter Free close all duplicates
  2. Duplicate indicator – extension icon shows a red dot when duplicate tabs are present (disabled state)
  3. Disappear – clean up forgotten tabs

Most of these will launch for supporters first, and may later be rolled out to all users.

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

That’s all, folks!

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Clutter Free – In-tab notifications, better notification controls, and reopen duplicate tab

Notifications upgrades

New notification style

The new notification style shows notifications inside the browser. They appear in the bottom right of the webpages, and make access to notification actions easily available.

Some other features:

  • Notifications auto-dismiss after a short delay,
    • Informational notifications (e.g. URL whitelisted) disappear quickly — 15/30s
    • Actionable notifications (e.g. Duplicate closed in background) stay longer — 60s
  • Notifications don’t clutter the desktop notification center, nor trigger the notification sound, and
  • Notifications have pertinent action buttons directly accessible across all OSes.

All notifications may be dismissed directly by using the staggered lines (☰) icon on top left of the notifications.

Notification settings are directly accessible from the gear icon (⚙) on top right of the notifications

Notification settings

Notification settings have been updated to provide finer control over notifications.

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Updated notification settings

Define notification style to use for each kind of notification – the new ClutterFree style, or the default Chrome notifications. Individual notifications may also be switched off individually.

Theme for the ClutterFree notifications – dark or light – may also be switched from settings.

New: Notify when a duplicate tab, to be opened in the background is prevented.

When a new duplicate tab is opened in the background – by using ‘Open in new tab’ action or Ctrl/Cmd-click – ClutterFree will close the tab and notify on the screen.

The two actions on this notification allow to switch to the previously open tab, or force open the duplicate (for when you really want a duplicate).

This notification is only available as an in-browser notification.

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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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