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.
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
- Update: Faster switching of tabs on selection in tab search window.
- Bug Fix: Domains were not being added to allow list (prev. whitelist).
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Added new options to manage whitelist, and show/hide open tabs count, and fixed a recent bug. The big change is to how duplicate tabs are managed in the window – whether they get focus, where they are moved/located in the Chrome window.
- Now whitelist full domains (or just individual pages as before). Enable in settings. Whitelist domain action available from:
- Context/right-click menu on pages,
- Extension’s pop-up, and
- Keyboard shortcut
- Added option to disable the count of open tabs, visible on browser button
- Added option to whitelist pages, or domains, by clicking extension button
Duplicate page action not working because of a bug introduced in the last version
Changes to duplicate tab focus & location
Have completely overhauled the way duplicate, and original tabs are located and focussed. The new behaviour now follows expected behaviour, without surprises.
Case 1: When a duplicate tab is opened in the background
ctrl/cmd/shift + click, or ‘Open link in new tab’ from right-click menu.
- the background, duplicate tab is closed,
- the original tab is moved to the location in the window where the duplicate would have been (usually the tab after the source tab where the link was clicked), and
- focus stays on the source tab from where the link was opened.
Case 2: When a duplicate tab is opened in current tab
By clicking on a link.
- the source tab stays on its page – where the link was clicked,
- the original tab, where the duplicate link is already open, is moved next to the source tab, and
- focus changes to original tab with duplicate link
You can change the original tab movement behaviour in
Options ⇒ Advanced Settings ⇒ Duplicate tab position. Options are:
- Don’t move the original tab – keep it where it is,
- Move the original tab to where the duplicate would have opened (default), or
- Move the original tab to the last position in the window
Bug fix: Whitelist stopped working after last update. Fixed.