04 November 2016

Panic Button 3.0.1 released!

A new minor release of Panic Button is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have an older version of Panic Button installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Extension Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Panic Button in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Update.

What's New
  • Bug fix: On Windows 10, Panic Button icons are missing (issue #25)

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

02 November 2016

Clippings 5.1.2 released!

A new minor release of Clippings is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Extension Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Bug fix: New From Selection doesn't work on Outlook.com (issue #77)
  • Bug fix: On Mac OS X, the bottom content of the extension preferences dialog is cut off (issue #75)
  • A message box now appears when attempting to create or paste a clipping from a web page that is inside an HTML frame, with workaround instructions

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

03 October 2016

Panic Button 3.0 released!

A new release of Panic Button is now out, with enhancements to the fun and popular panic extension for Firefox!  It is now available from the AE Creations website or from Mozilla Add-ons.

If you already have an older version of Panic Button installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Extension Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Panic Button in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Update.

What's New in Panic Button 3
  • You can set a password to restore the browser session, when the Panic Button action is set to Hide All Windows or Hide and Replace. The password can be set or changed from the extension preferences dialog.
  • Tooltip caption can be set for the Panic Button toolbar button
  • The 20 available toolbar button icons have been enhanced to make them appear smoother on high-resolution displays
  • New reverse contrast toolbar button icons for dark-colored browser themes
  • Added support for Estonian

Supported Languages

Panic Button 3 is available in English (United States), Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Estonian, and French.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of availability of translators, many of the languages that Panic Button was previously available in are unavailable for version 3.  If you are fluent in English and another world language and would like to help update the translations for Panic Button, consider joining Babelzilla and signing up for your language team.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Panic Button should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

29 September 2016

Panic Button 3.0 release candidate 2 released!

Bug fixes for some last-minute issues on Linux required a second release candidate build of Panic Button 3.0.  Barring any more last-minute bugs, this may become the official release of Panic Button 3.

Because this is not an official release, like the preceding beta releases, Panic Button 3.0rc2 will not be available as an automatic upgrade.

Read the blog post for Panic Button 3.0 release candidate 1 for details on all the new features in Panic Button 3, how to get it, and how to get help and support.

27 September 2016

Panic Button 3.0 release candidate 1 released!

A release candidate build of the next major version of Panic Button has been released.  Barring any last-minute showstopper bugs, this may become the official release of Panic Button 3.

Because this is not an official release, like the preceding beta releases, Panic Button 3.0rc1 will not be available as an automatic upgrade.

What's New in Panic Button 3
  • You can set a password to restore the browser session, when the Panic Button action is set to Hide All Windows or Hide and Replace.  The password can be set or changed from the extension preferences dialog.
  • A tooltip caption can be set for the Panic Button toolbar button
  • The 20 available toolbar button icons have been enhanced to make them appear smoother on high-resolution displays
  • New reverse contrast toolbar button icons for dark-colored browser themes
  • Added support for Estonian

Supported Languages

Panic Button 3 is available in English (United States), Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Estonian, and French.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of availability of translators, many of the languages that Panic Button was previously available in are unavailable for version 3.  If you are fluent in English and another world language and would like to help update the translations for Panic Button, consider joining Babelzilla and signing up for your language team.

How to Get It

Head over to the Panic Button page on the Mozilla Add-ons website.  Scroll down the page and expand Development Channel.  Click on the yellow "Add to Firefox" button to install.

Help and Support

Send your questions and comments to the AE Creations forums.  If you wish to report a bug, you may do so in GitHub; you will need a GitHub account if you don't have one already.

02 September 2016

Panic Button 3.0 beta 2 released!

This is the second beta release of Panic Button 3, intended for early adopters who crave the latest and greatest.  Users not comfortable trying out pre-release software and tolerating its inevitable bugs should stick with Panic Button 2.0.4 for now.

Panic Button 3 is the next major release of the fun and handy panic extension for Firefox, with a few enhancements to help keep your dodgy web surfing from prying eyes.  This beta release contains improvements from beta 1.


What's New in 3.0 beta 2
  • Enhancements to icons to make them appear smoother on high-resolution displays
  • Minor enhancements to the Set Password dialog
  • Other cosmetic fixes


How to Get It

Head over to the Panic Button page on the Mozilla Add-ons website.  Scroll down the page and expand  Development Channel.  Click on the yellow "Add to Firefox" button to install.

Help and Support

Send your questions and comments to the AE Creations forums.  If you wish to report a bug, you may do so in GitHub; you will need a GitHub account if you don't have one already.

01 August 2016

Clippings 5.1.1 released!

A new release of Clippings is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Extension Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Bug fix: Pasting clipping into Gmail message editor doesn't work on Clippings 5.1 (issue #71)

Things You Should Know About
  • Clippings 5.1.1 requires Firefox 45 or newer, and Thunderbird 45 or newer.  If you have an older version of either application, you must upgrade it first, or stick with Clippings 5.0.2.
  • Creating or pasting a clipping in a web page that is inside an HTML frame does not work.  To workaround this issue, right-click on the page and select This Frame → Show Only This Frame from the context menu, and then try again.
  • Due to technical limitations imposed by Electrolysis, the option to avoid blocking the browser tabs in Firefox when being prompted to enter a value for a placeholder is unavailable, and is automatically turned off, if multi-process browser tabs is turned on.

Supported Languages

Clippings 5.1.1 is available in English (United States), French, Finnish, German, Italian and Slovenian.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of availability of translators, many of the languages that Clippings was previously available in are unavailable for version 5.  If you are fluent in English and another world language and would like to help update the translations for Clippings, consider joining Babelzilla and signing up for your language team.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

31 July 2016

Coming soon: Clippings 5.1.1

A fix for an issue with pasting a clipping into Gmail's message editor (as well as the message editor in Yahoo! Mail, and possibly others as well) is on its way.  This requires a new release; it is now awaiting review on Mozilla Add-ons and should be available in the next few days.

There was another reported issue with not being able to create or paste a clipping if the web page is inside an HTML frame.  Unfortunately, a fix for this issue will not be available at this time.  Users encountering this scenario should follow these workaround instructions:
  1. Right-click on the page and select This Frame → Show Only This Frame from the context menu
  2. Then try creating or pasting a clipping


29 July 2016

Issues with Clippings 5.1 in Gmail's message editor

There have been reports of problems pasting a clipping via the browser's context menu when composing an email message in Gmail.

This bug is being tracked in Github as issue #71.  Investigation/troubleshooting is underway; an update will be provided in this blog when a fix is available.

For now, try the following workaround:
  1. Open Clippings Manager
  2. Locate the clipping you want to paste into Gmail, and select the desired clipping in the Clippings Manager tree list
  3. Select the text in the clipping that you wanted to paste into Gmail, then drag and drop it into the message editor in Gmail

27 July 2016

Clippings 5.1 released!

A new release of Clippings is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Clippings installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Extension Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Clippings in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Compatible with multi-process browser tabs in Firefox (sometimes referred to as Electrolysis or e10s)
  • Other minor fixes 

Things You Should Know About
  •  Clippings 5.1 requires Firefox 45 or newer, and Thunderbird 45 or newer.  If you have an older version of either application, you must upgrade it first, or stick with Clippings 5.0.2.
  • Due to technical limitations imposed by Electrolysis, the option to avoid blocking the browser tabs in Firefox when being prompted to enter a value for a placeholder is unavailable, and is automatically turned off, if multi-process browser tabs is turned on.

Supported Languages

Clippings 5.1 is available in English (United States), French, Finnish, German, Italian and Slovenian.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of availability of translators, many of the languages that Clippings was previously available in are unavailable for version 5.  If you are fluent in English and another world language and would like to help update the translations for Clippings, consider joining Babelzilla and signing up for your language team.

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.

17 July 2016

Clippings 5.1 release candidate 3 released!

This is the third release candidate of Clippings 5.1.  This fixes an issue with the sizing of the extension preferences dialog on Mac OS X, as well a cosmetic issue affecting the Clippings status bar icon in Thunderbird.

Because this is not an official release, like the preceding beta releases, Clippings 5.1rc3 will not be available as an automatic upgrade.

Read the blog post for Clippings 5.1 release candidate 1 for details on what's new, how to get it, and how to get help and support.

14 July 2016

Clippings 5.1 release candidate 2 released!

This is the second release candidate of Clippings 5.1.  This fixes a cosmetic issue with the toolbar button icon in Firefox on Windows 10.

Because this is not an official release, like the preceding beta releases, Clippings 5.1rc2 will not be available as an automatic upgrade.

Read the blog post for Clippings 5.1 release candidate 1 for details on what's new, how to get it, and how to get help and support.

13 July 2016

Clippings 5.1 release candidate 1 released!

This is a release candidate of an upcoming minor release of Clippings 5, intended for early adopters craving the latest and greatest.  Barring any last-minute showstopper bugs, this may become the official release of Clippings 5.1.

Because this is not an official release, like the preceding beta releases, Clippings 5.1rc1 will not be available as an automatic upgrade.

What's New in Clippings 5.1
  • Compatible with multi-process browser tabs in Firefox (sometimes referred to as Electrolysis or e10s)
  • Other minor fixes


Things You Should Know About
  • Clippings 5.1 requires Firefox 45 or newer, and Thunderbird 45 or newer.  If you have an older version of either application, you must upgrade it first, or stick with Clippings 5.0.2.
  • Due to technical limitations imposed by Electrolysis, the option to avoid blocking the browser tabs in Firefox when being prompted to enter a value for a placeholder is unavailable, and is automatically turned off, if multi-process browser tabs is turned on.

Supported Languages

Clippings 5.1 is available in English (United States), French, Finnish, German, Italian and Slovenian.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of availability of translators, many of the languages that Clippings was previously available in are unavailable for version 5.  If you are fluent in English and another world language and would like to help update the translations for Clippings, consider joining Babelzilla and signing up for your language team.

How to Get It

Head over to the Clippings page on the Mozilla Add-ons website.  Scroll down the page and expand Development Channel.  Click on the yellow "Add to Firefox" button to install.

Help and Support

Send your questions and comments to the AE Creations forums.  If you wish to report a bug, you may do so in GitHub; you will need a GitHub account if you don't have one already.

11 July 2016

Panic Button 3.0 beta 1 released!

This is the first beta release of Panic Button 3, intended for early adopters who crave the latest and greatest.  Users not comfortable trying out pre-release software and tolerating its inevitable bugs should stick with Panic Button 2.0.4 for now.

Panic Button 3 is the next major release of the fun and handy panic extension for Firefox, with a few enhancements to help keep your dodgy web surfing from prying eyes.

What's New in 3.0 beta 1
  • You can set a password for restoring the browser session; this is available for the "Hide all windows" and "Hide and replace" actions
  • A tooltip for the Panic Button toolbar button can be enabled; if turned on, this will use the same text as the Panic Button caption
  • Reverse contrast toolbar button icons when a dark-colored theme is in use

How to Get It

Head over to the Panic Button page on the Mozilla Add-ons website.  Scroll down the page and expand  Development Channel.  Click on the yellow "Add to Firefox" button to install.

Help and Support

Send your questions and comments to the AE Creations forums.  If you wish to report a bug, you may do so in GitHub; you will need a GitHub account if you don't have one already.

25 June 2016

Clippings 5.1 beta 3 released!

This is the 3rd beta release leading up to Clippings 5.1, intended for early adopter users who crave the latest and greatest. Users not comfortable trying out pre-release software and tolerating its many bugs should stick with Clippings 5.0.2 for now.

If you already have a previous release of Clippings installed, you must uninstall it first before installing this release. Because this is a beta release, no automatic upgrades to this release will be available to current Clippings users.

What's New in Beta 3
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Cosmetic fixes to icons to make them appear smoother on high-resolution displays
  • Removed the option to use tab-modal placeholder prompts if multi-process tabs is turned on

How to Get It

Head over to the Clippings page on the Mozilla Add-ons website, then scroll to the bottom and expand Development Channel.  Click on the yellow "Add to Firefox" button to install it.

Help and Support

Send your questions and comments to the AE Creations forums.  If you wish to report a bug, you may do so in GitHub; you will need a GitHub account if you don't have one already. 

11 June 2016

Send Tab URLs 2.3.1 released!

A minor release of Send Tab URLs is now available from Mozilla Add-ons and the AE Creations website.

If you already have Send Tab URLs installed, it will be upgraded for you if automatic extension updates are enabled. Otherwise, open Extension Manager (Tools → Add-ons), then right-click on the entry for Send Tab URLs in the list of installed extensions and choose Find Updates.

What's New
  • Automatically use the correct line break character in the URL list, based on operating system

Help and Support

Questions and comments about Clippings should be directed to the AE Creations Help and Support forums, hosted on Google Groups.