New direct switch feature for faster, direct switching to open tabs. Duplicate links are marked with the Clutter Free logo on them. Clicking on these links will do a lightening fast, direct switch to the tab where the link is open. The tab may also be moved to the location the duplicate would have opened.
- Improved the options page, with 2 key sections – General settings, and Appearance. Defaults have also changed, and some little-used settings hidden/removed.
- Added automatic extension updates. The extension now updates without having to wait for a browser or computer restart.
- New, greyed-out icon to indicate when the extension is switched off.
- 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.
- When a duplicate was opened in a new window, sometimes both the original and the duplicate tab were closed.
- Original pages were always refreshed, even when
Refresh original page setting was off.
- Temporarily removed
Ignore Hash setting. It is still available for anyone who has it enabled.
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
Update: Added the option to disable weekly stats notification (for donors only)
Bug fix: Whitelist stopped working after last update. Fixed.
Key update: Resolved the bug that occasionally caused pages to continuously reload, due to automatic redirects (e.g. links on Twitter and Facebook).
- Reduced the frequency of weekly
Duplicates closed count notification.
- Notification will only show if more than a minimum number of duplicates were closed during the week,
- For donors, the notification is no longer sticky. It auto-disappears after a few seconds
- Coming soon: Donors can disable the notification entirely.
- Bug Fix:
Remove all duplicate tabs link in popup was adding new tabs! This is now resolved. My apologies to everyone for this.
- Aside: Updated the minimum supported Chrome version to 49
- I needed some functionality that isn’t available in versions prior to v.49,
- Current Chrome version is 58, and v.49 was released in March 2016 – so, hoping most users won’t be affected.