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Frequently Asked Questions
Read this first before posting your question to the forums or filing a bug – it may already be answered here.
I just installed Clippings. How do I use it?
Read the Quick Start Guide. The Quick Start Guide is a short tutorial aimed at first-time users, and describes how to perform basic tasks in Clippings.
I installed Clippings, but it doesn't work in Thunderbird. Why?
You must download and install Clippings in both Firefox and Thunderbird if you want to use Clippings in both programs. Installing Clippings in one program will not install it in the other.
To install Clippings in Thunderbird, follow the instructions in this MozillaZine Knowledge Base article.
Where is my Clippings data stored?
If the common Clippings feature is enabled, your clippings data is stored in your home folder in a file named clipdat2.rdf. On Windows 2000 and XP, this would be located at C:\Documents and Settings\username, and on Linux and Mac OS X, the location is ~/username.
If you have chosen not to enable this feature, your clippings data would be stored in your Firefox or Thunderbird user profile folder. See this Mozillazine Knowledge Base article on where your Firefox or Thunderbird user profile folder is located.
If I uninstall Clippings, will I lose my Clippings data?
No. The extension is installed in a location separate from your clippings data. Your clippings data will be left intact after the uninstall in case you want to reinstall Clippings later.
How do I transfer my clippings to a different computer?
Follow these steps:
- Use the Export command in Clippings Manager (Options → Export) to export your clippings data to a file. Select Clippings File in the list of available export formats.
- On the computer where you want to transfer your clippings data, install Clippings in the desired host application (Firefox and/or Thunderbird).
- Copy the file exported in step 1 and note the location where you copied the file to.
- Start the host application, then open Clippings Manager, select Options → Import, and locate the exported file.
I upgraded Firefox or Thunderbird, and Clippings doesn't work anymore!
You may have an older version of Clippings that wasn't updated. Choose Tools → Add-ons, select Clippings in the list of extensions, and right-click and select Find Update.
Please note that nightly builds and alpha releases of Firefox and Thunderbird are not supported. Beta releases may be supported once Clippings has been tested on them and is confirmed to be working without significant regressions.
I don't like the CTRL+ALT+V keyboard binding for invoking clipping paste using a shortcut key. Can I change it?
Yes you can, by using the Keyconfig extension.