Joplin-vscode-plugin: No Notes Detected

Occasionally I need to reference one note while working on another. Since Joplin doesn't support this natively (e.g. tabs), I use VS Code.

But I discovered this morning that the Code plugin is no longer working. When I click the J in the left corner I get this:

No notes detected!
And in the lower right corner:
(intermediate value).filter is not a function

I've upgraded Joplin a coupleof times in the last few days - it was before that then I last used Code.

Joplin 1.4.18 (prod, linux)
Sync Version: 2
Profile Version: 34
Keychain Supported: No
Revision: 76c4d99 (master)
Linux Mint 20

VS Code Info
Version: 1.51.1
Commit: e5a624b788d92b8d34d1392e4c4d9789406efe8f
Date: 2020-11-10T23:31:29.624Z
Electron: 9.3.3
Chrome: 83.0.4103.122
Node.js: 12.14.1
OS: Linux x64 5.4.0-52-generic

For what it's worth I've gone into Joplin's Web Clipper options and disabled/re-enabled the service. I confirmed I can connect to the service (nc 41184). I'm not sure what else to check...

I see that I'm using version 0.1.17 of the plugin, and that newer versions are available at

However, all the Asian characters at concern me. I don't recall anything there not being in English before.

Does anybody else use this? Is/are the newer version/s safe?

FWIW I uninstalled the plugin from Code, closed/reopened, then searched again, and v 0.1.17 still shows up there.

Manually installing the v0.2.1 resolved the problem I was posting about.