MultiZilla Toolbar

The MultiZilla Toolbar, with optional GoogleBox, gives you quick access to a number of useful features. This page describes these features and gives links to related information on other pages.

About the Toolbar

  • The MultiZilla Toolbar is most likely the first thing you will notice after the MultiZilla installation has finished, but MultiZilla is so much more. The MultiZilla brand name is chosen by HJ because it perfectly represents what this project is all about; a large collection of useful features like the Context Menu Protection to block websites from disabling your browser's context menu, only to hide the HTML and/or JavaScript.

Disclaimer

The screenshots on this page are reduced in size and have a limited quality; they are provided as examples only and may vary from release to release. Please note that other operating systems and browser themes might also affect the layout and colors.

The toolbar (inside the red area?) below is called the MultiZilla toolbar. You can hide the MultiZilla toolbar either with with F12 or Menu → View → Show/Hide The toolbar is also available in Full Screen mode (F11) by default, but you can change this on MultiZilla's Full Screen preference panel.
Browser Window with MultiZilla Toolbar
All buttons are enabled by default, after the first installation, but you can hide any button with either the context menu or MultiZilla's Buttons preference panel.
Menu
Click on this button to open the tab context menu. It provides a number of features. For example, 'Reopen Closed Tabs' enables you to undo closed tabs that you, for whatever reason, want to restore.
Note: this feature is also implemented by Mozilla Firefox in version 2.0.
New Tab
Click on this button to open a new tab, or (middle/Accel) click on it to open a new window. Note that you can set a preferred location for new tabs on MultiZilla's Tab Behavior preference panel.
The default keyboard shortcut to open a new tab is Accel+T and to open a new window Accel+N but you can change that to also open a tab instead of a new window on MultiZilla's Tab Behavior preference panel.
New tabs are opened at the end (left to right) by default, but you can easily change that on the Tab Bar Behavior preference panel. You can also override the default setting from the Tab Context menu.
Tab Bar Position
Click on this (bottom image / top image) button to toggle the position (top ↔ bottom) of the Tab Bar, or use the keyboard shortcut Accel+Shift/PgUp/PgDn for it. Note that changing the position of the Tab Bar by this method is not permanent; the Tab Bar will revert to its former position the next time the browser is opened. However, you can change the Tab Bar position permanently on MultiZilla's Appearance preference panel.
Hide Tab Bar
Click on this toggle button to hide or show the Tab Bar. By default, the MultiZilla Tab Bar is always visible when the browser is opened, but if desired you can change that on MultiZilla's Tab Bar Behavior preference panel so that the Tab Bar appears only after a second tab is opened.
Note: the Tab Bar in MultiZilla has always been visible, unlike the Mozilla browsers, but they seem to have drawn the same conclusion...five years later.
 
Tab Manager
Click on this button to open the Tab Manager, or use F4. Note that a middle click on the button will automatically open the preferences (or settings) subpanel of the Tab Manager.
Session Manager
Click on this button to open the Session Manager, or use keyboard shortcut Accel+Shift+P. Note that a middle click on the button will automatically open the preferences (or settings) subpanel of the Session Manager.
Note: this feature is also (sort of) implemented by Mozilla Firefox in version 2.0.
Privacy Menu
Click on this button to open the Privacy Menu. This menu lets you clean privacy related data like caches, history etc. Note that you can setup MultiZilla to do this automatically when you exit/quit the browser. More information about this feature is available from MultiZilla's Privacy preference panel.
Note: this feature is also implemented by Mozilla Firefox in version 2.0.
Permission Manager
Click on this button to open the Permission Manager, or use keyboard shortcut Accel+Shift+M. Note that a middle click on the button will automatically open the preferences (or settings) subpanel of the Permission Manager.
Note: Mozilla Firefox v2.0 adds a feature called extension blocklisting to block malicious extensions; this important feature has been available to MultiZilla users since v1.5.0.1a
 
Quick Prefs Menu
Click on this button to open the Quick Preference Menu. It will give you Quick access to a number of Preferences for both MultiZilla and SeaMonkey. Available here in a simple Menu, these are otherwise far more difficult to change, at least without an extension. The preferences include some features not otherwise available in Mozilla browsers, such as MultiZilla's ability to select a different HTTP User Agent.
Note: see also: MultiZilla's User Agent Manager.
Update
Click on this button to check for new updates, for both MultiZilla and the GoogleBox (if installed). Note that our updates are full installations, not binary patches (which are still not supported by either SeaMonkey or MultiZilla).
Note: MultiZilla was the first extension, and still the only one as far as we know, to offer an automatic update service. You can read more about Automatic Update Notifications on MultiZilla's Miscellaneous preference panel.
JavaScript Console
Click on this button to open the JavaScript Console, or use keyboard shortcut Accel+Shift+J to open it. You can also use Menu Tools → Web Development → JavaScript Console but that will 'normally' not be available in Full Screen mode. Also note that MultiZilla includes a significantly improved version of the JavaScript Console native to SeaMonkey.
Tip: please check the JavaScript Console for errors and/or warnings before you file a bug report.
DOM Inspector
Click on this button to open the DOM Inspector. Note that the DOM Inspector can be a very useful tool for (web)development.
 
GoogleBox
The empty space between the DOM Inspector button and the Close button is a placeholder for the MultiZilla specific GoogleBox, which is a separate (optional) download from our installation page.
 
Close Tab
Click on this button to remove the currently selected tab or use keyboard shortcut Accel+W or use Menu File → Close Tab. See also appendix I and II.
Close Other Tabs
Click on this button to remove all tabs, with the exception of the currently selected tab. See also appendix I and II.
Close all Tabs
Click on this button to remove all tabs, with the exception of the last tab. See also appendix I and II.
 
Appendix I
MultiZilla will ask for your confirmation before it removes the tabs, by default, but you can disable this confirmation on MultiZilla's Confirmations preference panel.
Appendix II
By default, MultiZilla will neither close the last tab nor close the window, but you can change this behavior on MultiZilla's Tab Bar Behavior preference panel.
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