The GoogleBox

The GoogleBox is a MultiZilla add-on giving you the functionality of the Google search toolbar, but without taking off vertical browser space; since it is nicely integrated into the MultiZilla toolbar. You can install the GoogleBox from our installation page.

Current versions of the GoogleBox might have to be enabled manually after the installation, but this process is subject to change in a next update. For now; open the Preference Manager's Miscellaneous pref panel and tick the "Enable Integrated GoogleBox" checkbox on the GoogleBox preference tab.

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 Googlebox widget

The above screenshot (a very old one by now) is MultiZilla's GoogleBox which nicely integrates to the MultiZilla toolbar. Providing an easy way to start your Google searches from. This without taking yet more vertical screen real estate.

The Googlebox main menu
Main Menu
Google Home Page
This menu item loads the Google homepage, as defined in your preferences.
Google Images
This menu item loads the Google Image Search home page.
Google News
This menu item loads the Google News Search home page, showing news in a number of categories (all with feed support).
Google Groups
This menu item loads the Google Groups home page, where you can browse, join or setup your own group. Google groups are user-owned groups, created using the Google Groups service (shows text ads but no banners or popups). It also lets you search newsgroups that Google indexes.
Google Web Directory
This menu item loads the Google Web home page where everything is organized by topic, into categories so make your net time easier.
Advanced Search Page
This menu item loads the Google Advanced Search home page for when the default Google search page is not enough, giving you more control over your searches.
Search Preferences Page
This menu item loads the Google Search Preferences Page where you can select and store options in cookies.
Here you can setup the: Interface Language (domestic language), Search Language (target language), filter explicit content with SafeSearch Filtering, number of search results on a per page basis and whether or not you want to open the a new window for the output.
Language Tools Page
This menu item loads the Google Language Tools home page where you can select a target language and have the output translated into your own language.
Help
This menu item opens this page.
Settings...
This menu item opens the Preference Manager and selects the GoogleBox tab on the Miscellaneous preference panel.
Clear Search History
The GooleBox stores searches that you enter into the search box so that you can repeat them by selecting them from a drop-down list. The menu item clears that list.
Privacy
This menu item loads the Google Inc. privacy webpage for people using the Google search engine service.
About GoogleBox
This menu item loads about:multizilla in a new tab, which shows the installed version numbers of both MultiZilla and the GoogleBox (along with a brief list of features introduced in MultiZilla before any other Gecko/Mozilla based browser).
The Googlebox context menu
Context Menu
If you right-click on any empty space in the GoogleBox, you will see the context menu which lets you choose which buttons are visible on the GoogleBox toolbar, as well as a couple of other functions.
Main Menu
This menu item controls whether or not the Main Menu should be displayed.
Combined Search
This menu item controls whether or not the Combined Search button should be displayed. The Combined Search button, when clicked, offers a drop-down menu that lets you perform the search that you have entered into the search box on any of the listed Google search sites. This is especially useful if you don't have the horizontal space to show a button for each search type.
Search
This menu item controls whether or not the Search button should be displayed. If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button (or press enter) then that search term will be searched for through the normal Google search.
Site Search
This menu item controls whether or not the Site Search button should be displayed. If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button then that search term will be searched for using Google on the current website.
I'm Feeling Lucky
This menu item controls whether or not the I'm Feeling Lucky button should be displayed. If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button it is the same as pressing the I'm Feeling Lucky button on the Google website: ie it will take you to the top entry in the list of returned searches.
Image Search
This menu item controls whether or not the Image Search button should be displayed. If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button then that term will be searched for using the Google Image search.
Google News
This menu item controls whether or not the Google News button should be displayed. If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button then that term will be searched for using the Google News search.
Google Groups
This menu item controls whether or not the Google Groups button should be displayed. If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button then that term will be searched for using the Google Groups search.
Web Directory
This menu item controls whether or not the Web Directory button should be displayed. If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button then that term will be searched for using the Google Web Directory.
Vote Buttons
This menu item controls whether or not the Vote buttons should be displayed. This displays two buttons: one with a smiley face and one with a frowny face. Currently, these buttons don't do anything except load this Help page.
Page Info
This menu item controls whether or not the Page Info Button should be displayed.
Up a Directory
This menu item controls whether or not the Dir Up Button should be displayed.
Highlighting
This menu item controls whether or not the Highlight button should be displayed. Pressing this button will highlight your search terms on the current page.
Clear Search Terms
Selecting this option will clear the buttons representing each word in the search term from the end of the GoogleBox
Clear Search Terms/Input
Selecting this option will clear the buttons representing each word in the search term from the end of the GoogleBox and will also remove the text from the search box.

The Googlebox drop-down search history

Enter the terms that you want to search for into the Search Entry Field and press Enter to do a default search (ctrl+enter opens the search in a new tab. You can change this behaviour in the preferences. By clicking on the down arrow next to the search field, you can easily repeat previous searches with the search history.

The Googlebox combined menu
Combined Search Button
Search Web
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that search term will be searched for through the normal Google search
Current Web Site
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that search term will be searched for using Google on the current website
I'm Feeling Lucky
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item it is the same as pressing the I'm Feeling Lucky button on the Google website: ie it will take you to the top entry in the list of returned searches
Google Images
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for using the Google Image search
Google News
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for using the Google News search
Google Groups
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for using the Google Groups search.
Web Directory
If you enter a search term into the text box and press this button then that term will be searched for using the Google Web Director
Dictionary
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item, then that term will be searched for on dictionary.com
Stock Quotes
If you enter a stock code into the text box and select this item, then stock information about that company will be searched for on Google
Linux
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for using Google's Linux search engine
BSD Unix
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for using Google's BSD Unix search engine
US Government
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for on US Government websites
Apple Macintosh
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for using Google's Apple search engine
Microsoft
If you enter a search term into the text box and select this item then that term will be searched for using Google's Microsoft search engine
The GoogleBox info menu
Page Info Button
Cached Snapshot Of Page
Selecting this menu item will retrieve the last version of the currently viewed page from Google's web cache
Similar Pages
Selecting this menu item will search for similar pages to the one currently being viewed using Google's Related Items search.
Backward Links
Selecting this menu item shows what pages link to the one currently being viewed
Translate Into English
Selecting this menu item translates the currently viewed webpage into English using the Google Translate feature

Screenshot of easily moving up the tree structure

With GoogleBox, you can easily move up the directory structure of a website. Clicking on the Dir Up button shows you all the ancestor directories of the currently selected page. You can click on any of them to go to that directory.

Screenshot of 'find on page' icon
About Search Terms
When you search for a term using the GoogleBox, each word that you enter appears as a button on the right hand side of the GoogleBox toolbar. When you click on one of these buttons, the GoogleBox searches for that entry on the current webpage. Pressing the button again repeats the search, etc. You can also right-click the button to see a context menu that lets you fine-tune your search, as shown below.
Match Case
If this is selected then when you search by pressing the button, the search will be case sensitive (ie 'MultiZilla' will be different from 'multiZilla')
Match Whole Words
If this is selected then only whole words will be search for, otherwise the whole text will be searched even if it is just a fragment of a word
Wrap Around
If this is selected then when the search reaches the end of the document, it will wrap around and start from the top again.
Search Backwards
If this is selected then it will search upwards from where it currently is, otherwise it will search downwards.
Image of: Miscellaneous Panel
Toolbar
Enable Integrated GoogleBox
If this is checked then GoogleBox will appear in the MultiZilla toolbar.
Hide MultiZilla Toolbar buttons when the GoogleBox is activated
If this is checked then when GoogleBox is activated the MultiZilla toolbar buttons will be hidden.
Search Engine Settings
Default search engine
Use whatever local Google site you want here, eg http://www.google.com, http://www.google.co.uk etc.
Search engine flags
Do a normal search on Google and note the attributes in the URI. This is used to select the in- output encoding.
Search entrybox width
The width (in pixels) of the box where you can enter your search query.
Keep last used search engine
The GoogleBox can use different Google search categories like images, groups or news and this pref makes it possible to keep the last search category i.e. do searches in a specific category from the entry field.
Start search queries automatically from menu list
If this is checked and you select a query from the drop-down box of previous queries then that query will be automatically searched.
Select Number of search items
The number of items that will be displayed/kept in the menulist.
Open new tab for query results (use Ctrl key when disabled)
If this is selected then when you enter a query and press enter, a ne tab is automatically opened for the search results. If this is unchecked then if you hold the Ctrl key when pressing enter, the new tab will be opened.
Prevent duplicated search results in different tabs
If this is checked then if you search on the same query more than once it will open the existing tab for that query rather than opening a new tab.
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