Preference Manager

MultiZilla is about giving you the freedom of configuring it the way you want, thus we had to add a large number of new preference panels, but switched to our own Preference Manager with MultiZilla v1.5.0.2, which was completely redesigned for MultiZilla v1.8.3.2c.

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Tabs Panel
The Tabs preferences panel gives you control over how tabs behave.
Tab Bar Behavior
Image of: Tabs Panel - Tab Bar Behaviour Tab
The tab bar should appear at the
This drop-down box lets you choose the location of the tab bar. It can appear at the top or the bottom of the document.
Last tab action
This drop-down box defines what happens when you close the last open tab. You can have a blank page loaded, you can have a blank page loaded and the tab bar hidden or you can have the browser closed down.
Show new tab button in tab bar
If checked then a button will appear in the tab bar to allow you to open new blank tabs.
Show close tab button in tab bar
If checked then a button will appear in the tab bar to allow you to close the current tab.
Hide tab bar for single tab
If this is checked then the tab bar will be hidden when only a single tab is open.
New tab and focus order
New tabs will open at
This defines where a new tab will appear when opened. Valid options are the start of the tab bar, the end of the tab bar or to the left and right of the currently open tab.
Close tab will switch focus to the:
This defines what gets focus when you close an active tab. Currently you can have focus switched to the tab at the left or the right of the current tab. In future you will also be able to have it switched to the previously selected tab or the last tab to be opened.
Mouse clicks
A middle-mouse click on the tab bar should
Defines what happens when you middle-click on an empty area of the tab bar. You can either open a new tab or have the last opened tab closed. You can use the Shift key to perform the other action to what is selected in this drop-down box.
A mouse double-click on the tab bar should open a new tab
If this is checked, then double-clicking on an empty area of the tab bar opens a new tab.
Tab Behavior
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New tabs should be opened for/from
These checkboxes define the actions that cause links to be opened in a new tab. If the item is checked, then it will be opened in a new tab, rather than the default behaviour.
New tab failure handling
This defines what happens when you open a link in a new tab and it fails to load. You can have the new tab automatically closed, left open or you can be asked what to do with it.
Preferred location
Preferred location for use with ctrl+shift+t (optional)
This lets you set the page that will open when you press Ctrl+Shift+T (the 'preferred location'). You can enter a full URL or use the buttons to have this set to the home page, the current page, or a file on your computer.
Use the preferred location for all new tabs
If this is checked then all new tabs that are opened will be opened with the preferred location selected above.
Tab Styling
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Tab Icons
Show load indicators on tabs
If this is checked than an LED will be put on the tab to indicate the load status of the current page (red=loading, yellow=pending, green=ready).
Favicon on tab, site icon on tab
If these are checked then a 'favicon' will be displayed on the tab (a site icon is a favicon that is directly loaded by the page through an HTML <link> tag).
Close X icon on tab
If this is checked then when you hover the mouse over a tab, an X icon will appear that lets you close the tab.
Maximum icon size
In order to avoid slowing down slower machines, MultiZilla can restrict the size of favicons shown. If the icon is larger than X pixels on a side, then it will not be shown.
Tab Label
Tab label
This drop-down lets you choose what to use as the label for a tab. You can currently choose either the page title, or the website address (URL).
Crop label
If the title is too big to fit into the tab label in its entirety, it can be cropped. You can choose to crop it at the end of the label, at the start, or in the middle. For the latter, the first X and last X characters of the title are shown (depending on the wide of the tab) and the middle is truncated.
Minimum/Maximum label width
The minimum and maximum width that the label for a tab can be (in pixels).
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Enable automatic tab selection after X milliseconds
If this is checked then if you hover your mouse over a tab for X milliseconds, that tab will be automatically selected.
Enable middle mouse clicks on tabs to close the tab
If this is checked then clicking on a tab with the middle mouse button will close it.
Enable double mouse clicks on tabs to close the tab
If this is checked then double-clicking on a tab will close it.
Use new (empty) tabs before opening a new tab
If this is checked then if you have a blank tab open and ask for a link to be opened in a new tab, it will use the existing blank tab rather than opening a new one.
Open new tabs in the background (keep current tab selected)
If this is checked then new tabs will be opened in the background while the currently selected tab retains focus.
Load diverted windows in the background (keep current tab selected)
"diverted windows" are windows that open as tabs from other applications either in the current tab, or a new tab in the current window.
Enable Ctrl+mouse clicks on tabs (copies URL to clipboard)
If this is checked then holding the Ctrl key and left-clicking on a tab copies the URL (location) of that tab to the clipboard for pasting into other applications.
Use Cmd-left/right arrows for back/forward (Mac only)
This is available on Macs only. If it is checked then pressing Cmd+left/right arrows will take you back/forward in the history instead of going to the previous/next tab.
Duplicated link protection
From here you can select what happens if you try to open a tab for a page which is already open. You can choose either to open the duplicated page, or switch to the existing open page.