Tab Manager

MultiZilla introduced the Tab Manager in an early stage of its development and the first public versions of MultiZilla had two separate windows, the first one being the Tab List Window and the second one being the Close All Tabs Window. We knew that this wasn't what people want so we replaced it with the Tab Manager in MultiZilla v1.5.0.2, and later versions of the Tab Manager look much better.

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Tab Manager
Main window
The Tab Manager can be opened from the MultiZilla Toolbar and with keyboard shortcut F4. There are seven toolbar buttons which provide quick access, for both keyboard and mouse, to the most important/most used features, and are only enabled when they should be. All features are also accessible from the context menu. Here's a screenshot of our most recent public release:
Tab Session Manager's Main Window
Press the Tab button to open a new tab.
Press the Window button to open a new window.
Press the Session button to save the current group of tabs as a new tab session in the Tab Session Manager.
You can set and change the automatic reload interval for tabs with the Interval button on the toolbar, or with context menu item Reload Interval. The interval is currently still displayed in milliseconds (1000 millisecond is 1 second) in the tree, but we plan to change this in the near future.
The Interval button will only be enabled when one single tab in the tree is selected and you can also set the interval in the Tab Properties window, or through the Context Menu.
You can open the window or tab properties window with the Properties button on the toolbar, with context menu item Properties or F3. Please note that there are two properties windows, one for the window properties and one for the tab properties. More information is available in the Tab Properties sections of this page.
Press the Close button to close the selected tab(s) and/or window(s).
You can open the settings window with the Settings button on the toolbar, or with context menu item Settings, which gives you full control over all available/used settings. There are four settings tabs to control all settings and more information is available in the settings section on this page.
Note: the last active settings tab of the previous session will be automatically selected when you re-open this window.
Context Menu
The Tab Session Manager has a Context Menu but that can only be opened with a right mouse click in the tree. The available/enabled menu items depend on the selected items in the three for which we have the following screenshots, from left to right: tabs selected, tab sessions selected and when both tabs and tab sessions are selected:
Context Menu
Drag and Drop
Drag and Drop in the Tab Manager has not been implemented, but we plan to add it in a near future update / release.
Tab Properties Window
Tab Properties Window
MultiZilla controls a number of properties for each tab like the title, location, history, reload interval etc. You can change any of these properties with the following window:
Tab Session Manager's Main Window
Tab Settings
Tab ID
The Tab ID's represent window and tab (index) number.
This textfield shows the title of the webpage of the tab. You can tick the checkbox to make it a sticky title i.e. it won't be changed when the webpage loads.
This textfield shows the location (URL) of the tab. You can change this location for example if the page has been moved to a new location.
Sticky Title
Tick this checkbox when you want to use a sticky title i.e. the title won't be changed by the website.
The Tab Properties Window will be updated/replaced in a near feature update / release.
Tab Properties
The checkboxes in this box are ticked when the corresponding content is enabled for the tab. Untick the a checkbox to block content. For example, untick the JavaScript checkbox when you don't want to want to run JavaScript in a tab.
Automatic Reloads
The Automatic Reloads checkbox will be checked for tabs that reload after a given period of time. Tick the checkbox when you want to setup automatic reloads for a tab, or untick it when you want to disable automatic reloads for the tab.
Note: you can also use the Interval toolbar button on the main window of the Tab Manager.
Confirmations Settings Panel
Confirmations Settings Panel
The exit Confirmations which prevent accidental closure of the Tab Manager's main window can be enabled/disabled on the following settings panel, or in the Tab Manager expander on the Confirmations preference panel in the Preference Manager.
Tab Session Manager's Main Window
Confirmations before Exiting
Tick the checkbox for which action you want to prevent accidental closure. These options are pretty much self-explanatory so they do not require further explanation. Here's a screenshot of such confirmation window:
Close Tab Confirmation Window
Miscellaneous Settings Panel
Miscellaneous Settings Panel
The Miscellaneous settings tab contains the settings for which we didn't want to add a specific settings panel, but the settings can be very useful. Here's a screenshot of this settings panel:
Tab Session Manager's Main Window
Display selected tab in session as:
You can change the style of the selected tab with this option. The default setting is Bold.