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Installing MultiZilla for Mozilla revisited Web Browsers
MultiZilla is a Mozilla enhancement group who originally came up with the tabbed browsing concept now seen in Mozilla. It was mentioned on this site way back in 2001, but you may wish to check it out again.

What it is:
Multizilla is a toolbar and preferences pane that allows you quick access to things like changing user-agent strings and turning off referrer headers. It also has a lot of customization options for tabbed windows, such as "Close other tabs," "Show LED status lights on tabs," and "Show tab bar at bottom of window," among others.

Just click on the installation tab of the above site and then on the install link for the Mac version. You need to have a recent version of Mozilla (I'm using 1.2b and it worked fine). Warning: Don't Install the "Google" thing.

Follow these directions on the MultiZilla FAQ page

Additional Info:
More on how to set up user agent spoofing.
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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: j3f on Nov 27, '02 01:28:45PM

I have this version of Mozilla:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126

I clicked on the Install button for Mac version of Multizilla and it installed this version of Multizilla: v1.1.21 Beta 2

When I re-started Mozilla, Multizilla was installed and running as evidenced by its button bar, but most things didn't work, like opening a new tab or even getting the About Multizilla window to come up. Clicking on a bookmark didn't work, nor did typing a URL and pressing return.

Uninstalling according to the directions, which was simply replacing the Chrome folder with the copy from before the Multizilla install, didn't work.

I ended up Trashing Mozilla from Appplications and the Mozilla folder from ~/Library, and then logging out/in. Nothing short of this would remove the non-functioning Multizilla from my system.

I checked the Multizilla mailing list and didn't see where anyone had even tried it on Mozilla 1.2, let alone the Mac version.


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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: zdweeb on Nov 27, '02 02:01:20PM

That is exactly what it did for me as well. Would be cool if it worked.

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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: CaptCosmic on Nov 27, '02 02:06:44PM

I ran into the same problem. Ended up reinstalling Mozilla from the disk image to recover the system. Didn't have to delete the ~/Library/Mozilla settings which is good since that is the only copy of my book marks I have.

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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: CaptDeuce on Nov 27, '02 02:25:12PM
Uninstalling according to the directions, which was simply replacing the Chrome folder with the copy from before the Multizilla install, didn't work.

The Chrome directory is in the package. Ctrl-Click on and select Show Package Contents. The chrome directory is in the Mac OS directory.

The delete instructions from the Multizilla are:

1. Close Mozilla (including QuickLaunch)
2. Make a backup of your chrome/ directory in case something goes wrong
3. From the chrome/ directory, remove multiviews.jar
4. From the chrome/ directory, remove the overlayinfo/ directory
5. From the chrome/ directory, open installed-chrome.txt and delete following lines:


But that wasn't sufficient for me. I opened the install log and removed a few additional files:

Works like a charm now. Of course, it'd be easier to just reinstall Mozilla. :-)

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Doesn't work for me
Authored by: swilcox on Nov 27, '02 07:10:57PM

Me neither -- same thing happened, and had to reinstall. But I've gotta tell you, nothing is winning out over Chimera for me at the moment.

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Try Linux version, not Mac version
Authored by: wpaulson on Nov 29, '02 12:19:17AM
I ran into the same problems as above, and was able to resolve them by downloading and installing the Linux/Unix version rather than the Mac version. This is on Mac OSX 10.2.2, Mozilla 1.2.

The added toolbar does seem to work well - I don't yet know whether it adds enough utility to take the extra screen space.

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Authored by: Paul Burney on Nov 27, '02 10:05:19PM

Sorry to everyone who's had trouble with this. It is working fine for me, with the one exception being some issues with menus. (I need to click then click on the item rather than click and drag to the item.) This is my Mozilla info:

Mozilla 1.2b

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 MultiZilla/v1.1.21

Unfortunately, Mozilla 1.2 was released today and that may be causing the problem.

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Not ready for the Mac
Authored by: InStim on Nov 28, '02 10:00:24AM
In the Release Notes it mentions that the Mac specific version of MultiZilla isn't ready yet under Known Problems.

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but the UNIX version works fine
Authored by: landtuna on Dec 06, '02 01:36:37PM

The unix version works fine, though.

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