Preferences Toolbar 2

Friday September 20th, 2002

Bill Lynch writes: "You mentioned the redesigned XulPlanet today [Thursday], but didn't mention the excellent Preferences Toolbar they have — I just installed it and it works great and is very helpful for developers."

The Preferences Toolbar allows you to quickly change many common user preferences without having to open a separate dialogue. It's recently been completely rewritten and a new version is now available. Preferences Toolbar 2 allows you to set even more prefs and adds user-agent string spoofing and several other useful features. This latest version is also completely customizable and can be easily toggled with a press of the F8 key. If that's not enough, there's also a button that takes you straight to MozillaZine. Go to the download page to install it now or get more information.

#29 Re: too intrusive for my taste

by robdogg

Saturday September 21st, 2002 11:23 AM

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>>Intrusive? What was so intrusive about MultiZilla?

First off it changes the on-load bitmap. Given that I had my own bitmap and the point of Multizilla is to provide better tabbing, it had no business changing the on-load bitmap.

Secondly, the tabs have a look that's too active. You move the mouse over the tabs, and the screen goes jumping with the useless mouseovers.

Thirdly (i guess this has nothing to do with being intrusive), I found that tabbing with MultiZilla is a tad bit slower that tabbing natively. And given that at work I have a fairly slow PC (p3/600) , I didn't want to slow me down further.

>>Uninstalling MultiZilla is just a piece of cake btw: >>1) delete the MultiZilla directory 2) delete mozilla/chrome.rdf. >>3) restart mozilla note: restarting mozilla rebuilds chrome.rdf

You want to tell users that??? Besides that is NOT what the FAQ on the multizilla site says.

IMO, there should be a generic way to uninstall apps from mozilla.