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Name: Othesus Four Tabbed Browser with bookmarks for GU 35   Popular!
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Date: 05-29-2007 04:35 AM
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Version: GU 35
Rate Addon: 5 out of 5 with 13 votes  
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Four tabbed browser window
 
Description
Othesus has returned after many sleepless nights in the lab... The browser has grown and mutated into a four headed monster! Having four heads means that it never gets lonely though, since the heads can keep each other company.

Behold, the Othesus browser window for GU 35!

Features:
Four tabs for your browsing pleasure. Small arrow buttons copy between adjacent tabs.

Bookmarks dropdown menu with the best EQ2 information. Easily add your own bookmarks with your favorite text editor.

Minimize button so you can quickly tuck the window away without closing it. I lifted some of the code from the Milquetowst Info Center.

Toolbar icons adapted from the Firefox chrome icons.

Operation:
To open the browser window just type /browser or better yet, make a macro with the /browser command. You can also direct the browser to a URL with the command /browser URL.

Click on any tab to activate it. Click on the small arrows to copy between adjacent tabs. (When you first open the window you'll have to "wake up" that tab first.)

Click on the minimize triangle in the upper-left corner to tuck the browser away without closing it. If you close the browser you're going to lose the web pages that you were just reading.

Set your homepage by clicking the "Set Home" button. You can also set this in the EQ2 Options window but you can use it here for a quick, single bookmark. (Credit goes to gm9 for demonstrating how to enable a "Home" button on any tab.)

To add your own bookmarks open the eq2ui_mainhud_browser_bookmarks.xml file in any text editor. I recommend Notepad++ with the XML plugin. There are instructions inside the file.
(Technical note: If your URL has an & character in it, you must replace it with & because the & character is illegal in XML files.)

The text box is disabled (gray) by default to keep it from grabbing keyboard focus all the time. To enter a URL just click on the box and it will activate (gold) but you have to keep the mouse pointer hovering over the text box. Type your URL and press Enter or click Go. When you move the mouse off the text box it's disabled again.

You can switch to single tab mode by going into the Window Settings and hiding the Titlebar.

When installing this UI mod the Othesus_Browser.dds file goes inside a folder called "images" within your custom UI folder. If you already have a custom images folder just put it in there.

Browser Tricks:

You can open a second browser window with the command /show_window mainhud.browser but it doesn't use your homepage. (Any variation with a capital B opens up the normal /browser window.) You can easily minimize one or both windows and they have separate histories for using the back and forward buttons.

You can see all the Mozilla settings on the about:config page. Disk cache settings are now available in the EQ2 Options window.

Version Notes:
GU 35 (5/29/2007) Added toolbar icons adapted from Firefox, added "Home" button to all tabs, many internal changes.
GU 34.1 (4/23/2007) Small update -- inactive tabs are no longer partially transparent.
GU 34 (4/22/2007) Added four tabs, more features than I can count.
GU 32.3 (3/16/2007) Small update -- forced window to lose focus when it's minimized.
GU 32.2 (3/6/2007) Added Home and Set Homepage buttons. Disabled textbox by default. A few other minor things.
GU 32.1 (3/2/2007) The lower tab is now much slimmer. When you minimize the window the URI box is disabled so it won't hold focus for keyboard input.
GU 32 (2/28/2007) Original version.

Bugs and Feedback:
I have a thread in the forums for my UI mods so please post there for general feedback.
Or visit my UI portal for bug reports and feature requests.
Archive List (Old Versions)
File Name
Version
Size
Author
Date
GU 34.1
8.98 Kb
Othesus
04-23-2007 06:29 AM
GU 34
9.03 Kb
Othesus
04-22-2007 05:28 PM
GU 32.3
3.48 Kb
Othesus
03-16-2007 08:10 AM
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Last Modified: 11-18-2007 04:53 AM by Othesus    

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Unread 12-18-2011, 03:30 AM  
Lucifer66
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This is a great addon. I like how it minimizes so I can leave it on the screen. Just one feature I would love to have is if it could save user created bookmarks too.

For some reason whenever I type something, like into a search field, I get 2 of everything I type. I think the game does that because it does it in the game browser too. It's really annoying and makes the whole browser thing kinda useless.
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Brorim
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Thumbs Up I'm still

using this oldie
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Unread 08-02-2008, 11:16 PM  
GRUNGy
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that gonna be way to picky but but will say its only to make it better
well i like listenning music or watchign clip and mostly watching junk on youtube, so i wonder if its possible to add the flashmodule or some other plugin to your browser
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Unread 05-05-2008, 07:53 AM  
Tonais
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This is one of the best. Whenever I need to rebuild my UI this is the second mod I grab. First being EQ2maps. ; ) Then I grab your quest helper and others you have made.

Thanks for the work put into these.
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Unread 12-30-2007, 12:47 AM  
Othesus
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Re: Can't get it to work and makes maps not work...

If you use a custom UI already you don't need to create a new custom UI folder. The eq2map installer creates a custom UI folder called EQ2MAP I think. Put the files in there.
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Unread 12-29-2007, 05:22 PM  
ghostsouls
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Can't get it to work and makes maps not work...

I have Eq2maps, and I downloaded and installed the tabbed browser. I unzipped them all into the same directory (ghost) , then changed my ini file to this:

cl_ui_skinname ghost
cl_ui_subdir UI/

and neither one works now although maps was working before.

any suggestions??
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Unread 11-22-2007, 07:14 AM  
Othesus
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Oh! Sorry I just changed the text a little. I added the line:
I recommend Notepad++ with the XML plugin.

It's easy to break the structure of the XML files unless you're careful.
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Unread 11-18-2007, 11:45 AM  
ashes2flames
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The reason I ask is it says:
Last Modified: 11-18-2007 04:53 AM by Othesus

Ah well .. the one I have installed already seems to work fine. Thanks.
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Unread 11-18-2007, 10:58 AM  
FloridaFringe
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I believe that the last time it was updated was on 05-29-2007.

It still works though and I don't think that an update has been needed as far as in-game changes are concerned.
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Unread 11-18-2007, 10:26 AM  
ashes2flames
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Was this updated today? Looks like it, but I can't find any info.
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Unread 04-16-2007, 09:35 AM  
Bramwell
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This is a fantastic mod. worked right away, and am advising all my guild to get it. Thank you for making this. I only wish i could get it to click/copy to cut and paste easily - right now its a bear to get it to do that (but that's everquest, not your mod.)

Keep up the good work!

~m~
I am not sure exactly what you mean but if you use "Ctrl C" and "Ctrl V" to do your copy and pasting it works much better than trying to use the mouse to copy and paste.
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Megera
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This is a fantastic mod. worked right away, and am advising all my guild to get it. Thank you for making this. I only wish i could get it to click/copy to cut and paste easily - right now its a bear to get it to do that (but that's everquest, not your mod.)

Keep up the good work!

~m~
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Unread 03-15-2007, 04:17 PM  
Othesus
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I'll reply in the discussion thread.
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Unread 03-15-2007, 08:59 AM  
Lexi357
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Quote:
Originally posted by FloridaFringe
Love this mod. Here'e a couple of observations while using it for a short time:

1. When Minimized it still retains control over the keyboard so that the keymaps no longer work.

I had it minimized last night and kept hitting the B key to open up my bags. I did this about 4 times before realizing that it might be the browser. When I maxed the browser window I found the 4 B's that I hit typed into the address location.

2. Any chance of getting an Add / Remove Bookmarks button?

3. Any chance of moving the Minimize and the Close button so that the Title bar could be removed?

Thanks again.
I too have noticed a couple..glitches with this mod although it is great still maybe Im doing something wrong not sure.
When I try to use the minimize feature the browser minimizes ok but when I maximize it again I have to scroll back through to where I was on the page Also once minimized, I cannot move my character cannot access chat or ANY of my hotbar keys, not until I close the browser completely.

I tend to pop back and forth between game and walk thrus and I thought it would be great not having to alt tab in and out of the game but it seems Im still, in effect doing that only now its open browser find page read page close browser move...oh what was that again... open browser... find page locate part im on read page...well u get the idea...
id this something Im doing wrong, maybe an outdated file or something or is this just the extent of the browser capabilities?
I could use some direction here if you would be so kind as to assist.
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Unread 03-05-2007, 01:43 AM  
Othesus
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dismal
Dunno why I can't get this to work, I have added the include to my eq2ui_mainhud.xml file but still get a big black box. The actual browser works if i use /browser <web address> but I have a big black box?
Post in the feedback thread but you'll have to give more details.
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