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New add-on: “Sidebar Add Custom Tab”

Blogpost Version 2017-02-04 15:41 UTC
This blog post in German languageAnother great tool has been added to AMO Isaac Schemm: “Sidebar Add Custom Tab“. This add-on allows to add new Sidebar Panels for showing Web Pages contents easily with few clicks.

What for?

In few moments the kitchen clock will remind me to close the toilet window.

In few moments the kitchen clock will remind me to close the toilet window.

Most web pages are not very likely for being shown in the sidebar – available width of the sidebar is too small. But some others can be really useful there. Examples:

  • You need a dictionary German Romanian for writing Email? It would be great to have a dictionary-webpage for these languages in the sidebar while you are composing an email.
  • You would like to see whether there is something new in Heise News? It would be great to have …
  • and so on

If you want to show a Web page in the sidebar until now we were reliant to Sidebar Panel repositories with “Add Panel to Sidebar”- scripts, or we had to do some sophisicated proceeding to add a sidebar panel.

Using the new add-on that can be done with few mouse clicks.


(only few trivial ones)

  • WINDOWS Focus-Loss in the moment when a new Panel becomes added.
  • Some pages (for example my WORDPRESS Reader) do not work, but that probably is a general (Sidebar-) Problem and has nothing to do with the add-on.


Did we ever have Sidebar-TABs?  I prefer to call them Panels.

Web Pages suitable for Sidebar TABs

SeaMonkey project blog
This unofficial SeaMonkey Blog
German unofficial SeaMonkey Blog
Youtube: not optimum, but if you want to see/listen some music while you are working, it’s fine.
An egg timer like, wich announces end of countdown with a ring tone  (may be there are better ones needing less width?)
Probably several others …

If you know additional suitable web pages or if you know additional information concerning useful sidebar contents, please leave a comment!

Websites not suitable …

Google-Calendar, Facebook,

Other useful sidebar contents:

Additional Sidebar information: I only know Ed Mullens page. Long ago there was a lot of (Netscape-) Sidebars information on DMOZ, nearby all has vanished.

If you know other useful web pages concerning SeaMonkey sidebar please leave a comment.

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SeaMonkey 2.46 Release – additional Release Notes

Blogpost Version 2016-12-31

releasesSimilar blog post in German languageWe have a new release: SeaMonkey 2.46

Additionally to the rather outdated “official” Release Notes here you find some more information concerning changes with SeaMonkey 2.46.

You need a Bugzilla-Account for the queries here in the blogpost. All queries without any liability

Mistakes in official Release Notes

  • “The cursor may change … (bug 736811)” is WORKSFORME since 2014-11-27 (User NoOp told so on
    I submitted  Bug 1325744 2.46 Release Notes “known issues” wrongly refers to bug 736811

New features

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QA: New Whiteboard-Tag “[easyconfirm]”

Zur Mozilla-Bugzilla HomepageThis blog post in German languageSome time ago I introduced the Bugzilla-Whiteboard-Tag “[easyconfirm]” for the SeaMonkey-Project. This tag is for UNCONFIRMED  SeaMonkey-Bugs  which can be reproduced and confirmed easily even by beginners.So these bugs are suitable for first steps in our Bug-Tracking-System.

It would be great if SeaMonkey-users, which have not been working actively in the project until now, would use the opportunity to become familiar with SeaMonkey QA. A very good collection of big-triage – how-tos you can find here. Also the Bug Writing Guidelines contain useful hints. It is not necessary that you learn all that stuff by heart before you start, simply scan through and then start with “learning by doing”.

I hope to meet you soon in Bugzilla, click the [easyconfirm]-link above and try to reproduce and confirm your first bug.


Help cleanup

This blog post in German languageState of work: 2016-07-06 07:00 (involved …)

I have started to submit Bugzilla bug reports for every problem I observe in SeaMonkey Help. The plan is to collect bug reports for a while — 15th of May or so. When we have a first overview what kinds of problems will need a fix and how the fixes can be done we/I will try to find volunteers to do the patches (preferably interested developer-volunteers, for example from Openhatch). My own skills to do such fixes are very limited.

Additionally we will have to try to get those changes into the localizations.

Any help is appreciated. For example, for some problems it’s currently unclear how a fix can be done. Please add you comments in the bug reports or — in a pinch — here in the blog.

Meta-bug for this work: Bug 1268037 (meta) Help cleanup 2016


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