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ZMac's TabMania 1.01

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
zmac_tabmania_1.0.1.sit (46.21 KB)
MD5: 68a870dfce3569e755af6436175d2a7b
For System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Insanely great utility, that allows Mac OS 7 users to use Mac OS 8/9 ability to create tabs by dragging windows off the screen. ZMac came up with some great software, as did MacUser!

     TabMania is completely configurable. To change the settings, open the TabMania control panel. The controls there let you specify how TabMania is activated: clicking in a window's titlebar, zoombox, or both. If you check the title bar option, you can select whether two clicks or three clicks activate TabMania. Additionally, you can specify a combination of the command, options, or control keys that must be held down to activate TabMania. This helps ensure compatibility with other popular system enhancements, such as WindowShade.

     You also have control over the look and feel of your tabs. You can choose the style of the tab as well as its title's font family, size, and style. For those of you who are ResEdit enthusiasts, you can even add new tab styles. Just add new 'cicn' resources in the range of 255 to 511, and TabMania will automatically add them to its menu of tabs. The 'TMPf' resource also contains other settings for your tabs which aren't available in the interface.

— excerpt: from enclosed "ReadMe" doc

Architecture: 68k

TabMania requires SSW 7.0 or later. To install, drop it on the System folder and restart.


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by 3371-Alpha - 2016, September 7 - 10:34pm

I don't think this is necessary on OS 8 or later as they already have Finder window tabs. I know this because I'm emulating 8.1 in BasiliskII right now, and I can drag Finder windows to the bottom of the screen & tab them.

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by themacmeister - 2013, January 31 - 10:31pm

Mac OS 7 may have been a bit hopeful. Should work in OS 8.1 or above. I can remember using this on older MacOS, but so long ago now, cannot trust my memory.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by Mac OS 7 - IIGS User

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by shifuimam - 2013, January 31 - 8:34pm

Can anyone verify that this works? Tried in Mac OS 7.5.5 on an SE/30 and got an error -192 when trying to launch the control panel.

Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by Mac OS 7 - IIGS User