Menu Functions

Some self-explanatory menu items are not listed here. You can hover mouse over those menu items and see brief help information shown on the browser status bar.  

File Menu

  • New Tab
    Open a new tab which might go to blank page, home page or tabs page based on the option you choose in options:new tab.
  • New
    • Blank Site
      Open a blank site in a new window
    • Home Page
      Open home page in a new window
    • Duplicate Current Site
      Open the address of the active page in a new window
    • From Address in Clipboard
      Open the address in clipboard in a new window
    • Separate Session
      Create a new tab in separate session. A separate session won't share login status and cookies with the other session. For example, you can log into the same website with different accounts in separate sessions.
  • Recently Close Sites
    Show the list of recently closed sites. You can select any one of them to re-open it. Select "Clear this list" to clear this history list. 
  • Restore Sites Open In Last Session
    Restore the sites that were open when SlimBrowser was closed in last session. 
  • New Browser
    Open a new browser main window
  • Hide Browser
    Hide the main browser window.
  • Save As
    Save the active page including pictures
  • Save Without Picture
    Save the active page excluding pictures
  • Save Screenshot
    Save a screenshot in JPG format of the current web page.
  • Capture Screenshot of Selected Area
    Save screenshot image of selected area on the entire area to clipboard or an image file.
  • Close All
    Close all sites including hidden sites. 
  • Close All But Current
    Close all sites except the active one
  • Close All & Start New Session
    Close all sites and start a fresh session with a new rendering process.
    Tip: This option can help release all the memory used by the rendering process without restarting the browser when the process model is set to "one process per session".
  • Close Tabs
    • Close Tabs on the Left
      Close all tabs on the left of the current tab.
    • Close Tabs on the Right
      Close all tabs on the right of the current tab.
    • Close Tabs from this Domain
      Close all tabs belong to the same domain as the current tab.
    • Close All Blank & Failed Sites
      Close all sites which are blank or in error like page not found. 

Edit Menu

  • Paste & Go
    Directly open the address in clipboard.
  • Select All
    When the current site is an http site, this menu item will highlight the entire web page. When it's an ftp site or a local directory, this menu item will highlight all the files and directories displayed.
  • Search in Current Site
    Search for keywords within all the cached web pages belonging to the current domain in the default search engine defined for the quick-search box.
  • Undo Last Close
    Re-open last closed site
  • Undo Last Close All
    Re-open all sites before your last close-all operation. 
  • Check Spell
    Check the spell of the text inside the text boxes or text areas within the active web page.

View Menu

  • Compact Mode
    In compact mode, SlimBrowser display a mini menu button instead of the full menu bar. Selecting this menu item will switch SlimBrowser between the compact mode and advanced mode.
  • Toolbars
    • Internet Explorer Toolbars:  List all the available toolbars for Internet Explorer.
    • Built-in Toolbars
      List all the installed Built-in Toolbars.
      • Rebuild All Bars: Rebuild all built-in toolbars to reflect changes in the toolbar source files.
    • Menu Bar
    • Mini Menu Button
      Displays a mini menu button from which you can access the full menu as a drop down menu.
    • System Bar
    • Standard Toolbar
    • Address Bar
    • Quick-Search Bar
    • Links 
    • Favorites: Show favorite shortcuts on a horizontal toolbar.
    • Utilities: Show the Utilities toolbar which contain shortcuts within the utilities subfolder of Application Data Folder. 
    • Site Tab
    • Site Tab Style
      • Place On Top: Place the tab bar on the top
      • Place On Bottom: Place the tab bar on the bottom
      • Button Style: Display the site tab in button style
      • Tab Style: Display the site tab in tab style
      • Multiline Mode: Allow the site tabs to be displayed on multiple lines
      • Show Icon: Display icon on the site tab
    • Organize Quick-Search Engine: Organize Quick-Search entries in the Favorite left pane by using drag and drop.
    • Clean Quick-Search History: Clean the history on the quick-search bar. 
    • Lock Toolbars: Lock the toolbars so that they can't be moved. 
    • Custom Standard Toolbar...: add/remove buttons on the standard toolbar or custom its style
  • Explorer Bars
    • Favorites
    • History
    • Folders
    • ScriptPad: Toggle the visibility of the ScriptPad
    • Download Manager: Toggle the visibility of the download manager window.
  • Hide Site
    Hide the current open site. You are able to recover it in Hidden Sites dialog.
  • Hidden Sites
    Activate a dialog to view and manage all hidden sites. These sites may be manually hidden by user or automatically hidden by the popup killer.
  • Stop All
    Stop the connection of all sites
  • Refresh All
    Refresh all the sites
  • Auto Refresh
    • Every xxx seconds: auto-refresh the active page every xxx seconds.
    • Set Period...: auto-refresh the active page with specified period
    • Auto Refresh All Pages: auto-refresh all open pages with the same period
    • Stop All: stops all pages from being auto-refreshed
  • Lock Tab
    Lock a tab so that it won't be closed when you carry out a "Close All" operation
  • Zoom
    • Zoom In: Increase the zooming scale of the active page.
    • Zoom Out: Decrease the zooming scale of the active page.
    • Default Zoom Level: Show the active page in the default zoom level.
    • Set As Default Zoom Level: Set the zoom level of the active page as the default zoom level for all web pages. To restore the default zoom level to 100%, select "Actual Size" to set the zoom level of the active page to 100% and then select "Set As Default Zoom Level". 
  • Skins
    • Disable Skin
      Restore SlimBrowser to the plain appearance with no skin.
    • Select Skins...
      Apply the selected skin to SlimBrowser. Refer to the section [Skins]. 
    • Online Skin List
      Visit the online skin collection on FlashPeak website. 
  • View HTML Source
    View the source code of the active page
  • View DOM Source
    View the source code of the dynamic in-memory DOM structure of the current web page.
  • Privacy Report
    View privacy report of the active page.
  • Full Screen
    Switch SlimBrowser into full screen mode. Press F11 to switch it back.

Favorites Menu

  • Add To Favorites
    Add a link to the active page into the favorites folder.
  • Organize Favorites
    Open the a dialog for you to organize all the favorite links.
  • Favorites Side Panel
    Toggle the visibility of the favorites side panel
  • More
    • Quick Bookmark
      Directly add the active page as a favorite link inside the predefined quick-bookmark folder without any dialog prompt.
    • Add to Last Favorites Folder
      Add the current page as a favorite link within the folder where the last favorite was added.
    • Change Quick Bookmark Folder
      Set the folder to store favorite links added via Quick-Bookmark.
    • Cache Quick-Bookmark Pages
      If selected, the text within the web pages bookmarked via quick-bookmark menu will be automatically stored locally for full-text searching purpose.
    • Open Favorites Folder
      Open the favorites folder as a tab within SlimBrowser main window.
    • Search Favorites
      Search for favorites item in favorites folder. 
    • Clean Cached Favorites
      Clean the cached text files of the favorite websites.
    • Import Favorites from HTML file
      Import Favorites from a bookmark file.
    • Import Favorites from Other Browsers
      Import favorites from other browsers installed on your computer.
    • Export Favorites
      Export Favorites to a bookmark file.
  • Recently Added Favorites
    Show a list of recently added favorites for easy access.

Language Menu

  • Translate Settings
    Change settings for automatic translation of web pages or selected text. The settings include the source language, target language, etc. In most cases, you should be able to set the source language as "Detect Language" so that you can translate from different languages into your own native language without changing any setting. However, if the source language can't be detected automatically, please select a specific source language to ensure correct translation.
  • Translate Current Page
    Translate the active page from the predefined source language into the predefined target language.  
  • Translate Selected Text
    Translate selected text in the active page from the predefined source language into the predefined target language.  Please select a piece of text first before selecting the menu item.
  • Auto Translate Selection
    Automatically translate any selected in the active page from the predefined source language into the predefined target language. Translation is done whenever you select a piece of text and release your mouse button.
  • Interface Language
    Select the interface language of SlimBrowser. The effect is immediate. No need to restart SlimBrowser. Interested in providing a translation in your own language? Click here
  • Language File Manager

Groups Menu

Please refer to the section Site Group

QuickFill Menu

Please refer to the section QuickFill

Tools Menu

  • Set As Default Browser
    Set SlimBrowser as the default browser.
  • Facebook
    • Share My Status
      Write whatever is on your mind and post it onto your facebook wall.
    • Share This Page
      Share the current page on facebook.
    • Share Selected Text
      Share selected text within the current page on facebook
  • Share This Page
    Share the current page on various web services.
  • Mail and News
    All the registered email clients are listed at the bottom of this sub-menu. 
  • Internet Explorer Add-ons
    Enable add-ons designed for Internet Explorer. Please bear in mind that most add-ons designed for Internet Explorer are NOT compatible with SlimBrowser. This menu section is only provided just in case if you really want to use an IE add-on with SlimBrowser. You can try it out to see if it works. If it doesn't work or cause crashes, please select it again to disable it.
    • Browser Extensions
      Shows all the browser extension add-ons for Internet Explorer installed on your computer. Selecting one of them will enable SlimBrowser to load the selected add-on.
    • Browser Helper Objects
      Shows all the browser helper object (BHO) add-ons for Internet Explorer installed on your computer. Selecting one of them will enable SlimBrowser to load the selected add-on.
  • Open with Internet Explorer
    Open the current page in Internet Explorer.
  • Download Manager
    Open the download manager side pane.
  • View History
    Open the browser history side pane.
  • Popup Blocker
    • Restore Blocked Popups
      Restore blocked popup windows from the active tab.
    • Always Allow Popups from This Site
      Add the domain name of the active tab into the allow list of popup blocker.
    • Edit Allow List
      Edit the allow list of popup blocker.
    • Edit Block List
      Edit the block list of popup blocker.
    • Enable Popup Blocker
      Enable the built-in popup killer to automatically block popup windows. 
  • Ad Blocker
    • Enable Ad Blocker
      Enable Ad Blocker. Ad Blocker blocks Ad components within web pages based on URL matching. Learn more about Ad Blocker.
    • Ad Blocker Options
    • Ad Blocker History
      View the list of ad components blocked by the ad blocker.
    • Disable Ad Blocker on Current Domain
      Disable ad blocker on the domain of the current tab.
    • Disable Ad Blocker on Top Domain
      Disable ad blocker on the top level domain of the current tab.
    • Select Ad Component to Block
      Use mouse to select the ad component from block from the current page. To cancel the selection operation, right click anywhere in the page.
  • Download Control
    By default, all the options below are turned on. You can turn off some of them for higher speed or tighter security. Please note that the following download control options only apply to the active page. For default download control options which apply to all sites, change them in the options dialog. In the following menu items, (Global) means that the option applies to IE and any IE-based browsers. (Apply to All) means the option applies to all the site windows currently open in SlimBrowser.
    • Show Pictures
    • Play Videos
    • Play Sounds
    • Execute Scripts
    • Execute Java Applet
    • Enable ActiveX Control (Global)
    • Enable Flash Animation (Global)
  • Photo Processing
    • Automatically shrink uploaded photos on current site
      Enable automatic photo shrinking to save upload time on the domain of the active tab.
    • Photo Processing Options
  • Compatibility Settings (Available only on IE8 or later)
    Dynamically switch the rendering mode of the current page. By default, SlimBrowser will apply the highest rendering mode on a web page. If it is not displayed correctly, you might applying a lower rendering mode which is provided to support web pages designed for older version of Internet Explorer.
    • IE 9.0 mode
    • IE 8.0 mode
    • IE 7.0 mode (Compatibility View)
    • Edit User Compatibility View List...
      When you apply a specific rendering mode on a website, SlimBrowser will automatically add the domain-mode association into the user compatibility view list. This menu item will let you edit the user compatibility view list manually.
    • Enable Microsoft Compatibility View List
      Enable the compatibility view list provided by Microsoft. This option should be left on for most users.
  • Privacy
    • Clean Trace
      • Clean Address Bar History
        Clean the URL ever typed into the address box
      • Clean Quick-Search History
        Clean the keyword history on the quick-search bar.
      • Clean History
        Clean browser history
      • Clean Cookies
        Clean all cached cookies.
      • Clean Icon Cache
        Clean the icon cache folder under SlimBrowser data folder.
      • Clean Cached Files
        Clean all pages, images and other files in cache.
      • Clean Preselected Items
        Clean items preselected in the privacy page of the options dialog.
      • Clean All Trace
        Clean everything including history, cookies and cached files. 
    • Auto Lock Browser
      When this option is enabled, SlimBrowser will be automatically locked if there is no user activity on the computer for a certain length of time. You need enter the master password to unlock the browser.
    • Set Master Password...
      Set the master password. The master password is used to protect your privacy regarding SlimBrowser usage. You need enter your master password for authentication when you want to unlock the browser after it's auto-locked due to long-time idleness, or if you want to use the autologin entries when autologin password protection is enabled.
  • Proxies
    • Organize Proxies
      Organize the list of pre-defined proxies
    • Disable Proxy
      Disable the use of proxy without clearing information about proxy server address and port. 
    • The List of Proxies
      Select any of the pre-defined proxy to set it as the current proxy
  • Alias Definitions
  • Assigned Site Names
  • Options
    Open SlimBrowser options dialog.
  • Reset all settings
    Reset all the program settings. Personal data won't be affected.
  • Backup & Restore
    • Backup Data and Settings
      Backup all the data and settings of SlimBrowser to a zip file.
    • Restore Data and Settings
      Restore all the data and settings of SlimBrowser from a zip file.
  • Internet Options
    Open Internet Explorer options dialog. This menu item has the same function as the tools->internet options in Internet Explorer.
  • Folder Shortcuts
    Shortcuts to frequently used shell folders. For information regarding application data folder and its subfolders, please click here.
  • Misc
    • Windows Update
    • Repair
      • Repair File Types
        Re-associate pre-defined file types with SlimBrowser including autologin files, site group files, etc.
    • Execute Scripts
    • Upload File...




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