After you've downloaded the Tabzilla plugin, you have a few different options for installing it to your Notes client.

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These instructions work for new installs as well as updates (i.e. installing a new version over an older version). An update will replace the old version with a new one, although a Notes client restart will always be required after the update.

For End Users

If you're installing the plugin for testing, or just for one or two users, the easiest installation method is to drag-n-drop the zip file to the My Widgets panel in your Notes client.

On the right-hand sidebar of your Notes client, you will see an icon for My Widgets. Click this to make the My Widgets panel visible, and drag-and-drop the Tabzilla zip file onto the panel:

After a few seconds, you will get prompted to confirm the installation:

Choose the "Install this plug-in" option and click OK. Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart the Notes client. After the client is restarted, the Tabzilla plugin will be active and running.

It's possible that your administrator has locked down your Notes client, so this type of widget installation isn't possible. If this is the case, please contact your administrator or try one of the other install methods below.

For Administrators

Adding to an Update Site Database

If multiple people in your organization will be installing the plugin, it's often best to use an Update Site database on a central Domino server.

If you don't already have an Update Site database, you can create one by making a new database and choosing "Eclipse Update Site" as a template (you must have the "Show advanced templates" box checked to see this template):

Unzip the Tabzilla zip file on your hard drive. In your Update Site database, click the Import Local Update Site button, browse to the site.xml file in the folder where you unzipped the Tabzilla files, and click OK:

You will also need to get the URL of your Update Site database for the steps below. You can do this by choosing the menu item Actions - Show URLs... while the Update Site database is open. This will show you two URLs:

  • HTTP URL, which can be used to access the Update Site database via HTTP
  • NRPC URL, which can be used to access the Update Site database using the native Notes client protocol

If you use the HTTP URL, you will need to make sure that the Domino HTTP task is running on your server.

Installing Using MarvelClient

Once the Tabzilla plugin is in an Update Site database, you can easily install it using panagenda MarvelClient (NOTE: you must have a MarvelClient license that includes Eclipse plugin install functionality).

Create a new Eclipse Plugin Install Action, with the following field values (non-default values are in bold green text):

Install type:Expeditor Provisioning
Show progress:unchecked
Check signature:unchecked
Allow restart prompt:unchecked
Enable immediately:checked
Update site:the URL from your Update Site database in the previous step
Which feature(s):A single feature
Feature ID:com.panagenda.tabzilla.feature
Feature Version:Get feature version from update site
Widget Name:Use name of first installed feature

Installing Using a Widget Catalog

The easiest way to add this plugin to a Widget Catalog is to install it as a widget to your Notes client first, and then add your local widget to the Widget Catalog. HOWEVER, you need to make sure you add it from the Update Site database on a server (using the instructions below), not from drag-n-drop of the zip file.

The steps are:

  1. Open the My Widgets panel in your Notes client sidebar.
  2. Click the small "hamburger menu" at the top right of the My Widgets title bar.
  3. Choose the menu option Configure a Widget from – Features and Plugins on an Update Site.

  4. Enter the URL for the Update Site database from the earlier steps and click the "Load" button.
  5. Check the box next to the com.panagenda.tabzilla.feature entry and click the "Next" button.

  6. Keep clicking "Next" until you can't click it anymore. NOTE: this is important; if you click "Finish" right away, sometimes the widget won't install properly.
  7. Click OK when you see the install dialog, and restart the Notes client when prompted to do so.
  8. After the Notes client is restarted, go back to your My Widgets panel. There should now be an entry for the panagenda Tabzilla plugin.
  9. Right-click the new entry and choose "Publish to Catalog". NOTE: if you don't see any right-click options, try switching to the thumbnail view of My Widgets, not the list view.
  10. Fill out the fields on the new Notes Widget document and save it.

Depending on how your widget catalog and Domino infrastructure is set up, there might be additional things you need to do (approval, signing, deploying certificates, etc.) before the widget can be deployed properly. Documentation on how to use the Widget Catalog can be found at: