Google updates Toolbar

By Derek Sooman on January 30, 2006, 2:43 PM
Fans of the Google Toolbar will be pleased to hear that the 4.0 beta version is now available. A newly touted feature is the facilitation of search queries directly on websites. Other new features include custom buttons, centralized bookmarks, enhanced search, and a sharing capability dubbed "Send-To."

Sundar Pichai, project manager - client software, Google, says that Google Toolbar 4.0 will empower users to personalize, configure, and customize their toolbar the way they want it to be.
The software currently supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and Windows 2000/XP. A version of the toolbar suitable for Firefox is coming in due course.

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MonkeyMan said:
Great job Google, I use you from time to time, and I am definately going to love this new feature wooohoo baby!!!!!!
ThomasNews said:
I've been recommending this toolbar at work as we're using IE 6 & hardly anyone realises you can use a search engine beyond that default MSN search engine in IE. Loading Google itself seems like too much work for the others who are aware for some reason :)
Need_a_Dell said:
As nice as that sounds, I won't use it. Mozilla FireFox is where it's at! FireFox has all the things that a computer user could ever dream of. The built-in pop-up blocker, built-in search engine bar, the customizability! (Is that a word?) Ditch the Google toolbar for IE, and go for Mozilla FireFox!
nathanskywalker said:
Mozilla toolbar? hmmmmm.... oh duh, yeah it is way customizable. I don'r really use googles toolbar, but i do use google desktop...though i keep my files quite organized(mostly) so i don't really need to use it much. Sweet, though, mabye they'll release a google desktop v3.0 soon....
gamingmage said:
Hey now I can have the Mozilla toolbar on Firefox, and Google toolbar on IE. The reason is, is that I enjoy certain properties from each of them and when I know what I'm searching for or doing I choose then. Anyways, congrats to Google for another job well done. Can't wait for the next upgrade.
barfarf said:
I used the maxthon browser and they already have something like a google toolbar for a while now.
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