Google Toolbar

In searching the web, we use Google almost exclusively...due to its ease of use and the quality of the results.

We recently downloaded Google's latest toolbar for Explorer, and it has some great features:
You don't have to go to the Google site to initiate a search. You can search the web with Google from any site.

You can set the toolbar to eliminate pop-up ads, and can over-ride the blocking feature on a site by site basis. This is a great feature, and one we use regularly.

The new toolbar also has an AutoFill feature for on-line forms and fields. You enter your information once in Google, and then whenever Google recognizes an applicable field that it has content for, such as phone number, it shades the field yellow. If you click on the toolbar's AutoFill button, Google fills in all the applicable fields. You can edit or change the contents of any field after it has been filled automatically. Warning - Although the Google toolbar includes credit card information in its AutoFill fields, we don't use those fields.

Link a weblog (a blog) to the page you're visiting
Restrict your search to pages located in a specific country
Search just within the pages of a site
Highlight search terms on a page
Customize the layout of your toolbar

There are also a number of other features that were popular aspects of previous Google toolbars, and have been retained in this version. If you like Google, this is well worth downloading.

To use the toolbar, you need to be running Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, and be using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later. The pop-up blocker requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or later