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Google Toolbar now available for Firefox

The official Google Toolbar for Firefox is now out. There's support for Windows, OS X and Red Hat Linux, so you should find a version that suits you...

It'll add a spell checker and a basic translator to your browser, as well as the usual search tools (and the controversial AutoLink feature - though you can disable this)

It is a beta, so the usual caveats apply. However it's working fine on my PowerBook...

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andrewducker
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
It seems a little...extraneous. I already have search tools in Firefox. And it already blocks popups.

I can see spell checking being handy for some people though.
sbisson
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:36 am (UTC)
It doesn't do the pop-up blocking (no need, as you say). I guess it's a hangover to my IE days, but I do find it gives you a margin of extra control over the Google site that other tools don't have.

The drop down that lets you get at the cache and translation tools is a ghodsend much of the time!

And I like the little page rank icon :-)
neilf
Jul. 9th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
Now if only I could figure out why when I try to access an RSS feed in Firefox OS X insists on running Safari, I'd be a happy chappy.

I've tried Sage but don't like the layout. The way Safari does it is very nice, but I don't really want to use two browsers.

- Neil.
sbisson
Jul. 9th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
ISTR a setting in Safari that actually turns that behaviour off... or at least redirects it to another app (I have it redirected to NetNewsWire).
neilf
Jul. 9th, 2005 10:30 am (UTC)
Excuse mw whilst I go find a brick wall to bang my head against - DOH!!

How the 'eck did I miss that?

I'll be in the corner with the hat on if anyone needs me.

- Neil.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 9th, 2005 10:04 am (UTC)
Any ideas which file(s) I need to delete to uninstall this, and where I can find the files? I installed it this morning and Firefox will not run at all now. I know that this is probably because of a conflict with other extensions that I have installed, but without Firefox running, I cannot even check.

(Using Safari to post this and missing all my bookmarks...)
megadog
Jul. 9th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)
Bugger. No version for SunOS/Solaris.
natf
Jul. 9th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)
Oops - sorry - the previous comment / question was from me. I am so used to Firefox having me logged in to LJ and always reopening whatever tabs and windows I had open when I closed it and having all my bookmarks and so on...
natf
Jul. 9th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC)
I take it back
Firefox will now run (after 7 or 8 tries) but is now unable to update my other extensions. I may leave this running for a while and see how it goes...
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