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Favorite Tools

Note: Nancy uses this page for presentations on her favorite Google features. You can find more information about these features in other sections of Google Guide.
All of the tools listed below have been discontinued.

Enter a query even if Google’s home page isn’t in your browser.

Toolbar - toolbar.google.com/ (Internet Explorer)

A screen shot of Google's Toolbar

Firefox Toolbar - toolbar.google.com/firefox/ (Firefox)

A screen shot of Google's Toolbar

Googlebar - googlebar.mozdev.org/ (Mozilla and Netscape)

A screen shot of the Mozilla's Googlebar

Safari web browser (Macintosh OS X)

My favorite Toolbar features include

Feature What it can do
Search Box Access Google’s search technology from your browser toolbar.
Highlight Highlight terms on the current page.
Pop-up Blocker Stop annoying pop-up windows (new in version 2.0 of Toolbar).

Browser Buttons - www.google.com/options/buttons.html

I often search using Google browser buttons when I don’t have access to a Google Toolbar or Deskbar.

It's easy to install buttons for searching Google

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

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