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by Tony Chang

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Google Toolbar

Sep 23, 2005, 04:18am EDT



The Google Toolbar for Firefox hit version 1.0 today. I’m sure most of you are thinking, “who cares? It doesn’t have any features I want and it takes up too much screen real estate.” Well, that’s no longer a problem since it now supports Firefox’s custom palette. So, for example, if you already have the Firefox search box next to your location bar, it’s worth it to install the extension and replace the search box with the one found in the Google toolbar. This lets you (a) resize the width of the search box and (b) it is integrated with Google Suggest. If you don’t care about the other features, go ahead and hide the toolbar.

I’m sure the other complaint will be that it’s not compatible with Firefox 1.5 beta 1. While that’s technically true, I’m sure someone out there will go ahead and edit the chrome.manifest install.rdf to allow it to install on Firefox 1.5 …

Of course, I’m a bit biased since I spent some 20% time on this.