Google Toolbar – How to Add it to Your Browser and Why You Want to Do It 

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In simple terms, a web browser toolbar is any group of buttons or icons that activate a given program function when clicked. They are designed to offer shortcuts to commonly used functions when you browse the Internet.

It’s a worldwide accepted fact that Google is the most popular search engine amongst thousands of Internet search engines. But if you have to pull up Google’s home page every time you run a search, you’re wasting time. Google Toolbar was designed as a tool to make the Internet surfing easier and help people find the information they are looking for as quickly and easily as possible.

Google toolbar offers major benefits and other miscellaneous useful features, which are listed below:

Google Search Window: Take Google’s search window with you anywhere you go on the Internet. This built-in search window makes it incredibly easy to make a quick and efficient search regarding anything you happen to be reading. It helps people find the information they are looking for as quickly and easily as possible.

Pop-Up Blocker: Pop-up ads – the little advertisement windows that sprout like weeds in your garden that “pop up” in your browser window and are a real impediment to productivity. It’s best to use a pop-up blocker, which prevents these annoyances from opening as you surf the web. The Google toolbar has a built-in pop-up blocker that provides relief from this perpetual pest.

Auto Fill: The Google toolbar’s auto fill function can save you scads of time filling out order forms and other pages on the Web. The feature lets you store your name, address, and other information in one place securely on your computer. This allows you to automatically have any form filled in based with your saved personal information and drastically speed up the process of filling out forms and applications online.

Additional Features: Google is continuously making updates and upgrades to the functions represented on the Google toolbar. Now they have options for spell check, a word translator and an autolink feature that instantly provides a map of a given location, bookmarks, a VIN number that gives a vehicle’s history, ISBN numbers to book history, etc.

Google Toolbar for Internet web browsers is a feature provided by Google Inc. and it can be installed in almost any browser including Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox. It provides you a Google search bar directly in your browser window. To install Google toolbar in your browser, first you must make sure you have an eligible operating system like Windows. It can be installed by navigating to: and following Googles installation instructions.

After you’ve installed Google Toolbar, you will notice it has a shortcut to the Google Bookmark page and Page Rank indicator. The Page Rank indicator denotes a web pages importance according to Google. Website pages are ranked on a scale of 0-10. Zero being the least important and ten the most important. Google Toolbar also has a feature that allows you to login quickly to your blog or Gmail account.

Google is also offering a new version of the Toolbar for enterprise environments. With this new version, a business can distribute customized toolbars to their users pre-loaded with custom buttons for Intranet sites, employee directories, and frequently used information sources.

These are just a few of the useful features provided by Google toolbar. It should be clear that Google Toolbar is a must for anyone who uses an Internet browser on a regular basis for faster and more efficient Internet surfing experience.

Steve Kozyk
CEO/Founder ITegrity
Google Toolbar- How to Add it to Your Browser and Why You Want to Do It