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Google Deskbar

This is pretty cool http://toolbar.google.com/deskbar/

Matthew Lock
Thursday, November 06, 2003

This is cooler:
http://notesbydave.com/toolbar/doc.htm

Philo

Philo
Thursday, November 06, 2003

Mmm that is cool!

Matthew Lock
Thursday, November 06, 2003

Personally, I didn't really like Dave's Quick Search Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar Thingy... it's functionality requires that html pages are opened by a browser (it creates a html page with a search form embedded in it and opens that, calling a submit form javascript function).

This is fine for 99.9999% of most people (if they've got javascript enabled), but by default I open html files in an editor...

Jack of all
Thursday, November 06, 2003

My loss, aye? :)

Jack of all
Thursday, November 06, 2003

I've seen a few links pointing to these recently, and I've had this functionality for a while now, I guess I'm the only one that does this...

I've got a double-high taskbar at the bottom, with the Quick Launch & Web Address toolbars on the top line, with my programs underneath... makes it easier to jump to a page.

I've also got TweakUI, which allows you to define new IE search keywords (e.g "google term1 term2").  So, I've got "mskb <article#>", "google <whatever", "groups <whatever>", and "msdn <whatever>" set up there.

I just enter the keyword & my search into the address bar, and off I go... quick, easy, simple.

Greg Hurlman (blogs.squaretwo.net)
Friday, November 07, 2003

OH, NO, IT'S EVIL GPL-WARE! Somewhere, Baby Jesus is crying, a kitten just got drowned and a programmer is being slowly starved to death because Dave Bau is giving away his software!

Yep, I'm feeling trollish today. Don't feed me.

odinprotectsus
Friday, November 07, 2003

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