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Author Topic: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?  (Read 6669 times)

superboyac

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Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« on: December 23, 2009, 09:29:01 PM »
i was just wondering if there was a good alternative for the google toolbar for firefox?  I don't have a problem with it, but I was curious if there are better ones out there.  The only thing I use on it is the search box, translate, and the word highlighting/word-search buttons.  Again, i have no problem with it.  I just thought maybe people who don't like it use something better.  Sometimes third party developers make cooler things than the original company.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 10:18:41 PM »
Why do you want to use screenspace-wasting bars for trivial tasks at all?

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 10:42:02 PM »
Why do you want to use screenspace-wasting bars for trivial tasks at all?
;D If you are assuming I'm like one of you ultra-minimalist guys, please don't.

Just kidding.  But seriously, I'm not concerned about screen space at all.  I have two 24" wide screen monitors and I have plenty of real estate.  I don't even know what to do with it all.  And I love the screen wasting conveniences like toolbars.  I use a mouse a lot (i.e. I'm not a do everything with keyboard shortcuts guy).   :P

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 10:51:50 PM »
Wide screen does not matter here, as toolbars are mostly horizontal.  :P

I don't expect you to be one of us  ;D, but I thought you actually had a reason to use a separate bar for something you can do well without it.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 11:11:26 PM »
Wide screen does not matter here, as toolbars are mostly horizontal.  :P

I don't expect you to be one of us  ;D, but I thought you actually had a reason to use a separate bar for something you can do well without it.
My only reason is that I like the buttons that i mentioned above.  however, it is kind of redundant.  if I think about it, there are three places on the toolbar where i can enter google searches.  Oh well.  Actually make that two, ask.com has hijacked my location bar and i don't know how to fix it yet.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 12:13:04 AM »
One of the cool things about Googles toolbar is you can move buttons separately. So move useful buttons to navigation or menu toolbar and forget about the rest. I only know Webdeveloper Toolbar which is made that way. Even has a toggle button. Most are fixed and so you get toolbar hate  8) There are ways to toggle them on/off but then you need another extension.

If uninstall of Ask stuff is not enough reset preference in about:config http://kb.mozillazin...ions#Ask.com_Toolbar and more directly last post on this page http://forums.mozill...p?p=5069645#p5069645 A few antispyware tools will also remove but they might skip this footprint.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 11:20:26 AM »
What is it about google toolbar that you use super?

Personally I liked the auto complete,
but the firefox addons for similar functions don't work as well or really suck.

So anyway what functions do you want that google toolbar has?

And I thought ask.com could be removed with revo.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 12:28:27 PM »
Try Googlebar Lite, I've been using it for a while now. I dumped Google Toolbar because it kept fcsking up the layout everytime I updated FF.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2009, 04:44:50 PM »
I was really hoping that someone would answer the initial question, because I am on a similar quest. Though I cannot say that I have nothing against Google's toolbar, because I have, I can say that I want some of its features; especially the word search & highlighting buttons. But not the search box itself. I have never been able to understand why I must replace one proper placed search box with another improper placed search box, merely to make room for two buttons. Give me the two buttons, and keep the rest to your self! (The same goes for the Googlebar Lite.)

So maybe Tuxman will tell how such "trivial tasks" can be done without an extra toolbar, please? Firefox 3.5 on Vista.

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I guess it should be evident that I don't have a toolbar to recommend. I have tried many, but they all insist that I must have a new search box and therefore yet another bar, to place the search box. It was a little "better" in the old days with IE 5 (6?); back then I could have all I wanted, on two bars.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 05:10:37 PM »
I can say that I want some of its features; especially the word search & highlighting buttons.
On the current page?
http://www.codedawn.com/find-all.php

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2009, 07:28:43 PM »
https://addons.mozil...5&sort=&lup=

I usually just check out the 5 star addons,
but some 4 stars are worth looking at.

Watch for scumware.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 03:38:05 PM »
But seriously, I'm not concerned about screen space at all.

But are you concerned about your privacy? Google Toolbar reports back to The Man every web site you visit.

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 03:41:40 PM »
What does google toolbar do that firefox default doesn't?

Search with google and highlight should be there... translate is so rarely used and so quick to do that... whell, who cares if it takes a few clicks.
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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2010, 09:42:45 AM »
I can say that I want some of its features; especially the word search & highlighting buttons.
On the current page? http://www.codedawn.com/find-all.php
https://addons.mozil...5&sort=&lup=

Thanks to both of you. But these addons takes that I once again type the word I was googling for. What I really want is the "Find the word I was googling for, the one that already is present in the standard search box", just like (I think / imagine ?) the Google Toolbar highlighter will do. I don't know of any addon that can do this.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 09:59:45 AM by Curt »

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2010, 09:49:42 AM »
What does google toolbar do that firefox default doesn't?

Search with google and highlight should be there...
- should be WHERE?

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Re: Good google toolbar (for Firefox) alternative?
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2010, 07:42:07 PM »
There is tool by name seo quake - u try to install that..which has the more options than google tool bar..
But how can i install google toolbar to my google chrome browser- any ideas?