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Google Toolbar Gets New Features

New Tab Page, Right-to-Left Text Support

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Today Google announced a couple new features for the Google Toolbar in Firefox. The first one is the addition of a "new tab page."

This feature allows you to open different pages when you open a new tab, so you don’t just get the standard blank white page. Now you can bring up one of your favorite pages or one that you recently viewed. You can choose from up to 9 different thumbnails you have stored as well as recent bookmarks and recently closed tabs:

"You can edit the thumbnails, and all this data remains locally on your browser, which means none of the information about your most viewed sites or recently closed pages will be sent back to Google," explains Software Engineer Sergey Ryazanov of the Toolbar Team. "If for whatever reason you don’t like this updated new tab page, you can always change it back to a blank page or to the website of your choice through either your Toolbar or Firefox settings."

To edit your thumbnails, simply:

1. Open a new tab to view the new tab page.

2. Click the Edit thumbnails link near the bottom of the page.

3. Click the X icon for each thumbnail you wish to remove.

4. Click the Done button.

The second new feature of the latest toolbar release is the ability for Hebrew and Arabic-speaking users to access Toolbar 5, which includes right-to-left text support. Google also notes that some widely reported bugs have been fixed, though they don’t go into specific detail on that.

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  • Dan the Printer Man

    Are there any other IT folks who have realized that google toolbar is now the #1 source of all user complaints that ‘their computer is running like *&^’? When in fact its their IE running terribly, becauuse of Google Toolbar.

    I have taken it off about 5 systems at my company, including my own, and IN ALL CASES, removing the toolbar fixed the IE issues.
    Same goes for Google Desktop. If you have a large PST file, GD will be your tormentor and productivity killer (waiting endless times for your outlook to open or behave efficiently).

    I used to love both Google Toolbar and Google Desktop (and recently Google Calendar Sync) but unfortunately every one of them had to be uninstalled as they simply bogged my (and many other boxes) down.

    Come on Google, fix this ! Love yall.

    Dan

  • http://www.theexpertseo.com/customized-seo/customized-seo-packages.html customized seo

    This is true,

    I agreed with Dan the Printer Man.

    I have one more request to Google. Please launch a toolbar for “google chrome”

    we are waiting Google.

    • Guest

      what da … same as yahoo

  • http://www.efluencemarketing.com St Louis Web Design

    thanks for the info on the updates!

  • http://www.hadoota.net/vb/index.php hema

    this is wonderful tutorial .. i read it 3 times and get a fantastic results and sure i put a
    copy of this lesson on my site here

  • Guest

    I hate this feature – get rid of please!

  • http://www.seequip.com/ Emergency Medical Supplies

    ooh, i’m loving it so far!

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