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1 thing Teoma toolbar has over google
even tho haven't tried it

 4:01 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Only from the pic on [sp.ask.com...] They have email this page to a friend...that's a great idea.

Better than the smiley, if a lot of people email a page to a friend, I'd give it a better indication of being a good site then clicking the smiley.

Either way, I'd love to see this feature on googlebar.



 6:59 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Not sure what the smiley function really dodes, but I would find a user rating useful. Something like '12 users noted this site and 7 thought it was cool.'

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 7:03 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I have never used the tell a friend button anywhere on any site or toolbar and never will. If I find a site I like I copy the url and send it myself.

I found Teoma's privacy policy rather general and it did not focus much on the toolbar. Does it transmit info in anyway?


 8:29 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Teoma does not have this over Google. In IE, go file, File, Send and Page as Email. In NS6 and 7, go to File, Send Page. Teoma, why duplicate?


 8:37 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

"Not sure what the smiley function really dodes, but I would find a user rating useful."

I always assumed that it didnt rank or vote for a page - it just let google know that a page was there, so if you came across an unranked page, then you could click smiley dude and google would come along and index the page.

Kinda like the Alexa toolbar - if your at an unindexed page, it will say "rank this page", or something to that affect.

Goddam pushy toolbars (in the voice of Mike Myers doing a Scottish accent), "ooh, this page is good, this page is bad, how about trying these pages. And that wee smiley bugger with his wee beady eyes saying, 'click me, click me'".

I want less toolbars and less options. :)



 9:29 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Okay, from reading this thread, everyone seems to have some nice ideas on the Google toolbar and what they'd like to see in there next. Some of the features sound great - but nobody wants a toolbar with hundreds of buttons on it. I think the most important thing for Google to concerntrate on would be perhaps different levels of toolbars, for different type of users.

For example, there could be the basic toolbar - with basic features, like there are now, for the regular user with a few more extras. The next level could have page rank, click-throughs from Google, and several site-specific things like voting, and other tools. The advanced level could then have more detailed stuff which could be useful for webmasters and web-guru's...

My point being, to be able to personalise the toolbar would please many more people and increase the usage of the toolbar. I think this thread's gonna be useful to the Google folks, but please don't try and stick loads of features in there that nobody will use.

Anyway, just a few thoughts... :)



 9:09 am on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Dunno how it would be implemented but a history of search words within the page (meaning those words on the right generated by the search terms


 10:42 am on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Keep the ideas coming, this is a fun thread.

It would be nice if the button "Page Info", "Backward Links" worked as described -i.e. "link:siteURL shows you all the pages that point to that URL"


 11:40 am on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I found the the email-a-friend button very useful as I often email urls to friends or to me when i'm at work to view them at home...

To give my opinion to Googleguy about IE 6, ok, we can send the page but if you don't use outlook express but for example Yahoo mail, etc. it doesn't work :(


 12:08 pm on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just checked my toolbar options and looked at some of the experimental options- I've never seen them before- I really like the ability to disable the OnUnload javascript event. More pop-up, under, everywhere disabling options would be really cool.


 8:52 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

hmmm...how about "turn off ads"....just kidding!

as mentioned above, Google already disables onUnload event...

I'll third the Mac option and Opera! Hell, if you get it right for Opera you'll make it easy to go cross platform wouldn't you? Including the *nix systems?

Please, GoogleGuy and Teoma - I'm trying to move away from M$!


 9:44 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

If the toolbar were available in Mozilla, I might actually use it. As it is, if I'm at work I can use the toolbar, but I rarely do because I rarely open IE. In my home office, where I'm doing an increasing ammount of real work, I can't run IE natively, so it practically naever gets started. An Opera toolbar would get used about as often at home as an IE toolbar gets used at work. A Mozilla toolbar would get used constantly at work and frequently at home, though to capture the majority of my browsing time you'd need a Galeon toolbar.


 9:59 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Integrated hot/short key to search field in Google Toolbar.

For IE, ctrl+tab takes to address bar.

It would be very useful to have a hotkey to search field in Google Toolbar...something like ctrl+alt+(some intuitive combo like GO)

This way, I don't have to go...

ctrl+tab...google ctrl+enter...type in my search term...then enter

With a hotkey, it would be like...

ctrl+alt+(?)..type in my search term...then enter

Just being picky here:)


 10:26 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Perhaps, and I mean perhaps a country preference option could be added?


 10:48 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

I would like to see Google have some sort of traffic estimations, similar to Alexa. I do not like their toolbar, but I put in because it gives me more information (although somewhat innaccurate). Plus I don't think Alexa toolbar users serve as good sample space compared to all Google toolbar users, so I would trust Google's numbers much more.

I agree with this and also with the 12 users have voted for this site and 8 have found it useful idea


 2:12 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Try Alt-G. :)


 3:18 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)


Thanx for the enlightenment, Lisa:)

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