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Google Toolbar - Valentines day edition?
What?
werty

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Msg#: 608 posted 3:36 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Go download the newest toolbar. It has hearts all over it.

 

swerve

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Msg#: 608 posted 1:42 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's just a matter of time until Google decides to "auto-update" the toolbar by squeezing in a single content-targeted AdWord up there. :-)

figment88

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Msg#: 608 posted 9:05 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think a lot of you are being a tad miserable

Actually, I'm much more than a tad miserable. I think this should be a firable offense for whoever approved it.

If I wanted crap like this on my computer I would've installed hotbar instead of the google toolbar.

sidyadav

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Msg#: 608 posted 9:19 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Valentines day is over (here in NZ) and my Google toolbar is back :)

*yay* for that :)
Sid

pendanticist

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Msg#: 608 posted 5:53 am on Feb 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does NOT running W2k.

Does running XP.

Both using newest updated IE.

ThatAdamGuy

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Msg#: 608 posted 10:44 am on Feb 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actually, I'm much more than a tad miserable. I think this should be a firable offense for whoever approved it.

If I wanted crap like this on my computer I would've installed hotbar instead of the google toolbar.


Oh my goodness. Some folks apparently need to be visited by the Googlhosts of Holidays Future :D.

But -- don't despair! -- I think I have a solution that should make everyone happy. In addition to the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, there should be a separate, "I'm Feeling Humorless" button, complete with frownie-face icon, er, optionally plain-text for those who prefer that.

Pressing the "I'm Feeling Humorless" button instantly refashions the toolbar to be all gray, and all 12 point arial font, and devoid of all graphics. Permanently.

[ btw, my toolbar did not auto-update, so when I heard about the fun holiday graphics, I immediately downloaded the update, and -- despite being single -- definitely had to chuckle and smile over Google's creativity once again :) ]

figment88

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Msg#: 608 posted 6:15 pm on Feb 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Personally I find sprinkling hearts throughout the toolbar on Valentine's day more trite than creative. I guess perceptions of creativity vary by user.

If they would have made a single change of the shamrock to a heart on the "I feel lucky" button, I would have found that creative.

Still the point is that while I grant Google permission to come in and update my toolbar, I do so (against my wishes) for reasons of improving the service not making little jests. My landlord has the right to enter my apartment to inspect and make repairs. However, no matter how well intentioned, he can not come in on Valentine's Day, rummage through my cupboards to find a vase, and then stick flowers in them.

While I might just be miserable because of the sense of violation, I am sure that out of the hundreds of thousands (or millions?) of toolbars Google altered, some of them belonged to people who have had a loved one break-up with them or die on a previous Valentine's Day. I'm guessing that those individuals were not too pleased with Google's "creativity."

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