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Detect if a toolbar is installed
kallell



 
Msg#: 4373949 posted 11:22 am on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know how to detect if a toolbar is installed? Specifically GeoSurf (geosurf.com). It leaves no header information, so you can't detect that way. Any other ideas how to do this? I'm out of ideas.

 

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Msg#: 4373949 posted 11:41 am on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

It leaves no header information


Does that include the user agent?

kallell



 
Msg#: 4373949 posted 11:48 am on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Yep, nothing out of the ordinary from doing no toolbar > toolbar. If you'd like, i can give you the login for the toolbar so you can investigate. Let me know. I'm so stumped.

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Msg#: 4373949 posted 2:22 am on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

A thread here about detecting toolbars using JavaScript
[webmasterworld.com...]

Doing a search for geosurf toolbar clsid gave me FF8EC7F3-B1EE-4678-A2A8-F8C026A7BC74

Which you will need to have.

kallell



 
Msg#: 4373949 posted 6:03 pm on Oct 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the response. However I don't think the solution is going to work because the toolbar doesn't have any sort of API. Whereas with the google toolbar, the user can call "search" as a means to determine if it's installed, I unfortunately have no means of doing this with GeoSurf. :(

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