---- Google Toolbar AutoUpdate Includes AutoLink Feature On
Marketing_Guy - 2:52 pm on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)
Am I missing something? My toolbar isn't updated (3.0.19?).
From ToolBar FAQ:
How do I use AutoLink?
The AutoLink feature adds links to the page you're viewing if it recognizes certain types of information on the page. For example, AutoLink will link a U.S. street address to a map of that address or the tracking number of a package to a status page for your package. AutoLink also recognizes car VIN numbers and book ISBN numbers.
When AutoLink finds information for which it can provide a link, the icon on the "AutoLink" button of your Toolbar will change to reflect the information AutoLink has found. For example, if AutoLink finds a book's ISBN, the icon will change to a book icon. Click on the "AutoLink" button to create a link on the page, or click on the arrow to the right of the "AutoLink" button and choose a link from the drop-down menu.
Just tried it out - always had it turned off here.
If certain elements appear on the page (eg ISBN numbers), then the autolink item gives you the option to toggle the ISBN number into a link (or select from a list of ISBN numbers on the page via a drop down menu).
This is very non-obtrusive IMO. It is entirely user prompted - even when "switched on".
This isn't exactly Gator. :-/
It's books and maps. So what? Seriously. Good for Google! Enough of you have spammed them with affiliate crap over the years - nice to see them take something back! ;)