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Can the Google Toolbar install/update itself?
I wouldn't have said it could but at the same time i can't for the life of me believe that someone in the office here did it on MY MACHINE since the consequences would be severe ;)
I noticed my toolbar had changed slightly last night. The drop-down menu used to choose where you search (e.g. google images, google groups etc.) had an icon for each option.
This morning, everything's back to normal - looks like google are doing some testing.
Does that mean, the toolbar contacts google for some user interface settings? For some reason, I assumed that part of the code would be purely client-side.
<edit> Ok, it's not back to normal. I was using a browser window that had been open since yesterday. If I open a new window, i'm still seeing the changes.</edit>
Personally if I wanted to enable such a thing I would find out to to, but to add yet another button on the toolbar smacks of dictatorship.
Maybe it's time to remove the toolbar altogether.
I hate the auto-update. Maybe it's time to finally cut the cord and get rid of the toolbar, since its most useful features for me are gone now.
I guess I really don't even need it, because I don't use it for looking at PR or anything, just for search, stock quotes and dictionary.com. I use Google News from it, but I can easily just use a bookmark for that.