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Toolbar 2.0

New beta version of the toolbar

     
3:35 pm on Jun 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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*cough*
[toolbar.google.com...]
*cough*

Not much new from a webmaster perspective, but the beta includes pop-up killing, auto form-filling, and some other fun things. :)

[It's a beta, so things may change between now and the final version. Let us know what you think at toolbar-beta at google.com though. ]

2:31 pm on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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one thing to consider is that many people that exchange links with one another have the partner link show in a new browser window, so that their site isn't completely lost in the transfer. i do it all the time.
3:52 am on June 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I add my vote for a Mozilla version. I've switched to Firebird almost exclusively, and like someone else said, only use IE to check pagerank and to see make sure my browsersniffer is working and sending the right stylesheet. So I've only had a few minutes to try out the new Google Toolbar and saw enough to make me want it for the Mozz flavored browsers, but not enough to consider using IE.

Here's why I think it would be a good idea for Google to spread the wealth to us Mozz people: we're the early-adopters and trend setters. If Google wants to be identified with pushing the envelope on web technologies, then wouldn't it make sense to try to appeal to the people who lead the wave and teach others what's new on the web?

A note about pop-ups: With Mozz I only get popups on one site: The New York Times. (Okay, I don't get out much...) But they're using Java to overcome popups and Flash to overcome the "image" blocking feature. I hope the next version of Firebird/Mozzila provides the means to block Flash or any other media file for that matter--not just images. Or, if Google is seeking to get ahead of the browsers on features that take the headaches out of surfing, perhaps they could find a way to help us block those other media before the browser folks do. That's my $.02.

2:55 am on June 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The Pop-up Blocker is REALLY, REALLY good. I appreciate the addition very much.

-Jon

11:52 am on June 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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. I hope the next version of Firebird/Mozzila provides the means to block Flash or any other media file for that matter--not just images.

I don't know if this is what you need but there is an extention for Firebird/Mozz that replaces flash objects with a button you must click in order to play the animation.

[extensionroom.mozdev.org...]

I use it. Damn Flashy Objects ;-)

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11:27 pm on June 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Haven't read all 7 pages so sorry if it was mentioned but...just saw this...not a toolbar but at least some development from G on mozilla:

[google.com...]

2:24 pm on July 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've read most of this thread, and hope this hasn't been covered allready...

I just encountered some buggy behavior... It involves highlited words increasing in size, and continuing to increase in size if you click highlight off and then back on again. It doesn't always happen, but seems to happen in titles, maybe in H1 tags? not sure... and hope this helps

PS - I can give specifics on recreating this, but didn't want to post urls, or search words.

8:30 am on July 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When the new Google browser version 1 is released (I can see it coming and sort of welcome it!) do you think microsoft will do a Internet Explorer plug in for it just to remind us of the good old days?
1:35 am on July 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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...how do I clear the listing that shows the number blocked - jimh009

While pressing Shift and Alt, click the #blocked, then Yes when asked if you wish to reset.

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