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WW and Google Toolbar 2.0 Beta

features which we wanted incorporated in toolbar 2.0

     
5:49 am on Jun 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if anybody else is realizing this but Google toolbar 2.0 seems to have been made by inputs from WW members. It's a good relationship ;).

I remember in the questions for googleguy it was requested that we should be allowed to search from whatever google TLD which we liked. And that feature is available in toolbar 2.0 . Another thing which was reported in WW was the Default behavior of IE to take you to MSN for failed searches. WW members gave feedback to GG from all Geo-locations and in toolbar 2.0 there is a feature :-

Use google as my default Search Engine in Internet Explorer

Some members complained about the I am feeling Lucky button and this button is there in toolbar options. So what I understand is that www.google.com is for normal search public and toolbar is for us webmasters :) Hence, if you like or dislike any feature, comment about it or give feedback and who knows that cool Feature can be incorporated in toolbar 3.0 ;)

6:08 am on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I want a second Pagerank like bar with a blue colour and 0 to 10 (to be guessed log scale) ranking related to Alexa-type popularity.
12:11 pm on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I want either
1. an option to show the I Feel Lucky result upon hitting Enter, or
2. a keyboard shortcut for the purpose, e.g. CTRL-Enter.

Why?

Because this will make the Toolbar the RealNames that RealNames never was.

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12:15 pm on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can still activate the "I'm feeling lucky" button in the options if you want.

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12:33 pm on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The autofill is nice, but could their be some more input fields?

Such as:

company:
fax:
url:
title:
Description:

12:39 pm on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I also like the autofill but I am not comfortable about including my credit card details. I think I'll type them in manually.

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2:59 pm on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't want just a button for I'm Feeling Lucky, I want a keyboard option. Hunt-and-click is not the way to go for such a useful option.

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3:05 pm on June 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'd like localised versions - so if I install from an UK IP, it should prompt me "Do you want the UK version".

This could:

Show UK only results as standard
Use UK Google News
UK English dictionary
UK Sterling to foreign currency convertor
UK maps and postcodes (they should do this for searches from UK IPS across Google.com/.co.uk anyway)

etc = all-in-one, country-specific reference tool.

8:07 pm on July 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Eris, you can check the 'Remember last search Type' in the options. And once you perform a 'I feel lucky' search, it remembers that you want this and the next time you put in keywords and hit <enter> it goes to the first page it finds.
So these days, if i have to goto the some known sub-pages in a site, i just say for.e.g 'BBC Cricket' and it takes me there instead of me visiting the homepage and then navigating to what i want.
2:42 am on July 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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> I want either
> 1. an option to show the I Feel Lucky result upon hitting
> Enter, or
> 2. a keyboard shortcut for the purpose, e.g. CTRL-Enter.

Try Alt-Enter.

As far as I know, this has always worked.

- Michael

9:50 am on July 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Argh, if that keyboard shortcut would only work on myIE! But that's not Google's fault.

One thing I'd really like is less mousing overall. For instance, it'd be cool to be able to type in a word, hit TAB, the down arrow, then D for dictionary, hit enter and voila!

10:04 am on July 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Controversial perhaps but would be curious to see how many other toolbar users were on a site at the same time. So you would have all the other stuff but then a number would indicate that at that time there were X number of toolbars surfing the site!

I only use the toolbar to monitor page rank anyway, I still go to Google.com for searches!

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That's a really neat idea! And if they're gonna do counting, perhaps they could include other numbers as well (though obviously, there'd get to be a point where clutter'd be a concern):
- # viewing page recently [last 15 minutes]
- # viewed page last 24 hours
- # viewing any page in this domain recently
- # viewed any page in this domain in the last 24 hours

Actually, this is leading in an interesting (hypothetical) direction.

GoogleStats.

For just $30 a year (or -- heh heh -- maybe $19 if you run the Google toolbar in advanced mode ;-), you could get detailed (aggregate) stats on visitors to your own site's page(s) based upon Google Toolbar users' activity... browser type, most popular pages, country, screen size, etc. For $49/$35 per MONTH you could get the same data for up to 20 sites (e.g, your competitors), again, down to a page level :)

Interesting, no?

11:06 am on July 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nuff talk of the toolbar....I would like a google browser, now that would be awsome;-)
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Skylo: What would a Google browser have that IE with the Toolbar doesn't? Still sounds good though...
11:40 am on July 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Chundru, mschra, thanks a lot for your tips! In the meantime I've started using Dave's Quick Search toolbar, which also provides easy access to IFL and makes the Google toolbar less relevant (except when I needed popups blocked). Still, these tips make the Googlebar more relevant again. Thanks!

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11:48 am on July 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I would like the ability to disable the privacy features (DMOZ CAT, PR) by right clicking on them or something - so that:

1) I am in "stealth privacy" mode
2) I can still use the rest of the toolbar
3) Don't have to go through the trouble of going through the options.

I like vitaplease's idea of a google powered alexa type traffic score.

11:53 am on July 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't really care about the pop up blocker, what I want is a toolbar for Opera.
10:52 am on July 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"Skylo: What would a Google browser have that IE with the Toolbar doesn't? Still sounds good though... "

Easy.......No microsoft branding;-)

2:11 am on July 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Given the search engine market wars, I would not be suprised if Google will be adding extra "killer-aplications" soonest.

I could even imagine them offering a Google adwords voucher of 5 dollars after using the toolbar for 30 days or something to that effect.

2:23 am on July 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Skylo: What would a Google browser have that IE with the Toolbar doesn't?

IE lacks alot. Look at Mozilla or Opera for a real feature set and support for recent HTML standards.

2:24 am on July 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That said, it would be nice if the toolbar was released for other browsers/OS's
4:56 am on July 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Extra features:

how about an: add this query to my "Google adwords campaign" button?