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Google Toolbar Changes

Can't search a domain from toolbar anymore.

     
2:02 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Not sure when it changed, but you can no longer enter a domain (www.domain.com) in the Toolbar and get this information...

Google can show you the following information for this URL:

Show Google's cache of www.domain.com
Find web pages that are similar to www.domain.com
Find web pages that link to www.domain.com
Find web pages that contain the term "www.domain.com"

The only way to get this information is to enter the www.domain.com into Google's actual search box and not the Toolbar search box.

Google now resolves domains from the toolbar.

2:04 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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you can still select it from the drop down list.

Sory just re-read your post and found out you had already said that. :)

Mack.

2:06 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can still select it from the drop down list.

Interesting. You can manually type it in and Google resolves to the domain. If you select from the dropdown, you get the information page. I wonder if it is just a bug?

2:12 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My toolbar had ben doing this for quite a while now. Probably just a Google way of saving system resurces. Point the user to the domain instead of doing a search.

Quite funny you should bring this us. Yesterday I was watching a relatively inexperienced comuter user visit a web address. They opened their browser and their homepae was Google He then typed the web address in the search box. :)

He actualy though he was doing it the right way.

Almost painfull to watch :)

Mack.

2:48 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'd bet it's intentional on their part since it's so close to the address bar & only resolves when actually typed. They probably noticed a huge blip in typed domains on the toolbar and did the right thing.
7:10 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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mack,

i've seen that before... not only with google as the homepage but other SE's too... even had a huge discussion with a user (an older gentleman) in another network about why he was having problems getting to some sites and such... it took several weeks before he finally said that he was typing the address in the form field in the middle of the screen and not in the address bar at the top of his browser... this was the same time that he told us that he didn't have an address bar at the top... we figured out that he had somehow gotten his browser switched to kiosk mode or at least had turned off the address bar in an attempt to gain screen space for browsing... the worst part was his insistance that he was putting the address in the proper field and vehemently arguing about it when many folk were telling him that he was incorrect...

8:08 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It almost gets painfull when you are watching a non-web savvy user surfing the web.

They alwys seam to have about three browser ad on toolbars installed but dont know what they are or how they got there. Every page load yields a pop up advert courtasy of one of the toolbars.

These scum-suckers really are spoiling the web for newbies.

Mack.

8:12 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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you think they'd notice if their TV was showing 5 minutes of the show and 10 minutes of advertising for each 15 minutes that the show is on? seems that they'd get the same idea when it comes to ther browsers... you've heard about the new suit against microsoft for all their bugs?
8:44 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Double click Search Web on the toolbar for the information page.
9:13 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't see that from here. When I type a domain in the search bar and click search web once it resolves to the Google info page for that site.

we have XP Pro and Version 2.0.95-big/en (GGLB)

We are in Venezuela.

Might be a regional thing.

 

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