Friday, April 22, 2011
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 10:00 AM
"Mimicking the functionality found in the Google's Chrome browser (or simple ol' Google.com), Toolbar 7 allows for Instant search results to appear when queries are typed into the Google Toolbar. This feature works with both IE8 and the new IE9. To enable Instant search, Internet Explorer users must click the "Enable Instant" choice in the Toolbar Options menu."
With a few simple clicks (download it here) you can add some Google Chrome functionality to Internet Explorer 9. There are a number of noteworthy features you will then have access to. These include Google Instant, which allows you to start typing in the search box and search predictions and results will appear instantly as you type. The Share feature allows you to share any web page with your friends or colleagues directly from the Toolbar. The Contribute feature allows you to read helpful information on any web page with Google Sidewiki. In addition, the Translate feature allows you to translate web pages instantly with automatic language detection. There is also "intelligence" built into the toolbar. Features you more frequently use will automatically appear on the toolbar as icons that you can easily access. Features that you use less frequently are moved to the "More" menu, tucked out of sight until you need them. Some people find these toolbars tend to clutter your browser's interface, but if you think the toolbar's features would be frequently used, it may speed up your browsing experience and increase your overall enjoyment of Internet Explorer.