Google toolbar – Firefox enhancement


When I use Mozilla Firefox I want to be able to see the content of pages, not to have my screen cluttered with lots and lots of toolbars. But when doing searches with built-in search area in this browser, I lack the highlighting feature of Google Toolbar. Not to mention the word search, handled so easy in it by pressing auto created buttons for each word.

So I tried to replicate the Google toolbar in the browser interface, but without adding the entire toolbar.

This can be done very easy, by following the next steps:

1. Install Google toolbar if you don’t have it already  from http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/toolbar/ . The installation is very well explained, so I will not do it again.

2. In Firefox, with Google Toolbar visible, insert some words into its search area then click the Search button.

FF with words

3. Right-click on the browser top area and choosing Customize, like in the following picture:

RightClick

4. Grab the words area from toolbar, like in the pictures below, and move it up, near the Firefox default search area. Do the same with highlighting tool.

Words Words 2

Hili

5. Now right click like in point 3 and make your Google Toolbar invisible.

And VOILA! You have an uncluttered, clean and neat search area that uses Google’s main interesting features.

uncluttered

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