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Feb. 25th, 2009 | 09:30 pm
music: Night Control - Enunciated | Powered by Last.fm

Yippie! We released the latest version of IE Toolbar yesterday which has been a pretty big undertaking and something I've worked on since I started at G00g. There are lots of small tweaks and invisible things in this release like improvements to the search box and launching in 40 languages, but there are two new big features that are worth mentioning. The first is the new tab page which you might've noticed if you tried Chrome, but this one has the added benefit of letting you you remove thumbnails for sites that you'd rather not see all the time (which was a big piece of feedback we got from Chrome users).

The 2nd and more exciting feature is a brand new search utility called the "QSB" (aka Quick Search Box) which lets you quickly execute a search at any time (whether you're in your browser or not) and it also provides access to the applications on your machine without having to mess with the Start menu or scouring through icons on your desktop. You can bring up the box either by clicking on the Google logo on your task bar or by pressing Cntrl+ spacebar.

If you use a mac, you can grab this as a standalone app from here.

For the small handful of you reading this who are still using IE :) give this new toolbar a try and send me your feedback!


Firefox users can get the new tab page feature via this version, but there won't be a QSB to play with sadly.

Lastly, G00g is now officially on Twitter if you're into that sort of thing.
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