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|Making Google Easier with Google Tools|
You can use Google even if the www.google.com page isn't currently in your browser (provided you're currently connected to the Internet) by using one or more of the following tools and features.
Once you have downloaded and installed it, you will be able to access Google from your Internet Explorer toolbar. The following table lists just some of the features available through the Google Toolbar.
|Feature||Allowing you to ...|
|Search Box||Access Google's search technology from your browser toolbar.|
|Search Site||Search only the pages of the site you're currently visiting.|
|Highlight||Highlight terms on the current page.|
|Word Find||Find your search terms on a page and navigate to them.|
|Pop-up Blocker||Stop annoying pop-up windows (new in version 2.0 of Toolbar).|
|AutoFill||Automatically fill in a form (new in version 2.0 of Toolbar).|
|SpellCheck||Spell check your entries in web forms (new in version 3.0 of Toolbar)|
|Map||Click on any US address on a web page and get a map to it (new in version 3.0 of Toolbar)|
|Translate||Hover your cursor over a word and get a translation into French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean (new in version 3.0 of Toolbar)|
Here are some more links to more information on Google's 3.0 Toolbar:
If you use Mozilla or Netscape, try Googlebar, googlebar.mozdev.org, which provides all of the basic search functionality of Google's Toolbar. Googlebar works on recent versions of Mozilla and Netscape, but may not work on older ones.
If you use Mac OS X, note that Apple's Safari web browser includes Google search feature.
Access Google from your Windows desktop toolbar. The following table lists the Deskbar key features.
|Feature||Allowing you to ...|
|Search Box||Access Google's search technology even when your browser isn't running.|
|Preview||Preview search results in a small inset window that closes automatically.|
|Accessibility||Access Google from any application by pressing the CTRL, ALT, and the G keys simultaneously (CTRL+ALT+G).|
|Search Selected Text||Select text within a Word document, e-mail, browser page, or any other application, and then use that selected text as your search query by pressing the CTRL, ALT, and the G keys simultaneously (CTRL+ALT+G).|
|Keyboard Shortcuts||Access Google News by pressing the CTRL and the N keys simultaneously (CTRL+N), Google Images (CTRL+I), Froogle (CTRL+F), Web Search (CTRL+W), Groups (CTRL+U), I'm Feeling Lucky (CTRL+L), Definitions (CTRL+D), Stock Quotes (CTRL+Q), and Thesaurus (CTRL+T).|
For more information on what the Deskbar can do, visit toolbar.google.com/deskbar/help/cmds.html.
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NOTE:The Google Browser Buttons will work for recent versions of most browsers, but may not work on older versions.
Exercises Set up your system to make Google easier to access.For hints and answers to selected problems, see the Solutions page in the Appendix.