Google Toolbar Features

  • Add Google Gadgets as custom buttons in your Toolbar

    With support for live feeds and custom site search, Google Toolbar custom buttons are more than just bookmarks. Now custom buttons can even support Google Gadgets - when you click on the icon, the gadget will pop down from the Toolbar, no matter what site you are on and close when you are done with it. You can add some of your favorite Google Gadgets to your Toolbar. Learn more. or view the gallery.

  • Get faster access to your most visited sites

    Every time you open a new tab in your browser, you can easily access your most visited sites, recently added browser and Google bookmarks, and the last few tabs you closed. Each of your most visited sites will be listed with a small screenshot to help you recognize the page and navigate more quickly. Learn more.

  • Take your Toolbar with you

    Now you can access all of your Toolbar settings, bookmarks and custom buttons from any computer, no matter whether you're at home or on the go. Select the option to 'Access your Toolbar settings everywhere' in the Toolbar sign-in menu. Then, when you sign in to Google Toolbar on any computer where it is installed, your settings will be updated and any changes you make during that session will be saved. Learn more.

  • Fill out forms faster with improved AutoFill

    Filling out forms on the web just got even easier. With the improved AutoFill feature, you can keep several different profiles to serve your business and personal needs and store credit card information with password protection. When you start filling in a form online, you can hover over the AutoFill icon to preview the information and then click to actually fill it in. You can also start typing in the form and AutoFill will prompt you to choose the profile that you would like to use. Learn more.

  • Fix navigation errors with automatic suggestions

    If you mistype a web address, instead of seeing a 404 or DNS error page, Google Toolbar will show you suggestions for the address you may have wanted as well as other navigation options. Visit http://www.youtube.co to see this feature. Learn more.

  • With Google Toolbar's AutoLink feature, you can turn text about vehicle, book and map information into useful links instantly. You can choose your default information provider from the Tools section of the Options menu. Learn more.

  • Access your web history

    You can access your Google Web History from the Toolbar, to see where you have been searching lately and even see suggestions for other related searches. Learn more.

  • Access your bookmarks from any computer

    Want to create and label bookmarks that you can access from any computer? Simply click the Toolbar's star icon, or right-click the star to add and label a bookmark. You'll be able to access your Bookmarks menu on any computer with the new Google Toolbar installed.

    Note: this feature stores your bookmarks online, so you'll need to have a Google Account and be signed in to create and access your bookmarks. You can also view your bookmarks using your Google Account's Search History feature. Just click the "Search History" link that appears in the upper right-hand corner of the Google homepage when you're logged into your Google Account and you'll see your Bookmarks. Sign up for a Google Account. Learn more.

  • Share web pages

    You can use your Google Toolbar to share web pages via email or blog. To share an entire page, select from the Toolbar's "Send To" menu; to share an excerpt, simply select the section of the page you want to share before clicking "Send To." Learn more.

  • Translate web pages to and from English

    Ever need to translate non-English web pages into English? Just select "Translate this page" from the Toolbar's Translate menu to view pages from all the languages supported by "Translate page into English".

    You can use the WordTranslator feature to translate English words on a web page into another language. Select "Enable WordTranslator" from the Translate menu, then simply hover your mouse cursor over an English word to view its translation. WordTranslator supports translation from English into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese and Korean. WordTranslator also provides conversions from English to metric units. Learn more.

    Translate screenshot
  • Stop making spelling errors

    ARe yu a raelly bad tyipsst? Google Toolbar's new SpellCheck button finds any spelling mistakes whenever you type into a web form, including web-based email, discussion forums, and even intranet web applications. The AutoFix option even corrects all of your text with a single click. Learn more.

  • Use PageRank to assess web pages

    Wondering whether a new website is worth your time? Use the Toolbar's PageRank™ display to tell you how Google assesses the importance of the page you're viewing. Learn more.

  • Highlight your search terms

    Once you've used the Google Toolbar to find a web page, there's no need to scroll around looking for your search terms. The Highlight button instantly lights them up on the page, making it easier to find relevant information. Learn more.

  • Lost in a jungle of annoying pop-up ads? Toolbar's pop-up blocker keeps your screen free and clear. Learn more.

  • Find words on a page more easily (IE only)

    With the Google Toolbar Find bar, you can search for words as you type and quickly locate and highlight key terms across different pages. Simply type 'Ctrl + F' to activate the Find bar at the bottom of the browser window, or select the 'Find as you type' feature through the 'Options' menu, under 'Tools' to highlight words on a page instantly as you type. Learn more.

  • Browse by site name (IE only)

    If you do not know the exact URL of a site, you can simply type the domain name into your browser address bar to visit the most popular page with that name. For example, try typing simply 'igoogle' to visit the Personalized Google homepage. Learn more.

  • Protect your default search setting (IE only)

    Your Google Toolbar can help you set your default search to Google. Then, if spyware or other programs try to change your default search to another site, the Toolbar will notify you. Learn more.

  • Open files in a new window (Firefox only)

    Choose the file types you'd like to open from within your browser. Google Docs will display these files in a new Firefox window when you either drag the file icon into your browser, click a link to a file on a web page or double-click on a file icon. Learn more.

  • Using Gmail just got easier (Firefox only)

    If you're a Gmail user, the Google Toolbar can set Gmail as your default email program. Once you've done this, clicking on an email link will automatically open a Gmail Compose page. Learn more.

  • Put your favorite Toolbar features right where you want them (Firefox only)

    Choose among three pre-set layouts and arrange the buttons, search boxes, and other browser controls in the way that works best for you. Learn more.