Have you tried Google Toolbar for Chrome??

Google Toolbar Horizontal

We have seen Google toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox from very long. But many Chrome users wanted Google to give a toolbar facility in it as well. But Google never spoke about the Toolbar release for Chrome. Here we found a mini-toolbar for Chrome as well.

This mini Google toolbar is a add-on for Chrome and is having very few options in it when compared with the number of options Internet Explorer or Firefox Toolbar. Mini Toolbar includes the following options in it,

  • Google Search
  • iGoogle
  • Gmail
  • Youtube
  • Calendar
  • Docs
  • Reader
  • G-talk
  • Wave
  • Picasa
  • Translate
  • Maps
  • Blogger
  • Web Analytics
  • Sites

When clicked on any of these options a content will be displayed on the New Tab or New Window as the user select this option(Explained below).

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Now let us explain about how you can play with this add-on and the customizable settings which it has.

Q. How to go to settings window from Chrome?

A. Chrome Settings -> Extensions -> select Add-on options

1. Horizontal or Vertical display:

You can customize the add-on to display the features in vertical or horizontal way. Go to the last icon i.e., Settings icon and then just select the setting as shown in the image below,

Google Toolbar Display Style

If you select the 4 Columns option then the Toolbar display will be like,


2. Show name of the icon or not?

You can even select the whether to display name of the icon when you hover on it or not! If you know all the icons of Google products then you may not like to see the display. This option will be selected as below,

Google Toolbar Display Name

3. Tab view or Window view:

The next cool feature it has is to display the contents in New Tab or New Window. If you select the New Window option it will popup the new chrome session to display the contents in it. Select this option as shown the image below,

Google Toolbar Display method

4. Set Window Size:

If you select the New Window option to display the contents then you can even set the size for the popup window by doing as below,

Google Toolbar Display Size

5. Show Sub-menu or not?

Few features like Doc, Calendar etc are having sub-menu options to have more flexible usage of the tools. User has freedom to make it display the sub-menus or just the main option.

Google Toolbar Picasa

Toolbar lacks many most wanted tools like Page Rank and Bookmarking! Many bloggers and website owners are mainly crazy about the Page Rank option in Toolbar as it provides where they stand in web-world. Even many people likes bookmarking on Google Toolbar as they can access the Bookmark anytime and anywhere they like.

And this mini toolbar is developed by some 3rd party and not by Google. Mini-toolbar is having certain defects in it, as few buttons are still not working. When we looked in depth of the Toolbar we came to know that it is just a initial beta Version. So lets wait for the final release. But until then let us enjoy the Toolbar :)

Google Toolbar IE

Hope now  at least Google comes up with its own version of fully loaded Toolbar :)

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We will update you as and when we get any info about the Final Google Toolbar.

Vinay Gowda

Working in IT industry from past couple of years. Avid blogger, crazy about mobiles especially about Android powered devices! Tech is all you get out of me! Blogs at LetzWrite

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  • http://pablolarah.cl/ Pablo Lara H

    Very interesting. I did not know exist such thing. I am gonna try it. Thank you.

    • Vinay Gowda

      Even we didn't know :) But explored it!! try and give a feedback Pablo :)

  • Hariharakumar

    until now I am using bookmarking bar, should try this one.
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    • Vinay Gowda

      worth trying Hari :) thanks for your comment :)

  • mark

    I have been hoping for something like this! Its the only thing that has kept me from using chrome full time at home.

    Thanks for pointing this out!
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    • Vinay Gowda

      i'm glad that this Toolbar bringing you back to chrome :) Thanks for the comment mark :)

  • http://www.famousbloggers.net Hesham @ How to Blog

    Seems a nice tool to me, I am actually using "add this" add-on and I don't feel good with it some how, thanks for sharing!
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    • Vinay Gowda

      Time to switch Hesham :) Now try it and enjoy the tool :)

  • http://techiezlounge.com Shabnam Sultan

    Nice tool.Didn't know about this, will download :).
    .-= Shabnam Sultan´s last blog ..Google Chrome OS to be released by year end =-.

    • Vinay Gowda

      worth trying Shabnam :) please give a feedback after a try :)

  • http://www.thecopypasteblog.com Rahul

    well, have not yet tried but i'm going to format my windows and will re-install everything and then will try it out for sure and will give you some feedback too :) thanks for the post :D

    • Vinay Gowda

      i will be waiting for your feedback bro :) thanks for the comment :D

  • Neeraj Kumar

    Again, awesome post Vinay. Till now, i never knew google chrome had some many features. Seems like i'l start loving chrome as well. Trying out the toolbar now :)
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    • Vinay Gowda

      Chrome has many feature bro :) Just waiting for it to rock. I am a hard core fan of Chrome :) Hope even you will switch to chrome and have a walk-through on it :)

  • http://www.animhut.com/ sriganesh

    how you guys find some interesting stuff, good work brother
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    • Vinay Gowda

      Tough to find bro :) But never tired :) Thanks for the comment Ganesh :)

  • http://www.webguide4u.com BlogSpot To Wordpess

    nice toolbar will be using from couple of days.
    will solve the problem to switch over other browser
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    • Vinay Gowda

      Give a try :) you may like :) Thanks for the comment :)

  • http://www.worthytips.com/ Arafat Hossain Piyad

    If I talk about toolbar, I'm only using SEOQuake in Chrome. I just wish Google come with their official toolbar, however I don't need any as I still use Firefox most.
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    • Vinay Gowda

      Even we are waiting for Google to come up with its official Toolbar bro :)

  • http://www.bloggingjunkie.com Imran Yousaf

    Vinay, this mini toolbar is comprehensive one and have more features then anyother browser addon. I will name it as Combo addon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Vinay Gowda

      Combo Add-on?? Cool Name Imran :) Thanks for the comment :)

  • http://technascent.com/ Uttoran Sen

    nice find, hope Google release a full fledged toolbar for chrome someday,

    • Vinay Gowda

      we are also waiting for that Bro :) thanks for your view :)