How to Install Google Toolbar

Written by diane dilov-schultheis
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Google is a widely used search engine, but you can do more than merely search with it. The Google Toolbar is a free download that you can get that has numerous great features. This toolbar has a superior search box, numerous custom buttons you can add to it, improved bookmarks, access to your Google account, auto fill features, pop-up blocker, spell check, word find and a lot more. It has an enormous amount of selections all located in one convenient place. Installing the Google Toolbar is a fast and simple process that even the novice computer user can complete.

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Things you need

  • Internet Connection
  • Windows 98/XP/2000/Vista
  • Internet Explorer 6.0+ OR Firefox Browser

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  1. 1

    Access your web browser and go to the main page of Google Toolbar. There is a link in Resources below.

  2. 2

    Initiate the download of the Google Toolbar. There are different versions of the toolbar. If you have Windows XP, 2000 or Vista with Internet Explorer 6+ installed, click on the “Install Google Toolbar” button located on the right side of the page. If you have a previous version of Windows, click on the “Previous version” link that is located below the button. If you have either Firefox or Enterprise Edition, click on the provided links.

  3. 3

    Finish the download. Read the “Terms & Conditions” provided. Select the country location; place a check mark in any of the desired boxes, and then click on the “Agree and Download” button. A Security Warning box will open. Click on the “Run” button to begin the download. Select “Run” once again. A Google Update box will appear and update the application. When installation is complete, click on “Run Google Toolbar”. This opens a new web browser with the new Google Toolbar installed.

  4. 4

    Learn about Google Toolbar. A short video will begin playing showing you how to use the toolbar. It describes three of most used features of the toolbar. These are search, bookmark and auto fill. You can find more information about all of the numerous additional features available also. Simply go to the link “Google Toolbar Features and Help Center” located in Resources. Here you can easily gain knowledge of all of them. Read the useful details provided for each option or complete a Help Center search, if you are unable to find what you want.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have a popup blocker on your computer, you may have to disable it or allow changes, during the download process of Google Toolbar.

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