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Philipp Lenssen at the Google Blogoscoped blog points out that a small revision to Google Toolbar 5 for Firefox installs one of Chrome's most unique features in Firefox: its unique "New Tab" page. The page shows a 3x3 grid of your most-visited pages and lists your most recent bookmarks. I couldn't get the page to offer search boxes for the most recent toolbar or Firefox search bar searches I'd performed, but it might take some time to show up. As mentioned in our guide to enabling Chrome's best features in Firefox, the Speed Dial extension gives you just the popular pages grid, but also lets you customise which pages show up there and access them with keyboard number shortcuts.
Internet Explorer 7 might have some chops when it comes to handling and organizing RSS feeds, but dedicated Google Reader fans don't get much love from the browser—there's no option in the interface for adding a feed anywhere but inside IE7's "Live Bookmarks," leaving the copy-and-paste job to the user. Alex at the Google Operating System blog points out two makeshift solutions: Install Google Toolbar 5, or add a nifty "Subscribe" bookmarklet to your Links toolbar, provided on Google Reader's Settings->Goodies page. Both seem far more convenient than digging to find the address of a site's feed and pasting it into Google Reader's "Add Subscription" dialog. Add Feeds to Google Reader in Internet Explorer 7
Use Google Web History Without Installing Google Toolbar
Google's new Toolbar 5 beta for Internet Explorer has a couple of very nice features including the ability to save your customised Toolbar settings via your Google account so you can access them from any computer. Google Notebook is now completely integrated - so you don't need to download a plug-in to be able to clip items from websites and save them with comments in your notebook. When you mouse over the clipping in your notebook, your comments appear like a tooltip.You can also add gadgets to your toolbar to be able to view content from websites (such as YouTube).The Google Operating System had a nice writeup of the new features, along with screenshots. You can download the toolbar here (and watch the Google video guide to the new features) or check out Google's guide to the new toolbar and features here.Google Toolbar 5 for IE
APC magazine's web editor Dan Warne points out on his blog that while GMail users can 'click to email' in the latest version of Google's toolbar for Firefox and IE Google, bizarrely, users of Google's paid Google apps service cannot.
He links to a couple of workarounds on how to hack the toolbar to point to your Google Apps account instead of GMail. They are:
Dan notes there are helpful comments on the Red Primary blog as well.
Thanks for the tip, Dan!