Search and Subscribe Our Site With Google Toolbar Buttons

Now you can subscribe our latest posts and also search our website directly from the Google Toolbar. I have been tweaking the Google Toolbar buttons API and have managed to create a fully functional button for you to add to the Google Toolbar.

Google Toolbar provides quick access to all google services in a customized streamlined interface. You can search Google and all its services, check pagerank, subscribe feeds, translate websites, autolink, block pop ups and spell check too. Read more.

Click here to add Quick Online Tips to your google toolbar. Give it a try. I promise it wont break anything and you can remove it anytime you want. A window will pop up asking your permission to add it, accept it and it is done.

This button functionality requires the latest Google Toolbar 4 available in Internet explorer at present. The Google toolbar for Firefox is currently in version 2 only and so these buttons will not work there.

Check your toolbar version?
On the toolbar – click Settings > Help > About Google Toolbar and see your version. Download Google Toolbar if you have not used it yet.

What will this button do?
You get the familiar favicon of our site now on the google toolbar. If you click on this icon you can directly reach our website. If you enter a search term in the google toolbar search box, and click this icon, it will search our site for that search term. Click on the drop down menu and you will get the latest article headlines from our blog, which is updated every 30 minutes. This helps to provide a service similar to the Firefox live bookmarks functionality in Internet Explorer.

You can add or update this button at anytime by clicking on the “Add to Google Toolbar” link on our sidebar. You can remove it anytime by going to Toolbar Options > Buttons and deleting this button.

Thanks to the Google Toolbar API, webmasters can create custom buttons for the Google Toolbar (version 4 and above) using XML. You just need some developer skills and an idea about the XML file coding and functionality.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.