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Old 09-23-2010, 10:15 PM
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I'm usually pretty good at fixing computer issues and researching things when I have a problem.

This one's got me bugged. Sometime in the past couple of days my Google Toolbar has disappeared from my Firefox. I have uninstalled the Google and reinstalled it to no avail.

I am running Firefox 3.6.10 GTB7.1

I'm open to suggestions.
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Rb, (stating the obvious) did You goto manage addons to make sure you don't have it turned off? I understand re-installing the addon should have turned it back on. Might want to check it out... If so, you can change your main search engine in the firefox options so you dont need the google search bar... just type your search into the address bar and it will auto search google as long as you dont put a .com or something on the end.

go to tools > options > manage add-ons.



or view > Tool bars > customize > add new tool bar..

Try those... Good luck.

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This is where it gets weird. I just checked the Tools-add-ons and the Google Toolbar isn't there, just Google Earth and Googgle Update.

So, I went on the net and downloaded and installed the toolbar again. Restarted FF and the toolbar is not there and is not in the Tools-add-ons again.

There's got to be a version compatibility issue that I can't find.
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Got it working.

Tools - Customize. Drag and drop all the missing icons. Don't ask me why I had to do that.

When I clicked the check box for the Google Toolbar on Tools - add-ons, the space where the toolbar goes appeared but was blank, so I checked the icons and there they were. lol
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Glad you got it straightened out . How do you like FF ? I've been debating on making a change .
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Glad you got it straightened out . How do you like FF ? I've been debating on making a change .
Thanks.

In my humble opinion FF is far superior to MS Exploder. For one thing its not a MS product, therefore more secure because its not as big a target. Plus exploder is constantly being updated due to security issues.

As for browsing its simple to use and is customizeable whereas exploder has limited customization capability.

Give it a shot, it will import your "favorites" directly into it from exploder. If you don't like it, you can easily remove it.
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Got it working.

Tools - Customize. Drag and drop all the missing icons. Don't ask me why I had to do that.

When I clicked the check box for the Google Toolbar on Tools - add-ons, the space where the toolbar goes appeared but was blank, so I checked the icons and there they were. lol

Glad ya got it... there was a simple solution.. just had to get to the correct option
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I enjoy FF way more the explorer. Seems to make browsing faster
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Firefox + Plus w/ easylist subscription = good bye ad's and popups!

Highly recommend FF over IE any day of the week.
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on this machine i have both IE & FF, FF pops up when i click the desktop icons, but, i use IE to do my searches
both are set to go to Google if i go to do a search

on my XP machine, i use http://www.37.com/ for 37 search engines at the same time, each search engine posts its own results
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