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google logoGoogle Desktop is an application for Windows, MacOS and Linux that allows users to search the files located on their PC in much the same way as internet searches are performed. Traditionally, searching for local files has been done by file name only. More in depth searches, like searching for a particular word within a file, are slow due to the fact that each file has to be opened and searched individually. Google Desktop avoids this issue by indexing files, which means the contents of local files can be quickly searched.

Google Desktop also provides the ability to run desktop widgets (known as Gadgets), which can be freely downloaded and used across all three operating systems.

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How to Use Google Desktop on a Linux PC

Google Desktop for Linux is a great way to keep track of, and search your computer. Google's indexing technology makes it easy to keep constant tabs on what's on your system...

Put Your Favorite Online Services on Your Desktop

Google Desktop is an excellent platform for quick offline interaction with your online services. Find out how to properly set up the platform and add a Google Calendar gadget....

What are Google Gadgets and Their Uses?

With increasing popularity, Google gadgets have successfully carved a niche for themselves in the virtual world. Here we focus on what Google Gadgets are, their features, platforms...

Configuring Alerts for Google Desktop

Google Desktop is a power (almost-) software suite. Especially in Windows, the sidebar makes a great impact. Its integrated feature for presenting gadget alerts can make your...

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    How to Fix Problems in Using Google Desktop and Outlook

    Does Outlook program crashes or shut down after installing Google Desktop for Windows? How to continue indexing Outlook email without experiencing issues with Google Desktop and Outlook? Read the...

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    Using Google Desktop Search With Outlook

    When you download Google Desktop, it adds a toolbar in Outlook. If you are not sure whether you want to keep it or are having issues with the add-in, learn how to work with this handy and beneficial feature...

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    Using the Windows 7 Search Feature

    Microsoft noticed a weak spot in its desktop search when Google's desktop search application suddenly became popular. The company's efforts prior to Windows 7 were largely derided, but things have...

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    The Most Useful Google Calendar Plugins

    Google calendar has quickly become the go to application for increased productivity and organization. Developers are constantly working to create plug-ins and add-ons to make using your Google calendar...

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    Google Chrome, Windows Task Manager, and Your Hard Drive

    Google Chrome seems to have the habit of chattering away at your hard drive whether you are doing anything or not. I think they might be seeing each other on the side. Let's find out with Windows Task...

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How to Fix Problems in Using Google Desktop and Outlook

Does Outlook program crashes or shut down after installing Google Desktop for Windows? How to continue indexing Outlook email without experiencing issues with Google Desktop and...

Uninstalling Google Desktop

Learning how to uninstall Google Desktop from a computer is very easy. If you want to remove Google Desktop Search but are not sure how to do it, here are some methods to try....