The Google Toolbar offers easy searching, pop-up blocking, customization and more. The steps to take for Google Toolbar installation depend on which browser you are using. Learn how to install Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
Google Toolbar Features
Google Toolbar offers many appealing features, including a Sidewiki that allows you to comment on any webpage, a My Location service that customizes searches based on where you are, a spellcheck feature, an autofill utility and more. If you decide that you would like to add these options to your default web browser, learn the steps for Google Toolbar installation.
Google Toolbar Installation for Internet Explorer
Before beginning the Google Toolbar installation, be sure you meet the minimum system requires. Google Toolbar requires that you have Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher as your web browser and Windows XP SP2 or higher as your operating system.
Click Accept and Download to begin the Google Toolbar installation. When the File Download - Security Warning dialog box appears, click the Run button. Click Yes if you receive a User Account Control warning. (To learn more about UAC messages, read About Windows Vista UAC and How to Disable It.)
Google Toolbar installation for your IE browser will now be complete. If desired, you can opt to begin customizing your toolbar right away.
Google Toolbar Installation for Firefox
Before beginning Google Toolbar installation, be sure you meet the minimum system requires. Google Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox requires that you have Firefox 2 or above as your web browser and Windows 2000 or higher, Mac OS X 10.4 or higher or Linux.
When the Google Toolbar Installation is complete, you will be required to restart Firefox to complete the changes. Click the Restart Now button when you are ready to have your Firefox windows closed and reopened.
Your Firefox browser windows will reopen when the changes are complete. The Add-on dialog will appear, showing that the Google Toolbar was installed. You will need to setup the Google Toolbar in Firefox. Select or clear the Use Google as My Default Search Engine and Use Google as My Home Page check boxes and click Next. You can then enable advanced features or choose to skip this step for the time being and begin using the Google Toolbar. Read Guide to the Google Toolbar for Firefox to learn about all that this add-on has to offer.