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By Chris Williams. Published: 6th Sep 2002, 19:20:43 | Permalink | Printable

Andy Poole releases his Google toolbar for RISC OS

Google.com requires no introduction, being the internet's definitive search engine, you can literally find anything on it.

Which is why Andrew Poole has today released his Google Toolbar for RISC OS. This application sits quietly on your desktop and fires off queries to google.com via your web browser whenever you want to look something up.

"The program is a copy of the Google Toolbar which has been available for Windows computers running Internet Explorer for some time, and allows you to search the web, search for images, search the Usenet archive and the web directory from your desktop", explains Andy in his announcement.

The toolbar is known to work with all RISC OS browsers except Fresco, although this is being looked in to.


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Download yourself a copy of this now. It's great. I have google as my homepage but this app allows me to go directly to the search results without having to load the search page.

Loadsa fun. :-) -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 7/9/02 10:47PM
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It is nice. And I'm not just saying that because my name is on the credits


 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 8/9/02 2:53AM
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Really Good! (but it does need a "I'm Feeling Lucky" button ;)

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 8/9/02 7:15AM
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but I can't make the toolbar longer because it wouldn't work on 800x600 monitors :|

Ideas of how to get round this?


 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 8/9/02 8:43AM
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Dynamically resize it.

 is a RISC OS Userian on 8/9/02 11:10AM
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I did suggest this. Wimp_DragBox 2 is your best friend (PRM 3-145).

Or scale it to a percentage of the desktop width, use OS_ReadModeVariable (PRM 1-709) to get the screen details and then Wimp_SetExtent (PRM 3-164) to define the window size.


 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 8/9/02 12:34PM
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I like it; but can you make the 'title bar' grey and not blue? :-)

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 8/9/02 3:29PM
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It is for the next version :)

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 8/9/02 4:43PM
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 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 8/9/02 6:05PM
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