Looking for Google Toolbar for Chrome? This is a complete guide for you to get all features. Some features of the Google Toolbar is built in to Chrome. Some can be brought in using extensions. Read on for getting all of them up and running on your Chrome. According to “The Google System” a leading blog on Google services, Google claims that Chrome has all the features of Google Toolbar built in to it, but there are many missing pieces. He has given a list of 12 Google Toolbar features that Chrome does not have.
Google Toolbar for Chrome
But still, when you visit the toolbar website using Chrome, Google tells you “You’re using Chrome, that’s great. All of the features of Google Toolbar are already built into your browser. You can search from the address bar. Create bookmarks with one click.”” Lets find out the missing Google Chrome Toolbar ! I am trying to help those who are looking for those missing features, with the help of some extensions. So, thanks Alex Chitu for this list.
Google Chrome Toolbar – Complete Set Up Guide for Missing Features
This guide was written to help you get those missing Google Chrome Toolbar features. Most of them are inbuilt so you will not have trouble finding them, but for some, you will need help! So, here it is.
1. Searching the Current Site.
You have an option to search inside a website. All you need to do is type the website’s address and press tab and you will get the option to search within that site.
Another solution is this extension. It will add an easy to use icon on your Google Chrome toolbar, click to search the site that you are on. Simple!
2. Highlighting the Search Terms on the Page You’re Visiting
This can be enabled using an extension. Name of the extension is “Highlight Keywords for Google Search” It works pretty neat, except for one small bug. When you are searching something, the extension will hilight those words even on your search results page on Google. It looked bad. The extension also provides an icon to enable/disable this on a webpage. Quite handy, right?
3. Changing the Google Search Site
“maybe you are in France and want to use Google.com instead of Google.fr” is the requirement mentioned by Alex. This can be done with a little tweaking. Find out about that here (yea, from Google System)
4. Switching Search Engine Without Re-entering the Query.
“preserving the query in the search box and switching to other Google services. For example, you can go from Google Search to Google Scholar without losing the query” This is possible with Search Assistant extension. When you do a search from the Omnibar, Chrome will use your default search engine, like Google.co.in or Google.co.fr depending up on your location. After installing this extension, look for a search icon at the extreme right of your Omnibar, click on it and you will get a list of other search engines. Default options are Google.com, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay. Right click on this icon and select “options” to add more to this list!
5. Showing the Page Rank of the Page
Plenty of extensions available for this one. There are simple ones showing only the pagerank and complex ones with Alexa rank and more SEO related results. Click here to find a lot of them.
6. Spell checking powered by an online service (not by a local dictionary)
I almost lost it on this one. The closest I could find was this extension. It is a spell checker which supports 12 languages on its spell check. But I have a better news for you. Chrome’s spell check is getting better and smarter connected to web. Read more about it here. Turns out, I got this news also from Google System!
7. The “share” button that supports services like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, etc.
Again, plenty of extensions for this one. You can choose extensions for your favourite services or pick one which can share to many services. Click here.
8. Integration with Google Bookmarks
Chromesync works perfect for me for storing my bookmarks. I would suggest you all switch to it if you are yet to do so. If you need help importing them to Chrome, here is your user guide. If you want to keep them separate on Chrome, well, extensions are there to help. I found a few of them. Click here.
9. Custom buttons that combine search features with feeds and other useful information
I give up on this one! I couldn’t really understand the concept because I have little experience with toolbar (un-installed it after I tried it for sometime, that’s what I remember) Anyone here knows a similar extension? Some features are available as Chrome extensions developed by Google, Alex writes. I am including them here, and linking them to those extensions. ps: I got an update from the developer, this partially uses a web service. 10. the Google +1 button and Google+ notifications (official page here) 11. Google Related 12. Quick Scroll. Final Thoughts Yes, almost all these missing features can be added to Chrome using extensions. It may be because Google felt there are less takers for these features. But as Alex points out, its not misleading to say that “All of the features of GoogleToolbar are already built into [Chrome]””