Google Instant Now On New Google Toolbar 7

Google Instant continues to spread. The company has just announced that it’s one of several new features on Google Toolbar 7 for Internet Explorer 8 and 9.


Google Instant has to be activated via the Toolbar Options menu, and once it’s on, Instant works the same way it does on The Escape button on your keyboard takes you back to the page you were on before you started searching.

Another new feature is personalization on the toolbar — the tools you use most will remain visible, while others will be moved to a “More” button.

Finally, Google has collected all of its privacy settings on a new options menu tab. It looks like users can choose which “enhanced features” to activate/disable on an individual basis


The new toolbar is available for download now in English, and will be ready in other supported languages within the next week.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Instant | Google: Toolbar


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