The New Yahoo! Toolbar: Works with Firefox, Not with Windows 7
Article by George Norman
On 23 Jun 2009
Just the other day we were advising you to pay attention to the various installation options that come bundled with the latest version of the Yahoo! developed instant messaging client, Yahoo! Messenger 9. These installation options will change your default search engine, will modify your browser’s home page and will even install new software on your machine: the new Yahoo! Toolbar.

Now I know that most of you are getting kind of fed up with toolbars, but this latest offering from Yahoo! comes with some handy features you might want to know about, features that might persuade some of you to install it after all – either independently or when upgrading from previous Yahoo! Messenger versions to version 9.0 (like version 6.0 through 7.5 which will be retired soon).


“The new Yahoo! Toolbar, already available on Internet Explorer, is now available on Firefox (beta) to make it easier for you to keep on top of your online world. You can get helpful suggestions in the search box in the Yahoo! Toolbar and jump right to search results on sites like Flickr, Wikipedia, and more. You can also preview sites and customize the toolbar with cool apps,” explained the Yahoo! Search Team.

The Yahoo! Toolbar 2.0 Beta provides the following functionality:
- Protects your system from spyware thanks to its Anti-Spy feature.
- Helps you mange your web experience: preview information from your favorite sites, easily access your favorite web pages, get instant Yahoo! search suggestions as you type.
- Stay in touch with your contacts as the toolbar instantly alerts you when you have a new email in your Yahoo! mail inbox.
- FoxyTunes music add-on.
- Faster search: the search box offers query suggestion, recalls sites based on your recent search history, directly searches other web sites (like Flickr and Wikipedia).

"The new Yahoo! Toolbar now offers greater customization and more immediate access to the information you care about most from across the entire web – not just Yahoo! sites. Currently available if you’re using Internet Explorer 6+ and now for Firefox (as a beta), too, our new toolbar also helps you do some really handy things By bringing the best of the web together in one place, we want to make the web work better for you – right from within your toolbar. Get started by downloading the new Yahoo! Toolbar [here],” explained Senior Director with Yahoo! Front Doors, Burke Culligan.

Sounds like an interesting toolbar to try out, too bad that it does not work with Windows 7. Read Write Web’s Sarah Perez reports that users running Windows 7 Release Candidate (with IE8) are unable to get the toolbar.

Tags: Yahoo!, Yahoo! Toolbar, Firefox, Windows 7
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