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One very good feature of Google’s Chrome is the page which you get when you open a new tab which gives  thumbnail previews of Most Visited, Recent Bookmarks and Recently closed tabs.


You can now get this page in Firefox if you install the new Google Toolbar 5 beta.

When you open a new tab, Google Toolbar can preload it with useful information. With one click, you can get to the web resources you use most often.

Most visited thumbnails

Links to websites you visit the most

Chances are you visit some websites on a regular basis. The Google new tab page provides up to nine image thumbnails and links for those websites automatically.

Click a thumbnail to open a website, or right-click it to access options to open it in another new tab or in a new window. Thumbnails won’t display until Toolbar has saved at least three thumbnails.


Recent bookmarks

Recently saved websites

Up to nine most recently created Google bookmarks and browser bookmarks appear on the page for easy access.





Recently closed tabs

Recently closed tabs

Links to tabs that you’ve closed within the past five minutes are stored in case you accidentally close something. Up to three links are displayed.

Some other features of the toolbar are –


You can read about all the features here.



No more installing the plugin to Stumble on to great sites. Plugins have to be downloaded and installed to be used and it tends to repel people as they associated it with malware.

The web toolbar is supposed to launch tonight and would be replicating much of StumbleUpon’s functionality. To access the web toolbar, just visit the revamped StumbleUpon homepage and click on one of the recommended links.

The toolbar sits conveniently at the top of the browser window in its own frame, with a prominent “Stumble” button sitting aside a set of stars for rating the sites you come across. The service uses cookies to persistently keep track of your actions across multiple sessions (you can import this data to the toolbar if you ever choose to install it).


Google toolbar 5 beta which was earlier available only for Internet Explorer has been released for Firefox. The toolbar has some really cool features like support for Google gadgets, integration with Google Notebook, multiple profiles for AutoFill and synchronized settings.

Three new and improved features are –


Support gadgets with custom buttons

With support for live feeds and custom site search, Google Toolbar custom buttons are more than just bookmarks. Now custom buttons can even support Google Gadgets – when you click on the icon, the gadget will pop down from the Toolbar, no matter what site you are on and close when you are done with it. You can add some of your favorite Google Gadgets to your Toolbar. Learn more or view the gallery

Take your Toolbar with you

Now you can access all of your Toolbar settings, bookmarks and custom buttons from any computer, no matter whether you’re at home or on the go. Select the option to ‘Access your Toolbar settings everywhere’ in the Toolbar sign-in menu. Then, when you sign in to Google Toolbar on any computer where it is installed, your settings will be updated and any changes you make during that session will be saved. Learn more

Get organized with Notebook

Google Notebook is included with Google Toolbar 5, to make clipping, collecting and sharing information as you browse the web even easier. Notebook users will be able to access all of their current notebooks, and even add to them using the ‘Star’ icon.To launch the mini-notebook window, simply click on the ‘Notebook’ icon. Notebooks will also appear in the Bookmarks list, and you can navigate to all saved links from the bookmark menu. Learn more

You can read the whole list of features here and download Google toolbar for Firefox here.

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The Digg team has launched a new Firefox 3 Digg extension. Some of the features are-

  • Notifications – No matter where you are on the web, you can discover popular Digg stories and stay up to date on what your friends are Digging, submitting and commenting. These notifications are fully customizable. Within your preferences you can track different categories and media types, and turn notifications on or off.
  • Digg Toolbar – Displays Digg counts & comments as you browse around the web. You can also Digg and submit stories directly from the toolbar, which is collapsible to save space. Note that the toolbar respects user privacy by passing only hashed URLs to Digg to check if they’ve already been submitted.
  • Customize – In addition to setting topics for notifications of popular stories and your Digg username for notifications of friends’ activity, you can customize the placement of the notification window, how long it displays, and how links should be opened.
  • Follow Your Friends – A great way to discover the best content is to see what your friends are doing on Digg. Enter your Digg username in the settings window to receive notifications when you friends Digg, submit, or comment on stories. To go back and look at earlier notifications, click the Digg icon at the status bar at the bottom of the browser. All notifications can also be snoozed if you want to temporarily turn them off.

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You can get the extension here.

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Google has updated the toolbar just in time for the Firefox 3 release. Although Firefox 3 has advanced search capabilities downloading the toolbar is worth because
1. You can add favorite buttons.
2. Bookmark ! – Simply click the Toolbar’s star icon, or right- click the star to add and label bookmark. You’ll be able to access your Bookmarks menu on any computer with the new Google Toolbar installed.
3. New! Send To- You can use your Google Toolbar to share web pages via email, text message (SMS), or blog. To share an entire page, select from the Toolbar’s “Send To” menu; to share an excerpt, simply select the section of the page you want to share before clicking “Send To.”

still the new beta toolbar has’t been made available for Firefox.

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