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Old 07-13-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
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So I have now come to a major bend:

I have looked at these toolbars and can still not decide which one to use: www.google.com, www.hotbot.com, http://www.download.com/Viewpoint-T...tml?tag=lst-0-7 .....

Which one should I use?????
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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They all do about the same.

I happen to use the Yahoo! toolbar, since I have a Yahoo! email account. It has fast buttons for my mail, etc.

My wife uses the MSN toolbar for the same reason, she uses a Hotmail account and fast buttons for a Hotmail user.

Pick you poison, they all do about the same.
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yes, I have the yahoo toolbar too. very nice. but, I don't know much about hotbot. I do know that my spyware detection programs have found lots of spyware from them before, so watch out.
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Personally I dont use toolbars, they seem to get in the way/slow down page loading. Unless you need it for specific features- e.g. ebay, yahoo mail, etc. I really dont see the point.

What are you looking to use it for?
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The MSN Toolbar come with an actual working Popup Blocker (if you don't have SP2 its very useful) - doesn't come with Spyware (Hotbot) - and isn't scum (Hotbot and Google). Also has the MSN Search built in; can access many MSN Pages quickly - and has a highlighting tool.
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Yes thats all very well but... Can it cook me breakfast? :P
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I got a google one. My IE seems so bare without one! Its great at blocking pop ups and saves me goign to google alot. Also ebay tool bars good too!
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I can think of so many tortures I'd prefer to have done to me than use the Ebay 'Tool'bar (with Tool in the loosest sense of the word) - one is what you would have done to the Drunken Sailor. The rest are too crude to comment on.
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