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Old 11-19-2014, 08:56 AM   #1
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I have been using Internet Explorer for a long time and have always used Google when doing any searching.

I have now started to use Firefox more frequently and have noted that you can't use Google with it.

Under the circumstances I am wondering if anyone can recommend a suitable alternative please. I have always found Google to be very good and, if you speak to anyone about finding something they always say "Why don't you Google it" and I have never heard anyone say use a different method of searching but, surely there must be a worthy alternative.

Any help/guidance will be much appreciated. Thank you.
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What is going on that you cannot use google with firefox?
Just looking for more detail, as I do it every day.
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What is going on that you cannot use google with firefox?
Just looking for more detail, as I do it every day.
Hiya, thanks for coming in on this.

When I try to download Google Toolbar for Firefox it says that this has been discontinued and, something else says that Google Toolbar is only for Internet Explorer and so I don't continue any further.


It also says that "updates and fixes are no longer available and it is strongly recommended that you discontinue using it"


If you have any other suggestions I will be most grateful.

Thanks for trying to help.
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Well, first you may want to look here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...e-with-firefox

As an alternative, you can always download and use Chrome. Its not my favorite browser, but there is nothing wrong with it. FF is what I have used the longest, so I feel more comfortable with it. In this case, you are asking for suggestions, so I would suggest Chrome as an alternative (I bet the google toolbar works with their web browser.)

You can find that here: https://www.google.com/chrome/

I hope this helps.

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I just noticed the title! Sorry!
Alternatives off of the top of my head would be Yahoo, and Bing, though I do not use either of them.
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Can I ask why you need to use the google toolbar? why not just go to google.com in a new tab?
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Can I ask why you need to use the google toolbar? why not just go to google.com in a new tab?
I was hoping to avoid asking that. It was going to be a last resort question as I was thinking he had already figured that one out.
After all, Firefox plasters Google all over itself from install so...
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Thanks for the help folks.

I use the Google Toolbar because it nestles nicely at the top of my screen and is very quick and easy to type something in and hey presto!

I was just looking for something similar to use.
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The search bar (Top right) will do the same. Just select Google from the drop down menu if it is not the default already.
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I don't use Firefox and I think its updated fully but I just did a quick test search and it worked fine

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The search bar (Top right) will do the same. Just select Google from the drop down menu if it is not the default already.
I don't seem to have this 'drop-down box' with Google in it. Any guidance to find this would help please. Many thanks.
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