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Google Toolbar is no longer compatible with Firefox - Here are some alternatives

As you you may have read in this blog post or in this Google Toolbar help article, the Google Toolbar is no longer compatible with Firefox. This article suggests some alternatives.

How can I access my Google Bookmarks?

To access your current Google Bookmarks, just go to www.google.com/bookmarks. Once there, you can export your Google Bookmarks and import them into Firefox if you wish:

  1. Click the Export bookmarks link on the left side of the page and save them to your desktop.
  2. Then follow the instructions in Import Bookmarks from an HTML file to get them into Firefox.
Tip: You can access your Firefox bookmarks from any computer using Firefox Sync. See How do I set up Sync on my computer? to learn how to set it up.


How can I add other Google Toolbar features to Firefox?

Actually, many Google Toolbar features are already built into Firefox. Here's a list of them with suggestions for add-ons to replace others:

Note: See Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox for help with installing add-ons.

Other solutions and alternatives

  • Make google.com your home page. It has links to all the Google services at the top.
  • Some Firefox users report that Googlebar Lite is a suitable replacement for the Google Toolbar.
  • The Google Shortcuts add-on will let you add buttons to Firefox to quickly access Google services.
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See /forums/knowledge-base-articles/707162 for related discussion about this article.

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Michael Jessie James edited and approved it.

Pew! Pew!

We should update the article to include a reference to the discontinuation of Sidewiki.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-spring-clean.html

It's probably a minor feature not really used but it would look better if we say that it's discontinued by Google than saying that we don't have an alternative for it.

Done with some other fixes. It needs review.

underpass

Hello,

Several Italian users find this add-on

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/googlebar-lite/

a very suitable replacement. It might be a good idea to suggest it in this article.

Bye :)

I took this suggestion and an addition from another contributor and put them in a new section at the end of the article. I'd like for someone else to look at this before it's approved.

Hi Michael,

Note: Some users report that the Google Toolbar can still be made to work in Firefox.

did you verify if this trick works in Firefox 10?

Gah! It doesn't work with Firefox 10. I'll remove it.

Ok I reverted to the Sept 7, 2011 version. Maybe for googlebar light we should list it in the "How can I add other Google Toolbar features to Firefox?" along with what features it replicates?

I think that it would be better to add a new section at the end of the article.

e.g.

Other solutions and alternatives

Some users report that:

So that, if someone finds a new solution/trick, we can add it in that section.

michro said

I think that it would be better to add a new section at the end of the article. e.g.

Other solutions and alternatives

Some users report that:

So that, if someone finds a new solution/trick, we can add it in that section.

Sounds like a good idea. I made a new revision (needs review).

Thanks y'all! I approved it.

Can we archive this article? It came up in a related discussion, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/re-enable-add-ons-disabled-when-updating/discuss/6294

The blog post and Google Toolbar help article mentioned in the introduction are both from 2011.

I archived this article.