google search bar

Luke Chatburn lchatburn at
Fri Aug 6 14:53:09 BST 2004

If I may interject, the reason for the google toolbar in Konqy, ultimately,
is to emulate some of the other neat features that the toolbar produced by
Google themselves offers:

- Image searching
- Stock searching
- Dictionary searching
- Newsgroup searching

- Site-limited search

- Page cache snapshot recovery
- Reverse link searching
- PageRank analysis
- Similar page searching

My version is old, and I assume that they have added a few new tricks since
then, but these are all useful tools and they get used in my workplace
(computing-based eduational resources and training company) every day.

And at the end of the day, it does, admittedly duplicate functionality from
gg:, or even just '? keyword' in the address bar, but so many people don't
know of those features that there are problems of people assuming that such
things don't exist, and considering Konqy the poor cousin to Mozilla,
because that does have a search toolbar section, which is patently not true.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Guillaume Laurent" <glaurent at>
To: <kde-core-devel at>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: google search bar

> Olivier Goffart wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I'd like it disabled by default too, since it adds only clutter to the
> >>interface with no new functionality,
> >>
> >>
> >
> >me too, i vote for removing it by default.
> >
> >
> I beg to differ. I was pleasantly surprised to see it when I upgraded to
> 3.3beta, even though it duplicates the 'gg:' keyword. It's just much
> more convenient and less "hackish".
> -- 
> Guillaume

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