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Google Toolbar API – Guide to Making Custom Buttons

Guide to Making Custom Buttons for Google Toolbar 5

This document describes how to make custom buttons. Custom buttons currently work only on Internet Explorer.



What is a Custom Button?

A custom button is a push button that you can add to the Google Toolbar that can have custom navigation, search, send and update capabilities. Notably, a custom search button can use most any website’s search engine, not just Google’s.

When clicked on, a search button can perform any of the following tasks:

  • Navigate the browser to a website, like a bookmark
  • Navigate the browser to a website and run that website’s search engine, searching for the text the user has typed into the toolbar search box. For example, a Wikipedia button would go to wikipedia.org and search for the term you’ve entered. (It can go to any one of a number of locale-specific websites based on the toolbar’s locale.)
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