Google launches Deskbar software

Internet search company Google will roll out its free Google Deskbar software this week, which allows Windows users to search the...

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Internet search company Google will roll out its free Google Deskbar software this week, which allows Windows users to search the web and applications without opening a browser.

The Deskbar appears as a small inset window on the Windows toolbar and lets users perform searches without leaving desktop tasks as long as the computer is connected to the internet.

Keyboard shortcuts allow users to run queries, typing "Ctrl+Alt+G" to perform Google searches from applications. There are also keyboard shortcuts for Google News, images and the company's Froogle shopping comparison searches.

The Deskbar requires the Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP operating systems and Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher to run.

The tool is an experimental release from Google Labs and can be downloaded at toolbar.google.com/deskbar/.

Scarlett Pruitt writes for IDG News Service

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