Google Toolbar for Firefox

Google Toolbar for Firefox (Firefox) 7.1.20110316

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Translations, side-wikis and sharing instantly via Firefox

Google Toolbar for Firefox can no longer be downloaded. Take a look at Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer instead. View full description

PROS

  • Translates pages automatically in Firefox
  • Allows you to share web pages instantly
  • Write your own side wiki opinions of web pages
  • Lots of other browser enhancements

CONS

  • Can get cluttered with too many gadgets
  • May cause memory leak problems

Good
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Google Toolbar for Firefox can no longer be downloaded. Take a look at Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer instead.

Google Toolbar for Firefox extends the browser even more allowing you to share pages directly, write side-wikis about the pages you are viewing, auto-translate pages instantly in Firefox and much more.

Other features include a multi-language spell check, Google search box and a built-in auto-filler for forms and other fields. You can even check your Gmail via the toolbar without having to open your inbox within Firefox. Other add-ons you may choose to select or deselect is a pagerank tool. The number of buttons you can add is a bit overwhelming in fact and can soon leave Firefox looking bloated and cluttered. You can also sync toolbars across two computers so that they are identical on both machines.

Most worryingly however is the memory leak associated with Google Toolbar. I was using the latest version of Firefox (version 3.6.3) on Mac and found that at random moments, it leaks memory terribly meaning that Firefox simply freezes with the spinning wheel of death crashing the browser. I haven't experienced the same problem on Windows although it is listed by Mozilla as an add-on that is susceptible to this problem. The only solution is to deactivate or uninstall it in your Add-Ons menu and wait until Mozilla and Google find a solution.

Google Toolbar is designed to increase productivity and make life easier although if you experience memory leaks with the latest version of Firefox using it may be more trouble than it's worth.

User reviews about Google Toolbar for Firefox

  • "I dont like it,Internet Explorer-GOOGLE toolbar much much better"

    google toolbar in Internet Explorer is the best! I am very sad because in windows 8, the words translation no longer ex... More.

    reviewed on March 3, 2016

  • xroofer

    by xroofer

    "Waste of time"

    Google toolbar could not be installed because it is not compatible with firefox 10.0.02. Submitted my review and it sai... More.

    reviewed on March 17, 2012

  • oldnikko

    by oldnikko

    "Doesn't work with Fiefox 8.0"

    When are you gonna fix this shortcoming? Irritating that I've lost so many neat things, like site search and so on.... More.

    reviewed on November 18, 2011

  • victornorman

    by victornorman

    "Not work"

    It simply does not work with firefox ver 7.0.1. now they say my review is to short to submit. It just does not work wor... More.

    reviewed on October 10, 2011

  • "Downloading & installing Google Toolbar for Firefox"

    Firefox refuses to allow the download as it states that this version is not compatible with Firefox 5. . More.

    reviewed on July 15, 2011

  • centralos1

    by centralos1

    "Can not get the thing to install?????????????????"

    Hi, Using Firefox 5.0 but install is not compatible. Download completely unusable! the first time I’ve had a proble... More.

    reviewed on July 15, 2011