In a world of instant gratification--faster loading speeds, quicker navigation, hot key combinations, and so on--who likes to wait for a browser to launch and then navigate from a home page to the Web site you really want to visit? This nifty little add-on will help remove these speed bumps from your surfing.
MuvEnum Address Bar (the name doesn't roll effortlessly off the tongue, but it's the result that counts) installs a URL address field and Go button to your system tray. It launches when you boot, so it's there even before you open a browser, ready to take you to cyberspace.
This free utility performed very well during our tests. We liked its autofill feature for completing URLs once we started typing in the field, and we also appreciated that it opened new tabs instead of new instances of the browser when we entered another URL. We note that it operated only with our default browser: when we opened a different browser, then entered a URL into the MuvEnum field, the tool ignored the open window and launched the site in our default browser. Some users may appreciate this, others may not.
This little tool is simple enough for anyone to use. Those users who need more speed for everything they do certainly will appreciate this freeware.