Groowe Search Toolbar for Firefox

Groowe Search Toolbar for Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.6.9
File Size:
112.75KB
Date Added:
February 11, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
25,642
Downloads Last Week:
4
Additional Requirements:
Firefox: 2.0 - 3.6.

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' review

Search toolbars may be the most common of Firefox add-ons, and not without reason, since they let users quickly search the Web directly from the toolbar. Groowe Search Toolbar for Firefox adds a customizable metasearch toolbar to your Firefox interface. It automatically and simultaneously queries a list of search engines that you specify, returning more results more quickly than searching each engine one by one. It searches not only a variety of popular search engines but also Wikipedia and social media and sharing sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Digg.

We installed Groowe Search Toolbar and restarted Firefox. The new toolbar appeared at the bottom of our Firefox toolbar panel. Clicking the small icon on the far left edge of the Groowe toolbar called up a file menu accessing Help, FAQ, and About files; a blog and other links; and an entry to open the add-on's Options dialog. This is the familiar add-and-remove dialog; it's a pair of panels, one listing all sites, and another selected sites, with arrows to add or remove sites from either list and the ability to move selected sites up or down in order of access. A button let us choose any individual search engine's toolbar entry and customize what it displays: Web, images, market, and so on. We removed some social media sites and substituted some good but less common search engines, closed the dialog, and restarted Firefox. We entered a search, and the Groowe Search Toolbar opened a window displaying Google results. The second icon on the toolbar selects the next search engine in the list; clicking it opened results for our search in Bing, Yahoo, Wikipedia, and even Amazon.com. A drop-down menu let us choose any of our selected search engines for the main toolbar display, each with its customized selection of icons and features. The toolbar contains some useful extras, such as a search highlighter and a page search tool.

We've never really taken to browser search toolbars, but Groowe Search Toolbar for Firefox made us take another look. The ability to choose just what it displays and when answers most of the objections about earlier toolbars and their all-or-nothing choices.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "impressive"

    April 09, 2013   |   By bldcc

    Version: Groowe Search Toolbar for Firefox 1.6.9

    Pros

    This is an impressive replacement for the Google Toolbar, dropped by churlish Google. The number of sites that can be added to the toolbar is impressive, more than 10 pages of extra choices. The toolbar includes a button for highlighting the search term. The options across the toolbar for shopping and news are strong.

    Cons

    There's no autofill, but the toolbar's autofill only worked about half the time for me. (So I got LastPass.) Certainly a good number of Google Toolbar's other options are lacking.

    Summary

    It's not for everybody,, but this is an easy way to get all the search engines you want on a Mozilla browser. Going through the add-ons registry trying to find them all is difficult and not always successful..

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  • 1 stars

    "ARE YOU KIDDING?"

    November 27, 2010   |   By modifidious08

    Version: Groowe Search Toolbar for Firefox 1.6.9

    Pros

    i don't like anything about it

    Cons

    everything about it

    Summary

    Firefox already allows you to add in other search engines, even for FB, etc.

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