Editors' reviewThis search tool offers a few unique features but also suffers from several problems. Despite its name, this application installs in your system tray rather than as a browser add-on like traditional toolbars. All settings are accessible via a right click, though there is no main window or control panel. Like many competitors, the program lets you troll several popular search engines, get quick access to news, and browse shopping sites such as Amazon.com. You also can get the latest updates on computer viruses, though at the time of this review, the entries were months out of date. Interestingly, Shortcut Search Toolbar gives you timely travel updates related to homeland security, and you can have the system-tray icon change colors as the threat level increases or decreases. The pop-up blocker handles most simple ads but won't work with Windows XP, leaving many users out in the cold. Perhaps this program's most handy feature is all functions being accessible via a hot key, though learning them all by memory will take plenty of time. This free utility makes an informative tool for world-conscious users, but given its issues we can't give it our wholehearted support.
Shortcut Search Toolbar provides quick and easy access to multiple search engines and Favorites. Search results are subsequently displayed within an HTML page in an integrated manner. To activate this innovative tool and invoke some of its many features, simply strike the Alt+M hot key, click the dice in the tray for pop-up-menu navigation, or strike one of the 12 predefined shortcuts. This tool provides every key feature contained within other popular search-engine toolbars with the key advantage of not wasting space on your browser. It saves time and enhances searching and Web navigation. Shortcut Agent is a tray component of Shortcut Search with a robust arsenal of features, such as automated schedulers for updating a plethora of categories, and alerts including Top News Headlines, Top Sellers (books, cars, home entertainment), NASA Discoveries, Virus Alerts Advisories, and Travel/Homeland Security Advisories. Best of all, it's free and easy to customize, install, and uninstall. Version 220.127.116.11 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, and bug fixes.
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