Vista Toolbar for FireFox

By Vista-Toolbar Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

We were geared up to love this toolbar for the simple reason that it offered a few extras typically not found in the plethora of other Firefox extension out there. Unfortunately, not all of Vista Toolbar for Firefox's features worked for us.

Vista Toolbar resembles your typical toolbar as it stretches across your Firefox window. We were excited to find a few different (but not unique) options on the toolbar, such as the highlighter and zoom tools. The option to add custom buttons to the toolbar is a nice touch. We noticed that a few of the shortcut links were inactive, but we couldn't remove them because the Options menu wouldn't open. As a result, we also have no way of knowing what other standard features are included. Another downside, the privacy shortcut button, which is supposed to let you clear your history, cache, and even Recycle Bin directly from the toolbar, wouldn't work.

There just aren't enough workable features on this toolbar to warrant a recommendation from us. Users should keep looking for a full Firefox extension.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 12, 2007
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

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Total Downloads 2,743
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Developer's Description

Vista-Toolbar provides updatable Windows Vista specific functions incorporated in single Toolbar and available for older versions of Windows. Google, Yahoo, Alexa, Ebay and other search features are supported. Some of them are listed here: advanced Search using most popular search engines; over 30 search and metasearch engines; search Term Highlighting; page Zoom In/Out feature; advanced navigation on eBay, MySpace and other most popular Web sites; provides Alexa Ranking feature for navigated pages; and easy access to Skype features.

Also powerful PopUp Blocker; privacy toolkit (keeps your computer safe from unwanted private data storing); displays real time weather information; provides form AutoFill function; supports toolbar extension by adding your custom buttons on toolbar; allows toolbar configuration by setting list of buttons which will be displayed on toolbar. Plus, supports one click uninstall and update features. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.