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Making Google Easier with Google Tools

You can use Google even when the page isn't currently in your browser. It's simple to do with the following tools and features.

Here's how.

NOTE: The Google Browser Buttons should work for recent versions of most browsers, but may not work on older ones.

Google Browser Buttons are available at

  • Built-in Browser Support
    Several web browsers have built-in support for search engines — including, of course, Google.

  • Make Google Your Homepage
    To have the Google home page appear whenever you start your browser, click on the "Make Google Your Homepage" link on Google's home page. If the link is missing, follow the instructions listed on

  • Make Google Your Default Search Engine
    For instructions, visit


    Set up your system to make Google easier to access. For hints and answers to selected problems, see the Solutions page in the Appendix.

    1. If you use Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Internet Explorer 5.5 or a more recent version, install the Google Deskbar on your system.

    2. If you use a browser that supports the Google Toolbar, install it on your system. If you use another browser, install Google Browser Buttons on your system.

    3. Make Google your home page.

    4. Make Google your default search engine.

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