Dave’s Toolbar Search

On the one hand, I disapprove of Windows configurations which try to conflate the content on my desktop with internet content. I don’t want my web favorites listed in the titlebar of all my windows. I would prefer to doubleclick my icons to open them. Blurring those boundaries is a bad thing. On the other hand, I’ve quickly fallen in love with Dave’s Quick Search Deskbar, which puts a search textbox on your Windows taskbar and automatically pulls up a browser window with the results of your search. It defaults to Google search, but has many nifty tags and is open for adding your own functionality as well. It’s unobtrusive (so long as you don’t mind giving up the taskbar real estate) and actually makes it easier to use my computer. [via the highly recommended Mackenab.com]

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