Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer has been discontinued. To get the best of the web, try Google Chrome.

Search with Google Toolbar

Use the search box in your Toolbar to search the web or highlight words on a page.

How to search

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Type a word or phrase in the search box.
    • To search the web, press Enter.
    • To search specific sites, next to "Search" click the Down Arrow Down Arrow. Then pick a site.

Turn search features on or off

You can set up Google Toolbar’s search to highlight words on the page or suggest search results instantly as you type.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to Google Toolbar and click Options Options.
  3. Click General. Check the boxes next to the settings you want to turn on.
  4. Click Tools. Check the boxes next to the features you want to turn on.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Restart Internet Explorer.

Clear your search history

You can clear the history of searches you made through Google Toolbar. This won’t affect your Internet Explorer or Google Search history.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to the search box and click the Down arrow Down Arrow .
  3. Click Clear History.

Note: To keep from storing your Google Toolbar search history, you can turn it off.

Fix problems searching

If you have problems searching, try these steps:

  • Restart Internet Explorer.
  • Make sure you're connected to the Internet.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Turn off the "Instant Search" search feature.
  • Clear your cache and cookies.


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