Thursday, 4 December 2003

The Google Deskbar

The Register: "On the Google Deskbar"

Congratulations, you're using Internet Explorer. Google's Deskbar uses the WebBrowser control; Internet Explorer (IEXPLORE.EXE) is merely a frame window which hosts a WebBrowser. I've no doubt that the actual search HTTP access code uses the WinInet library.

Until Mozilla or Konqueror manage to become this embeddable, I don't think we'll see a Mac or Linux deskbar (not to mention that Linux has two major desktop environments, KDE and Gnome, which implement taskbar embedding in different ways).

I find it ironic, since El Reg is heavily in the ABM camp.

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