Google Toolbar 2 for Firefox

Version two of the Google Toolbar for Firefox is now available for download.  It has all the same features as before with a few additional ones such as feed integration, mailto: links can open a Gmail compose window (if you don't already have that feature through Google Talk), and the safe browsing extension is now a part of the toolbar.

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Version two of the Google Toolbar for Firefox is now available for download.  It has all the same features as before with a few additional ones such as feed integration, mailto: links can open a Gmail compose window (if you don't already have that feature through Google Talk), and the safe browsing extension is now a part of the toolbar.  The official announcement can be found on the official Google blog.

"This new release includes feed integration with the Google Personalized Homepage and a number of other feed readers. We've made searching better by including previous queries, spelling corrections, and suggestions for popular choices. Gmail fans might appreciate having the mailto: links in Firefox open a compose window in Gmail -– no more copying and pasting email addresses. And to combat the ever-increasing threat of phishing, we've integrated the Safe Browsing extension into Toolbar to alert you when a page is trying to steal sensitive information. Check out everything in the new Toolbar here."  -- Official Google Blog, Justin Voskuhl, Software Engineer.

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It would have been nice to see the Google Bookmarks integration in the new version -- lets just hope it's available in the next release.  On the other side of the coin, it is nice that they have integrated the "Safe Browsing" feature to help stop phishing attacks in Firefox, but what about IE? It should be a high priority to make this feature available to Internet Explorer as the majority still use it -- making phishing attacks still a huge problem.

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