Install the Google Toolbar in Internet Explorer 11

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng, Alma

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to install the Google Search Toolbar into your browser when using Internet Explorer 11.

Steps

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    First, we need to find the correct website
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    In Google, type in "Install Google Search Bar". The first one is Google.com "Install Google Toolbar". Click that.
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    The first option is Set Google as default search in Internet Explorer and notify me of changes
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    I'm going to deselect that. The second option is to Set my homepage to Google, I'm going to deselect that as well. It also mentions that Usage statistics sent by the Toolbar are not associated with your personal information and can be disabled through the Toolbar Options. Even though they cannot identify you personally, you will still be sending the results of your searches directly to Google. You can disable this if you'd like. Click Accept and Download.
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    It will ask "Do you want to run or save Google Toolbar Installer?" I'm going to run it
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    It is quite a fast process, it will download and then run a security scan
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    Here we have been asked to allow this program to make changes to the computer, click Yes.
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    Now it is installing Google Toolbar
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    The Toolbar is very useful, it allows you to search for things instantly from whatever web page you're currently on, rather than having to return directly to Google.com or to any other search engine. Some search engines are better than others and you need to find one that works best for you.
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    Google Toolbar has been downloaded and installed
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    There is a selection of options that we can look at. You can share the web with the people you care about. There is an option to install Google+ if you choose to, I choose not to.
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    At the bottom of Internet Explorer, it says, "The Google Toolbar add-on from Google Inc
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    is ready to use." I'm going to click Enable to allow it to be enabled.
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    As you can see, here we have the toolbar
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    It's going to ask you to agree to the Google Terms of Service. It's always good to read this because you never know what you're agreeing to. Read this and then select I agree.
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    If we want to get rid of the Google Toolbar, we can click the X on the left
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    We will have the option to hide the Google Toolbar temporarily or disable the Google Toolbar permanently.
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    If we right click on the Toolbar, we can also find more options
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    I'm going to click Google Toolbar Options.
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    Here we can highlight and deselect a number of options
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    We've got privacy, where we can turn off features that send information that Google told us about earlier. So if we want to stop Google from receiving information about your searches you can turn this off. Click save when you are done.
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    If we click the arrow next to the search button we have more options to search other Google affiliations such as YouTube, which is owned by Google
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    You can also share things with friends using Google+ if you have it
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    If you have a Google account, you can sign into it
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    If we go back to options we can customize the Toolbar by going to Custom Buttons on the side
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    We can get rid of Google News, it's not necessary. Then we can click save.
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    This has been a video on how to install the Google Search Toolbar to Internet Explorer 11
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    If you have any questions please leave them in the section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Questions and Answers

I can't see my search history when I press the drop down button on the Toolbar?

I installed the toolbar using your instructions absolutely fine but when I went to check the search history (very useful feature) it does not show. Is there a fix?. I have tried: I uninstalled the program and re-installed but no difference. I think it was caused by: I thought it might be because I chose not to send details of my searches to Google (first installation) however with the second installation I did not but still the same result.

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