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Old 02-05-04, 03:08 PM
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DVD Talk Toolbar Beta - w/ Pop-up Blocker

All,

We're excited to announce the beta release of our new DVD Talk Toolbar:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/toolbar/toolbar.exe

- The Ability to search DVD Talk:
o DVD Reviews
o Theatrical Reviews
o Adult DVD Reviews
o Easter Egg Database
o Video Game Reviews
o DVD Talk Price Search

- Search The Following Online DVD Stores
o DeepDiscountDVD
o Amazon
o DVD Empire
o Adult DVD Empire
o HKFlix
o Ebay

- Book Stores
o BookCloseouts
o Amazon Books
o B&N

- Move info & Review Sites
o IMBD
o Rotten Tomatoes
o Yahoo Movies

- Google Search

Also it will have quick links to:
o DVD Talk w/ a Drop down to all our columns
o DVD Talk Reviews
o DVD Talk Forum w/ a Drop Down to all Forum Areas

It also features:

- A Pop-up Blocker 'Approved' to be used on the DVD Talk Forum
- Uninstall with 1 click
- No Spyware
- Compatability with other Search Toolbars

Here's the download link for the beta release:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/toolbar/toolbar.exe

If you download the beta, please post your thoughts/feedback/bug reports/etc here. We hope to have the final release version in the next week or so!
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Old 02-05-04, 04:07 PM
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Nice! I downloaded.
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Old 02-05-04, 04:16 PM
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Be sure to check back here for updates. Already caught 2 bugs and adding some stores.
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Old 02-05-04, 04:21 PM
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Nice. Any way to have as part of the options, an auto-login for dvdtalk? A login button that remembers your username and password would be really nice.

Also under "Search" in the various stores categories, it would be nice to have the fav-icons next to the store names. And An option to trim down the bar a little. I love the DVDTALK forum button, but i have little need for the Review button and would love to make it go away.
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Old 02-05-04, 04:27 PM
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"Clear Cache" under "options" just brings up a blank dialog box with Yes or No as options. And "Clear History" seems to do nothing.

(Win 2000 svr. / IE 6.0)
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Old 02-05-04, 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
Already caught 2 bugs and adding some sores.
I hear there's a new over-the-counter cream that will clear that right up.

Don't ban me! I'll download the toolbar when I get home from work.
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Old 02-05-04, 07:29 PM
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Speaking of work, no problems w/XP Pro and no admin rights.

We likesss it, yesss, we doesss.

What's the thingie just to the right of the Block PopUp box?
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Old 02-05-04, 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by Wizdar
What's the thingie just to the right of the Block PopUp box?
It's a highlighter for the words you entered into the search box. It'll be grayed out until you do a search
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Old 02-06-04, 02:21 AM
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Any chance of you getting this to work for mozilla? I want it!
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Old 02-06-04, 02:48 AM
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I've never even tried the Google Toolbar so I just played around with it. I like the auto fill and pop-up blocker feature but don't really care for the rest of it. Think I prefer just having the links to search that way.

Wish it would automatically clear a previous search when you click the search bar again to type a new one rather being limited to clearing it each time either via the clear button or highlighting it all manually and deleting (can't even double click to highlight it all). I had unchecked the drop-down search history as well as everything else under the search options minus make Google the default search for IE.

When I uninstalled it it reset my standard buttons text labels so I had to configure those again. It also didn't uninstall the Google folder it created in the program groups nor its .dll file as well as remove the Google folder in the users application data folder (the one that the auto fill file info is stored though it did delete that file). A good uninstall program should not have left those behind and I hate having to go around to clean up after a program.

Lastly, explorer.exe refused to shutdown on a reboot which rarely happens on this computer.

Anyway, perhaps I will try this one after the final release. Perhaps include the screenshot (edit; I included it below also) of what it looks like so everyone can see it like you did in the other thread (I'm a visual person).

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Old 02-06-04, 09:06 AM
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It won't install on my laptop (XP Home).

I also have the Yahoo browser (which I detest, but need). Could this be the conflict? IE is the default.
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Old 02-07-04, 03:12 PM
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it hasn't been tested with the Yahoo browser, so that may be the conflict
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Old 02-12-04, 03:25 AM
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I like it! Works great!
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Old 02-12-04, 03:40 AM
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who is the lucky developer?
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Old 02-13-04, 01:44 PM
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I love the design and capabilities, but I had to uninstall due to some issues that it began to cause. I'm running XP Pro with IE 6, by the way.

Basically, pages were opening and refreshing painfully slow. In some cases, I had to manually refresh a page to get the latest content. Also, my pointer would flicker and in some cases disappear completely everywhere on the screen except for the toolbar at the bottom. I finally had to uninstall after I received a Virtual Memory warning. After uninstalling none of these things have repeated.

That said, I can't wait for the next version. It's a great little tool.
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Old 02-13-04, 10:47 PM
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Here is a feature I'd love to see... being able to switch the default search function. I.e. it'd be nice if I could set it to only search DVD Reviews and later change it back to google, etc.
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Originally posted by Mad Dawg
Also, my pointer would flicker and in some cases disappear completely everywhere on the screen except for the toolbar at the bottom.
I also experienced the "disappearing pointer" problem, and it didn't matter if IE was the active app. I'm running Windows 2000 SP3 & IE 6.
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Old 02-27-04, 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by Anteater87
I also experienced the "disappearing pointer" problem, and it didn't matter if IE was the active app. I'm running Windows 2000 SP3 & IE 6.
Just figured out what is causing this. There is a mouse pointer option called "Hide pointer while typing" in the IntelliPoint properties. Resetting this option made the problem go away, so I've reinstalled the toolbar.
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Old 02-27-04, 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by Anteater87
Just figured out what is causing this. There is a mouse pointer option called "Hide pointer while typing" in the IntelliPoint properties. Resetting this option made the problem go away, so I've reinstalled the toolbar.
Great to hear that this bug has been solved. Hope to have the final version out in early march.

Any other store/resource searches we should add??
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