Some of the important features of the Sidebar for Google™ Search addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Sidebar for Google™ Search.
In short, Sidebar for Google™ Search gives you access to Google search via sidebar window. Moreover, it loads Google search page in mobile view (lite version).
5 Reasons to Use Sidebar for Google™ Search
Easy one-click access to Google search via browser sidebar.
Supports all search functions in mobile view.
Either browse inside the sidebar or open links in a new tab.
Top toolbar provides commonly used buttons for fast and easy surfing.
Available only for Firefox and Opera browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Sidebar for Google™ Search?
Sidebar for Google™ Search is a multi-browser addon that enables you to easily search from browser sidebar. Simply open search sidebar and type desired keyword. Please note, Google search sidebar is rendered in mobile view which is specially designed for small spaces such as sidebar. Closing the sidebar will completely unloads the search UI. Within the sidebar, you will see top toolbar with 6 buttons. From left to right is back button which serves as browser back button. Next one is settings button which opens google settings for search (in mobile view). Third button is for loading the google homepage. Next is popout button which opens the current page in a new tab. Fifth button from left opens support page in a new tab. The last button is the forward button which acts as browser forward button.
2. How does Sidebar for Google™ Search works?
This Addon is very simple to work with. In order to operate, open the sidebar via browser sidebar menu (or if your browser has a dedicated button for that), and you will see the sidebar UI with Google search mobile view UI. Just type in your desired keyword. It is important to note that, when you close the sidebar, the search UI will close as-well.
3. How can I download the source code for Sidebar for Google™ Search?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. How do I access the options or settings page?
There is no options or settings associated with this addon. All you need is placed inside the sidebar.
5. Is it possible to open Google search in new tab?
No, this addon only opens Google search inside sidebar. But you can open desired URLs in a new tab from the sidebar. Simply middle click on a URL or right-click and select open in new tab.
6. Does this addon affect Google search when I open it in a new Tab?
No. This addon has no effect on the Google search page at all. Everything happens inside the sidebar.
7. Does sidebar window loads search UI faster than a normal tab?
Generally speaking, yes. Because sidebar provides a mobile UI, it will load faster than desktop interface. However, not all the functionalities available in desktop versions are available in mobile view. But, in general, surfing and loading the mobile view is faster and easier than a normal website.
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