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IE8 & Google Toolbar problem in Windows 7

May 15, 2010 at 18:59:38
Specs: Windows 7
Somehow today I lost my "most visited" options when I open a new tab in IE8. When I use the google wrench icon, I have NO option to "Enable the Google new tab page". It is gone. I have uninstalled & reinstalled the Google toolbar & that has not helped. I liked the tab to open with my most visited sites - good feature. Now a new tab opens with "what do you want to do next?" on a drab white/blue screen. Any ideas on how to get this feature back?

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May 16, 2010 at 08:27:56
I myself remove ALL toolbars on my browsers as they are more problems than you ever imagined.

Why not uninstall the Google toolbar and re-install it if you really need it? That should fix it.
Or better yet, do a system restore back to BEFORE the problem.

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May 17, 2010 at 08:57:48
i have the same problem, exactly from the same day May 15th. and no matter how many times you uninstall and reinstall toolbar or reset even your internet settings - nothing changes. THERE IS NO "Enable the new tab page" in Google Toolbar options anymore. tested it also today at work, on different computer and Windows edition - downloaded Google Toolbar - and NO - this feature is NOT available there anymore. anyone who wants may try.
well i was used to that toolbar too. should maybe then switch entirelly to Opera or Google Chrome, at least it has tab-page there. which is pretty handy.

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May 17, 2010 at 12:03:31
i found the soultion, just download earlier version this one from here

seems the latest version hasnt got ""Enable the Google new tab page" option at all anymore.

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May 17, 2010 at 14:08:57
Thank you so much!!! I greatly appreciate it. You are correct. I uninstalled & reinstalled from your link & I am back up & opearing how I like to be. Kudos....

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May 17, 2010 at 18:26:01
Also, fyi for anyone who wants more of an explanation. I left a message on Google's site & got this response:

Thank you for your note. We were recently asked by Microsoft to remove the Google new tab page from the Google Toolbar per their add-on requirements at If you'd like to continue using the Google new tab page, please try Firefox with Google Toolbar or the Google Chrome Web Browser from We really appreciate your support.

The Google Toolbar Team

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May 17, 2010 at 21:06:16
This was probably a security issue and MS doesn't want google leaving small potential holes in their browser (especially for windows 7).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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