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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#1
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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#2
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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#3
May 17, 2010 at 12:03:31
i found the soultion, just download earlier version this one from here http://www.filehippo.com/download_g...

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


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#4
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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#5
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 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973... 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 http://pack.google.com/ We really appreciate your support.

Regards,
The Google Toolbar Team


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#6
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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