Firefox Gains Yahoo Toolbar Support
Yahoo releases a version of its search-based toolbar for Mozilla Firefox in another sign that search engines are taking note of the open-source Web browser.Mozilla Firefox is gaining more search-engine supporters as Yahoo Inc. launches a version of its toolbar for the open-source Web browser. Starting Thursday, Yahoo will make a beta a version of its Firefox toolbar available as a free download. It will include many of the same features as the Yahoo Toolbar for Microsofts Internet Explorer browser, Yahoo officials said. The initial Firefox toolbar beta is specifically for Windows and will not include Yahoo Anti-Spy, a spyware-fighting tool added into the IE toolbar last year. But Yahoo plans to build Mac OS X and Linux versions and extend Anti-Spy to the Firefox toolbar "shortly," the company announced.
For its Firefox toolbar, Yahoo will let users create bookmarks and custom buttons, to search within an opened Web site, view past searches and to add a sites available RSS or Atom feed to My Yahoo. The toolbar provides links into a range of Yahoo services beyond Web search, including Yahoo Mail and Yahoo News.