23. Oktober 2009

Google Toolbar Search History Menu is a Browser

I recently installed a Google toolbar to test Sidewiki. The toolbar replaces the search box by Google's own even if the toolbar is hidden.

Of course, Google has a better search box. It's popup menu has styled text and links. Probably cound even show videos. Guess what, the popup menu is an embedded browser.

The funny thing is, that weblin regards the popup menu as the frontmost browser window and the avatar jumps to the base of the window. As soon as the popup opens while typing, the avatars jump there.

It actually IS the front most browser window and weblin is right. Weblin also correctly calculates the base offset and moves the entire scene to the popup. Great stuff for insiders. Well done by those who worked on the brower positioning code over time.


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