Tuesday, January 20, 2009
MuvEnum Address Bar is the ultimate replacement for the missing address bar in Windows XP SP3. It recreates the experience of the original address bar while adding many new features including Internet Explorer, Firefox 3.x, and Google Chrome support in addition to a system-wide hotkey, that allow you to quickly open websites, navigate to favorites, start programs, search the internet, and more from the Windows taskbar!
* Shows Favorites, Bookmarks, and History from Internet Explorer, Firefox 3.x, and Google Chrome.
* Set focus to the address bar using a global system-wide hotkey. Defaults to Ctrl+Shift+A.
* Supports the following original address bar features: Environment Variables, System Locations, Favorites, Quick Search Aliases, History, and Inline Auto-Completion.
* Option to automatically check for updates.
If you installed the Windows XP SP3 you may have noticed that the address bar in explorer went missing, well it was removed for legal reasons or something so users that found it useful were screwed. Anyway MuvEnum Address Bar hopes to fix this problem by providing the same features found in the original address bar while adding some very neat features of it's own. MuvEnum Address can draw results from the history and bookmarks of IE, Firefox and Google Chrome making it a handy tool if you use any of those browsers. finally you can call MuvEnum Address bar with a system wide shortcut. In order to enable the MuvEnum Address Bar you must right click in the Windows taskbar and select it from the toolbars menu, this will take a large chunk of your taskbar space unless your resize the address bar tough doing that will probably make the bar less useful. Of course if you have a big monitor this point is moot but if you have a small screen this maybe something to pay attention to. In conclusion if you fancy a more powerful address bar then MuvEnum Address Bar is a good choice. Available for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista.
Get it at http://www.muvenum.com/products/freeware/