Google Desktop 4.2006.0509.1244 betaPosted on Thursday, May 11 2006 @ 12:48 CEST by LSDsmurf
Want a clock on your computer desktop? How about a calendar, a WiFi indicator, a TV, or anything else you can dream up?
Say hello to Google Gadgets. These interactive mini-applications can be anything from games to search tools to media players, and they can be any shape and size – use a weather globe to show you the latest forecast. We’ve got a lot of ready-made gadgets you can add to your desktop, but they’re also so easy to create that you can probably figure out how to build your own.
You can also save your gadget content and settings online to protect your info from computer crashes and be able to access it from your other computers by logging into your Google Account with Google Desktop. For instance, you can now ‘synch’ the To Do list on both your laptop and your desktop.
Richer Google integration
We've also integrated Google Desktop more fully with the rest of Google. For instance, you can now add some Google Gadgets from your personalized homepage into your Sidebar, or anywhere else on your desktop You can also view upcoming birthdays with the Orkut gadget, see what’s popular on Google Videos, or access your Google Calendar right from your desktop.
Personalize your desktop
Google Desktop will recommend new gadgets and can also automatically create a personalized Google homepage for you based on the subjects you’re most interested in. For instance, if you’re constantly doing searches on new movies, Google Desktop can automatically recommend a movies gadget to add to your desktop.
Other New Features
Improved indexing – When you move files, Google Desktop now updates your index more quickly and accurately. You can also manually re-index your computer by clicking the Google Desktop icon in the taskbar and selecting "Re-Index."
Easily add content to your web clips gadget – This improved gadget now allows you to stay up to date on subjects you're interested in by easily searching and adding web clips.
Removing deleted files from search results - Some users like the fact that Google Desktop saves cached versions of deleted files in case they need to retrieve them. But we know this isn't for everyone. Don't want to see deleted files in your search results? Just enable the "remove deleted items" option in your Desktop preferences.
Tools and Utilities
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