Awesome Links #17: Search from Taskbar, Productive Day,

How to Search the Internet From Your Windows 7 Taskbar

This is a nifty trick that might end up saving you a lot of time if you use your browser’s search bar frequently during the day. Featured on Guiding Tech, this post shows how you could add an address bar to your Windows 7 taskbar. This address bar could then be used as a search bar, in addition to allowing you to visit a website directly by typing in its url.

The New Google Chrome Beta Has Google Instant Baked In and Tab Expose

Here’s another tip that could save you significant time and make you more productive if you are a Chrome user. Gizmodo demonstrates how well Google Instant works now that it is integrated with the address bar of Chrome’s beta channel. There’s a nice video on the site showing how it’s done, so you could see if it is worth switching to Chrome’s beta channel.

KeepItWith.Me is the Fastest Way to Transfer a URL From One Device to Another

This is a pretty cool app I came across. lets you quickly transfer a link from your computer to another device, like your iPhone. So next time that you are engrossed in an article and suddenly you need to leave your computer behind, you can use this service to quickly transfer that webpage to your mobile phone and then continue reading it on the go.

10 Killer Firefox Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts

Mashable has published a useful list of Firefox tips and tricks, many of them being simple ones that are often overlooked (like the ability to shrink the icons in your toolbar and keyword searches). Check it out.

Abhijeet Mukherjee is the editor of Guiding Tech, a blog that publishes in-depth articles and tutorials on all things tech, including mobile news and tutorials. He's been into web working since 2008 and continues to enjoy each day of it. He loves to interact with people so hit him up on Twitter.


  1. Mike on the 3rd October

    10 Tips To Have Your Most Productive Day link is dead…can you please fix?

  2. elliott on the 4th October

    yes confirm dead link. looked interesting but didnt see it featured on their site.

  3. Abhijeet Mukherjee on the 6th October

    Mike and elliot – Thanks for pointing out. It appears that it must have happened after I published the article, because I could see their post earlier. I’ll inform Lifehack about this.

    • Mike Vardy on the 6th October

      (Editor’s Note) I’ve removed the link since it is currently not active.

  4. elliott on the 6th October

    bummer! they run a good blog i must say

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