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It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.
You've been warned! Onwards…
A while back I wrote top five list of light weight Mac apps that everyone should be using. Right at the top of that list was a program called QuickSilver. Recently the developer of this program has been hired by Google and they released an app called Google Quick Search Box, a program to launch applications through the keyboard rather than navigating the start menu with the mouse; you trigger it with a pre-defined shortcut and then type the first couple of letters of the program you want and the program appear. Very handy if you are faster at typing that you are at using a mouse!
Originally the Google Quick Search Box was only available for OS X computers, then Google bundled it with their Google Toolbar for Windows, which was nice because PC users could also have the launcher. However back in March it was removed from the Toolbar. At work I have been using Windows a lot recently, and having been missing it’s features, so after a bit of searching and hunting, here is a five step guide to get Quick Search Box running in Windows again.
Quick Search will be installed and you will then be able to configure it from the little button that appeared on your start menu.
Should you want to uninstall it, just follow the same steps, just replace step four with ‘googlequicksearchboxsetup.exe /uninstall /bundle=tbie /global’
Update - Jaime has pointed out that the command prompt must be running with administrator privileges first.