Quero Toolbar 4: The best of IE6 and IE7

Quero Toolbar is a navigation bar replacement with an integrated ad blocker for Internet Explorer. Quero evolves the user interface of IE by combining both the benefits of IE6 (flexible toolbar layout) and IE7 (integrated search) into one address bar-like toolbar.

Key features:

- All-In-One Toolbar: replaces the standard navigation bar
- Search instantly from the address bar
- Ad & Flash Blocker
- Quick Type & Find (supersedes the find dialog)
- Highlight Search Terms
- Cursor Search
- Go To Text URLs
- Zoom Web Page
- Drag & Drop support
- Display favicons in taskbar
- IDN support with anti-spoofing techniques
- Customize IE7 (resize/shorten your address bar again)
- Quero respects your privacy

Download: Quero Toolbar 4 | 441 KB (Freeware)
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I'm yet to find a toolbar that has any use what so ever. The best addition to any default toolbar is the search box.

gate1975mlm said,

How so? They look the same to me.

You might have some vision problems then - here are some of the more subtle differences that you might notice upon looking more closely.

White and brown buttons instead of blue.
Large QUERO branding (not present in IE7 by default).
No evident history dropdown list like in IE (denoted by the little arrow next to the Forward/Back buttons).
No quick indication that a site offers a search plugin.

Its strange, but I really don't see how this adds any more functionality than the existing IEpro software.

>White and brown buttons instead of blue.

If you prefer blue buttons instead of white you can downlaod different themes at:
http://www.quero.at/themes.html

>Large QUERO branding (not present in IE7 by default)

Agreed, but the Quero button also offers access to the toolbar menu if you click on it.

>No evident history dropdown list like in IE

I adopted the design of Opera in this case. Right-clicking on the back button displays the session history.

>No quick indication that a site offers a search plugin.

Agreed, this is on my to do list.

>Its strange, but I really don't see how this adds any more functionality than the existing IEpro software.

Quero is a navigation toolbar, I doubt you can say this about IEpro.
For a complete list of features please refer to http://www.quero.at/features.html

@lecter

Really? How did you come to this judgment? Have you actually tried it?

I can assure you that Quero does not contain adware and that I take privacy very seriously. Quero never sends anything home and does not poll for updates. It was designed from the very beginning as a friendly and user-centric add-on. Quero is a search engine independent research project from a PhD student in Austria/Europe.

As mentioned earlier Quero contains an optional content filter. By filtering external content from Web pages, the browser has to usually contact only one server and needs to download fewer and smaller files. This makes in fact browsing faster. Try lynx (a text based Web browser) if you do not believe me!

Additionally, the new user interface of Quero integrates the redundant search box and find on page dialog right into the address bar which can save you time as well.