There’s a new version out of Dave’s Quick Search Deskbar, which is a terrific addon toolbar for your Windows taskbar.
Dave’s Quick Search Deskbar is a tiny textbox that Dave Bau designed for search hounds with weary mouse-fingers. Unlike the Google Toolbar, this little deskbar lets you launch searches without starting a web browser first, directly from your Windows Explorer Taskbar.
It works by prefixing your query with different commands to activate different searches. If you just enter a term and hit enter, a browser will pop up with the results of that search on Google. Want to search for your fedex package? ‘fedex 1928384950’. Movies? ‘imdb Maltese Falcon’. Netcraft? ‘httpd www.gadgetopia.com’. There are a ton of built-in searches, plus you can add your own. I added one to search the intranet phone directory at my office. Extremely handy.