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December 9, 2005

Windows Live Favorites and preview added to MSN Search Toolbar

Posted by David Hunter at 9:37 AM ET.

Ed Oswald at BetaNews:

Microsoft on Wednesday released betas of two add-ins for its MSN Search Toolbar.

The Windows Live Favorites add-in enables users to import their current favorites from both Internet and MSN Explorer, and use them right away through the service. New sites can be added with a single click, and favorites can be searched by name, address or keyword.

Users who take advantage of the Windows Live Favorites service would be able to access their saved Web pages from any computer with an Internet connection, including machines based on operating systems other than Windows, Microsoft has said.

The preview add-in allows users of MSN Search to view thumbnails of Web sites beside the links in each search result. Mousing over the thumbnail will magnify the image for closer inspection. Microsoft said this would speed up the search process by eliminating the need to click on every result.

Filed under MSN, MSN Search, MSN Toolbar, Windows Live, Windows Live Favorites

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