AOL Toolbar in Internet Explorer

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AOL Toolbar in Internet Explorer

The AOL Toolbar provides you with quick access to your favorite AOL features like email and instant messages. It also lets you search the internet and block pop-ups to make your web browsing experience safer.

How do I download the AOL Toolbar?

Here's how:

1. Go to toolbar.aol.com/aol/download.html.


2. Click Download Free Toolbar.




3. Follow the onscreen prompts to download and install the software.


FAQs

What are the system requirements for AOL Toolbar?
How do I turn AOL Toolbar on or off?
Can I use AOL Toolbar to search the Web?
Can I access my email through AOL Toolbar?
What does the AOL Toolbar IM feature do?


What are the system requirements for AOL Toolbar?

The minimum system requirements for installing and running the AOL Toolbar software are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • 32 MB of RAM
  • 800x600 or higher screen resolution
  • Connection speed of 28.8Kbps or higher
  • 60MB of hard drive disk space


How do I turn AOL Toolbar on?

You can temporarily turn off the AOL Toolbar at any time. Turning off the AOL Toolbar will also disable the pop-up blocker.

To turn the AOL Toolbar on:

1. From your browser window, click View.



2. Click Toolbars.

3. Click AOL Toolbar to check it.

4. Click Enable.




Note: You can repeat the above step to turn off the AOL Toolbar. This will clear the check mark next to AOL Toolbar, indicating that the AOL Toolbar is turned off.


Can I use AOL Toolbar to search the Web?

You can use the AOL Toolbar to search the internet for web pages related to the text you enter in the search box. You can also customize your search by limiting it to certain types of content.




Can I access my email through AOL Toolbar?

The AOL Toolbar includes an icon to provide you with quick access to your AOL email.

To check your AOL email:


1. From browser window, on the AOL Toolbar, click the Mail icon.




2. In the Username box, type your Username.


3. In the Password box, type your password.


4. Click Sign In.





What does the AOL Toolbar IM feature do?

To use the AOL Toolbar IM feature, you must have the AIM software installed on your computer. Once it is installed, you can use AIM to send a link to the web page you are viewing to other AOL or AIM users. To start using AIM, go to aim.com and click Download AIM. Sign in with your AOL Username and password. 


To access AIM from your AOL Toolbar:

1. Click the Settings icon.



2. Click Add More Buttons



3. From the Toolbar Button Gallery, click AIM.







AOL Toolbar settings
AOL Toolbar FAQs

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Last updated: 02-01-2012
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