Google deskbar automatic quote insertion
Thread poster: Yngve Roennike

Yngve Roennike  Identity Verified
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Apr 11, 2007

On my main PC, when I hit CTRL ALT G having highlighted a phrase or
word in any application including Word, the phrase appears in quotes
in Google Deskbar, which is just fine, because then I do not have to
enter those manually. In Word this seems to be controlled by the
template called normal.dot, since if that template is not checked in
templates and add-in in Word, the captioned feature no longer works.

Question: Where in Google Deskbar or Word is this controlled or set?

Reason for question: I need to enable this feature on other computers. Curiously, it only works on one of my computers right now.


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Daphne b  Identity Verified
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In Google Deskbar Options Apr 11, 2007


Question: Where in Google Deskbar or Word is this controlled or set?


Click on the arrow in Google Deskbar and then choose "Options" from the list. In the "General" tab you'll see the option "Shortcut for jumping to search box".

Daphne


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Yngve Roennike  Identity Verified
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Clarification Apr 11, 2007

That's the short-cut which precisely does not insert automatic quotes around the selected phrase on all my computers, except for one. There ought to be an option for "automatic insert quotes" so you don't have to do this all the time yourself manually.

I don't know how that feature has wiggled itself into just one computer, but I would like to be able to copy it.

Daphne Theodoraki wrote:


Question: Where in Google Deskbar or Word is this controlled or set?


Click on the arrow in Google Deskbar and then choose "Options" from the list. In the "General" tab you'll see the option "Shortcut for jumping to search box".

Daphne


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Daphne b  Identity Verified
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No idea Apr 12, 2007

I see what you mean, now, but unfortunately, I've no idea how this is done - I don't even have it on my PC; when I press CTR+ALT+G, I get the phrase without quotes. If you find out what the trick is, do post here again, because it would certainly be useful to have the automatic insertion of quotes.

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Query fizzling out again... Apr 12, 2007

Well, it remains a mystery to me too.

Could have something to do with a so-called style sheet in Word for Windows, e.g., normal.dot, since when I manage to copy that over to another computer, this feature suddenly begin working, but it does not explain why it works even when you are not highlighting a word/phrase in Word. But then I must have set it up at one within that particular style sheet, I would think.

I've posted the same question on the official google blog, but even there no one seems to know or care.

Ergonomically, a great feature as it is, it bears investigation, I'd say.


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