Take one last look at Google Toolbar, which is now dead

Enlarge / The Google Toolbar website was running until about a week ago.

Up until sometime this past week, deep in the bowels of Google headquarters, a dusty, forgotten server still whirred along. “Take the best of Google everywhere on the web!” it would shout to any poor soul who wandered by the darkened closet. “Google Toolbar is faster, sleeker and more personalized than ever before!”

Wait, what?

Enlarge / Google’s launch-day Google Toolbar screenshot. It’s been a while.Google

December 11 marked the birthday of Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, which Google inexplicably left running nearly 21 years. We say “nearly”

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