Google Video is one of the thousands of gadgets available for the Google Desktop Search application. But what are the gadgets anyway? The gadgets are plug-in components that enrich your Desktop experience and performs the most incredible and handy tasks that you can imagine and more.
At this point, if you’re not a user already, you might be wondering what is Google Desktop Search. Let me explain that to you and then we’ll come back to the Google Video gadget. This tool is developed by the people from Google, which is quite a reference of its quality, and is a desktop searching engine that allows you to perform searches within your computer as you were searching something on the Internet.
Back to the Google Video gadget, first thing to say is that you need to have Desktop Search 4 or above running on your system to use this gadget. On the side bar of the Desktop Search you’ll find a round button with an addition sign on it. When you press it, a gadget search window will open and you can browse the huge list to find the one you want. In this case, you can just type in “Video” and Google Video gadget will be listed. Then you press the “Add” button below the gadget thumbnail and that’s it, you’re done! Easy, right? Optionally, you can download the installation file from the Google Gadgets web site and then execute it by double clicking on it. A short and invisible installation will take place and the gadget will be ready to go.
Immediately, you will see a new square section on the side bar of Desktop Search showing either video titles or frozen images of them or, if you’re not connected, you will get a “Cannot connect to Google Video” message. By clicking on this area you will maximize the screen and you will be able to display the video. Also, with right and left arrows you can browse the videos available at the moment to select the one you want to see.
The basic idea after this gadget is to give to Google Desktop Search the ability to search and display videos available on Google Video so you don’t need to use your web browser to do this anymore. This cool plug-in is available for free and is good to know that has been tested to work correctly with Google Desktop Search.
- It's free
- Enhanced search abilities
- Easy to use
- Bad interface
- Few features available
- Bad resolution