Kitten Fluff has noticed a plugin for Firefox running on your Windows machine that gives you a Second Life-related browser toolbar. While the download page itself gives precious few clues as to why you’d want to use something like this, the toolbar seems to have a ZDNet download page that gives more information. The toolbar apparently comes pre-loaded with interfaces to a number of SL search sites and other SL-related resources. (Description after the jump.) That page only went up five days ago, but I haven’t heard anything about this tool before, which leads me to ask, Is this legit? The keylogging possibilities are too great to get me to download it without more information, which is hard to find — at least in English.
The description on the ZDNet site sounds useful, though:
The SL-US Toolbar is a Web directory toolbar especially for the virtual reality “Second Life” that features all the major Second Life search engines in just one Toolbar. You can search from any website location, without returning [to] a search engine to begin another search. The Toolbar includes also a lot of relevant newsfeeds, links to Second Life communities, tutorials, and ingame links.
If the English sounds broken here, that’s probably because it’s a translation of this page, which is in German. I’d love to know more about who’s behind this, since it sounds like a neat add-on for SL, but until I do I won’t be installing it. (I’m on a Mac 90 percent of the time anyway.) If anyone knows more than I do (which wouldn’t be too hard), feel free to get in touch.