DonationCoder Search Deskbar

This is a deskbar for searching the DonationCoder forums.

Just type in one or more search terms into the box, select the type of search you want to perform from the drop down list, and click the Search button. Your search will be opened in your default browser.

You can access a handy popup menu, with lots of goodies to explore, by right clicking the search button with the little picture of Cody on it. There are some things on the menu that will require you to be a member and logged in on the forum for them to work. There are also some things on the menu that can only be used if you are a full member of the site.

System Requirements:

This should work on 32-bit Windows 98/ME/2K/XP/Vista/7 with IE 5 or newer. (Not compatible with Windows 8 or 10 or 64-bit)

It will work with both horizontal and vertical taskbars.


Just run the DCSearchDeskbar.msi file by double clicking it.

After installing, just right click your taskbar and on the menu, under Toolbars, just select "DonationCoder Search Deskbar". If you do not see it listed there, wait a minute and check again.

You can also add this to your Explorer windows by selecting it from the View > Toolbars menu in Explorer.


It can also be dragged off the taskbar and placed on the desktop or even docked on any free edge of your screen. You can also set the docked toolbar to always stay on top and even autohide. You will have to minimize open windows in order to drag it off the taskbar.

You can take up the extra empty space on the toolbar by resizing it and/or adding the Address bar or making a new toolbar from a folder of shortcuts.


It can be removed from Add/Remove programs by finding and uninstalling the entry called "DonationCoder Search Deskbar". You may have to reboot to complete the removal process.

Known issues:

Internet Explorer:

This isn't meant to be an Internet Explorer toolbar, even though it does appear on the Internet Explorer toolbars menu.

I had to add it to that menu to get it to show up in the Explorer toolbars menu.

You can use it with Internet Explorer, but it will not open searches and pages in the open instance of Internet Explorer. It will open them in a new instance of your default browser, which in some cases might be a different browser than Internet Explorer.

Clipboard paste of invalid characters:

It will allow you to paste some invalid characters from the clipboard that it normally won't allow you type.

  • Version 1.0.43
  • Downloads 2
  • File Size 345.71 KB
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  • Create Date April 6, 2010
  • Last update 2010-04-06 20:02:37
  • Last Updated May 6, 2020