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The Runescape Game Bar was official Jagex content and could be downloaded from the official Runescape website. This Game Bar, although a toolbar for web browsers, should not be confused with the RuneScape toolbar. The Game Bar had many useful features for RuneScape-related activities including useful links to website features and newsposts. The bar also displayed current Grand Exchange offers, friends online, and Distraction & Diversion reminders if your Game Bar was authorised (linked to an account).

RequirementsEdit

The Runescape Game Bar was available for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

Although the game bar installed on Google Chrome, it appeared empty, making it unusable.

Runescape featuresEdit

The features are listed here in order as they appear on the Game Bar from left to right.

Non-RuneScape featuresEdit

  • E-mail notifier
  • Pop-up blocker
  • Weather forecast
  • Online radio player

QuotesEdit

We have been working on a toolbar to help you keep track of RuneScape, including the latest news and updates on your Grand Exchange offers. You can even see when your favourite Distractions and Diversions have reset! The browser toolbar, called the RuneScape Game Bar, is almost ready for its full release and we would like to know how you feel about it.
 
— Mod Kat[2]

DevelopmentEdit

The game bar is not a product developed by Jagex, but developed by Conduit Ltd. In September 2013, Conduit transferred browser bar development to Perion Network in a "reverse merger." Many people (and some malware removal tools) consider Conduit and Perion software to be malware, because it changes the default browser home page without the user's consent and redirects Google searches through its own engine which is disguised to look like Google's. It is also notoriously difficult to remove.

Known bugsEdit

There was a bug with the RuneScape Game Bar when attempting to load it on Mac OS for the Safari Browser. There was the potential to cause the browser to shutdown immediately after start up. Mod Svend had stated that they were aware of this issue and were working to resolve the issues between the Safari Browser and RuneScape Game Bar.

There was another bug in which users could not see the drop down content whilst playing the game as it was covered by the game screen.

Toolbar OptionsEdit

This options screen is obtained by clicking on the arrow beside the left Runescape logo and selecting "Toolbar Options". The options are easily viewed in the below gallery.

Runescape bar Slide menu

Photo galleryEdit

Rstoolbar

The RuneScape Game Bar on Windows with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome

Rs toolbar

The RuneScape Game Bar on Windows with Firefox.

RS Game bar mac

The RuneScape Game Bar on Mac OS with Firefox.

RS Game bar linux

The RuneScape Game Bar on Linux with Icecat.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The official RuneScape game bar settings.*
  2. ^ Mod Kat. "RS Game Bar - Try it out!." 20 August 2010. Future Updates Forums.