Today, tens of thousands of InstallShield developers are mourning the loss of Yahoo! Toolbar integration. A spokesperson for the toolbar's family said that a cleaning woman found the toolbar to be missing when she started up the newly-released version of InstallShield 2010. The Police were immediately called. Detectives spent hours upon hours searching through the new InstallShield 2010 IDE, looking for the toolbar, but it was nowhere to be found. Authorities do not suspect foul play was involved and are ruling the death of toolbar integration to be completely intentional.
Yahoo! Toolbar integration with InstallShield 2009 was born on June 5, 2008. Right from the start, it seemed like the toolbar was to lead a tortured existence. Tens of thousands of installations were written, and yet, very few included the toolbar. Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, but the toolbar could not regain the brief moments of glory it had enjoyed on the day of its birth, way back in June of 2008. It quietly passed away in the wee hours of the early morning. Hopeful fans and users of the toolbar had been maintaining a candlelight vigil outside the private residence, and were crushed to learn of the passing of their friend.
The family is planning a private memorial service and has asked that the public respect its wishes of privacy during this most difficult time. In lieu of sending flowers, the family has requested that a small donation be made in the name of the toolbar to the Society for Profound Installation Development.
Attorneys for the toolbar were not available for comment.
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