Ballistic, have you tried changing the settings on the toolbar? I have it on and have no probs at all...here is a screen catch of what I have:
Open a new window to display results each time you search
Add Google-related items to the browser's right-click context menu. Note: Changes to this option will not take place until you restart your browser
Search box size: Narrow Normal Wide
Keep a search history in a drop-down list under the search box
Preserve the search history across browser sessions
Automatically run a search when you select from the search history
Descriptions of each of the buttons are available on the button help page.
Button text labels: All text Selective text only No text
Search Web button
Search Site button
I'm Feeling Lucky search button
Search Images button, to search the Web using Google's Images search
Search Groups button, to search Google Groups discussions
Search Directory button, to search the Google Web Directory
Advanced features are ENABLED Advanced features are DISABLED
Please be advised that enabling advanced features has privacy implications.
Page Info menu
News button, to navigate to the Google News site
Finding words within a page
Word-find buttons, generated from search terms
Google Compute is ENABLED Google Compute is DISABLED
Google Compute Client
For the adventurous Toolbar user, a number of experimental features are also available.
Reset the button layout to the default button set, either with or without advanced features. Please be advised that enabling advanced features has privacy implications.
Reset Layout (with advanced features) Reset Layout (without advanced features)
©2003 Google Disabling this option will immediately clear your query history. Are you certain you wish to proceed?