Firefox’s Keyword Search, Or How to Be Popular in Ten Easy Steps
Just do what I say. Trust me!
Open up a new Firefox window and position it side-by-side with the one you’re reading my post in! All keystrokes I’m asking you to perform are highlighted in red.
Ctrl+N (Mac users, substitute Cmd for Ctrl)
Now make sure your cursor is in the address bar!
Now type “amazon.com” and hit enter!
Now right click inside the empty search bar, the place where you would tell Amazon what you want to find!
Select “Add a Keyword for this Search…“!
Don’t stop! Stick with me!
Now type “a Amazon” in the “Name” box and “a” in the “Keyword” box. Click “New Folder” and save your new keyword search in “Shortcuts” within the “Bookmarks Toolbar” by clicking “Add.”
Now keep doing what I say!
Open up a new Firefox tab!
Search for Dr. Layton Talbert’s books on Amazon by typing the following:
a layton talbert
That’s it! You’ve created your first keyword search. Do the same with Google. Do the same with Google Books. Use my little system and you’ll have a way to remember what your shortcut is if you ever forget. Take a look at my list, and please steal from it.
Now, rather than opening up a page for Google or Amazon every time you want to search (or having to select it with a mouse in Firefox’s search bar), you can ready a search in as little as four keystrokes:
Ctrl+L, a [space] [your search terms here]
Safari users can do something like this with Sogudi.
IE users can get Firefox.