Search any site from the Firefox Awesome Bar

We all spend a lot of time searching for things on the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if we could cut down on the searching and get to the finding? You can do just that with Firefox!

Let’s say that you love to shop on Amazon. Head over to, find the search field and right-click on it. From there, select “Add a Keyword For This Search…” from the dropdown menu. That will open up the Add Bookmark box, where you’ll enter a name for the bookmark (in this case, we’ll call it “”) and a keyword for the search (let’s use “Amazon”).

Congratulations! You’ve set up a smart keyword search for Amazon.

Now, let’s imagine you’re surfing the Web and you come across a review for a gadget that you simply must have. It’s called the Super Gadget and you just can’t wait to buy it. Without even leaving the site you’re on, just head up to the URL bar (the Awesome Bar) and type in “Amazon Super Gadget” (keyword followed what you’re searching for) — then hit return. Voila! Welcome to the Super Gadget page on

And this works on any site with a search bar – Wikipedia, IMDB and any others you can think of.

There’s a few seconds back in your day. You’re welcome.