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Normally when I type something that isn't a URL into the address bar I want to search for it, but sometimes I want to go straight to the site. Is there a way I can set Firefox up to do this?

I'd prefer a keyboard-only solution like "type '/' in front when you want I'm feeling lucky" or "use Shift + Enter for I'm feeling lucky"

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Why not use the search box when you want to do a regular search and the address box when you want to do IFL searches?

If you don't want to do that, there is a method to create custom awesomebar shortcuts. You do it by creating a bookmark with a url that contains %s where you want the query to go, then setting a custom keyword for it.

For example:

  1. Create a new bookmark, set the "location" attribute to "http://google.com/search?q=%s"
  2. Set a keyword for it (e.g. 'g' or 'google')
  3. Save it

Then you could do something like g wikipedia in the address bar to google Wikipedia, or just type wikipedia when you want to do an "I'm feeling lucky" search.

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Cool, thanks so much. –  Oscar Cunningham Aug 11 '10 at 16:49

This isn't exactly what you asked for, but for the same purpose I like to use the DuckDuckGo as default for its syntax. Searching for "! foo" uses I'm feeling Ducky (heh) so I don't have to select a different engine from the menu.

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Directing unresolved addresses to lucky:

about:configkeyword.URLhttp://google.com/search?btnI&q=

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Yes, make this as your new search engine:

http://www.google.com/search?q=%s&btnI=Im+Feeling+Lucky

It works nice in Opera and Chrome too :)

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This would be accepted answer. –  trante Dec 7 '13 at 13:22

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