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What I want to achieve is that when I write "super" in the Firefox URL bar, it should suggest superuser.com/questions instead of superuser.com as the first suggestion, irrespective of my usage patterns. It may resort to its own algorithm to rank URL suggestions after the first hardcoded suggestion.

And I would like to do that sort of configuration for multiple domains.

I have set broswer.urlbar.autoFill to true. So if I could get the above working, visiting a preferred URL under a domain would become much more efficient.

Does there exist a firefox addon which provides such functionality?

UPDATE:

According to @timbooo's suggestion, on bookmarking the URL, it comes up as the first suggestion, but when I bookmark the URL, it doesn't come up as the first suggestion.

So what places.frecency.* parameters need to be tweaked to ensure that a bookmarked URL has a very high priority?

UPDATE:

If I type "superuse" it shows "superuser.com/questions" but if its even a letter less, like "superus" it shows "superuser.com"

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I don't know of any add-on that provides this (yet), but when you're having a bookmark for superuser.com/questions it should always suggest the bookmark first.

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UPDATE

The frecency algorith determines how the results are ordered in the dropdown menu.

Firefox 3 introduced a number of improvements to the Location Bar. Among them were changes to how sites are ordered in the dropdown menu. Firefox takes into account how frequently and how recently sites in the browser history were visited, combining them into a statistic called “frecency.” The frecency of sites is calculated when the browser is idle. The way frecency is computed can be tweaked by a number of preferences.

Reference: Places.frecency.(visit type)VisitBonus

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@timboo, doesn't work for me. I just bookmarked it and tries accessing, still shows the root domain as a suggestion. Restart Firefox, still just the root domain. And I don't have any other bookmarks for the superuser website. –  freethinker May 23 '11 at 4:48
    
may be one of the places.frequency.* parameters need to be tweaked –  freethinker May 23 '11 at 4:53
    
As a workaroung you could push your places.frecency.bookmarkVisitBonus and decrease the places.frecenc.typedVisitBonus. This way the visited bookmarks are more important than any other visited sites. More information here: kb.mozillazine.org/Places.frecency.(visit_type)VisitBonus and developer.mozilla.org/en/The_Places_frecency_algorithm –  timbooo May 23 '11 at 5:34
    
i changed bookmarkvisitbonus to 10000 and typevisitbonus to 1000, but doesn't help –  freethinker May 24 '11 at 9:02
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Finally it did come up to the top of urlbar search results! –  freethinker May 31 '11 at 12:17
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