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Attention! This question is not about auto filling the forms and/or passwords!

In firefox (just like chrome) when I type in s in the address bar, it automatically fill the rest to

What I want is to modify some of these urls entries (e.g. replace with

My question is, where is(are) the file (files) storing these data in Mac OS X and Ubuntu?

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The autocomplete popup of the urlbar is populated through a set of queries to the Places database. That's the places.sqlite file, located at your profile directory.

I would advise against editing it, unless you 're sure you know what you 're doing.

Instead, bookmark and set s as its keyword.

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