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I am looking for a way to add a Chrome/Chromium-like behavior to Firefox. Using Chrome you can press Tab when opening a web page using the location bar, and then search the site-specific search engine using OpenSearch. Is there a way to do that in Firefox? It should also be able to automatically add the search engines without the need for manual interaction.

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Site-specific search? Do you mean OpenSearch? (As described in Chromium's Tab to Search?) – manatwork Oct 15 '13 at 14:46
@manatwork Yes. Sorry, I didn't know the term up to now. – dirkk Oct 15 '13 at 16:03
No problem. Actually the OpenSearch extension only provides the base functionality and you are asking for a specific way to access it. (So not sure if your edit was really needed.) Firefox supports OpenSearch, but personally I never met such thing like changing the search provider according to current URL. – manatwork Oct 15 '13 at 16:15
The extension "Add to Search Bar" gives you a step in that direction. – minopret Nov 10 '13 at 1:10
Firefox has a similar functionality though as of now adding is not automatic. – vWil Nov 19 '13 at 16:03

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