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Chrome, at least in the nightlies, has a feature that recognizes searchable websites such as wikipedia and Google Images when you start typing their URL, and lets you search them from the URL bar with a quick press of tab. Is there a firefox addon or feature which does about the same thing?

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You mean in addition to the search box upper right in Firefox? – random Nov 25 '09 at 3:03
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Simplest: right click on the search bar on the website you want to search, and select "Add a Keyword for this Search..."

More in depth: bookmark the site, go to Bookmarks -> Organize Bookmarks, select the bookmark, click the "more information" triangle at the bottom of the window. Fill in the "Keyword" field with the text you want to use to indicate a search from the URL bar.

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Nice. So if you created a keyword 'wp' for wikipedia, you could just type 'wp foo' in the firefox search bar & it would run the search. – DaveParillo Nov 25 '09 at 4:08
    
Great tip! This is actually better than I expected because it offers more control. – ThisTime Nov 25 '09 at 4:17

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