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Search Google for query that starts with a search keyword

I have a lot of extra search engines in Google Chrome, all but one of which were automatically added by Chrome when I used the search form on various websites. For example, typing "youtube" in the ...
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Close opened tab after selected “Switch to tab” in Firefox Awesome Bar

When I open a new blank tab, start writing where I want to go in the Awesome Bar, and select "Switch to tab", Firefox goes to the already opened tab (which is fine) but leaves the other blank tab ...
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Will upgrading Firefox to the latest version clear my Awesome Bar database?

I'm considering upgrading from Firefox 3.6.3 to Firefox 9, but concerned that I'll need to rebuild my Awesome Bar database from scratch. Is this a legitimate concern? Or will my current database be ...
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Hiding certain bookmarks from the awesome bar / autocompletion

In Firefox, I want to hide certain (not all!) bookmarks from the awesomebar / autocompletion on the address field. There once was an addon called "not awesome" that could do that, but it seems like it ...
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How to make firefox awesomebar “switch to tab” first of the propositions list?

In Firefox (actually IceWeasel but it doesn't matter) I'd like to be able to quickly switch between tabs using my keyboard. The "switch to tab" feature of the AwesomeBar is exactly what I need, but I ...
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Change the default search engine for Firefox's address bar

I love the ability to just type something into Firefox's address bar and do a Google search. But I was wondering if there was some way to customize what search engine Firefox used?
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Make Google Chrome's address bar prefer page titles to domain names when offering completions?

I've recently switched from Firefox to Chrome, and the thing I miss most from Firefox is the "Awesome Bar" that suggests completions for what I type primarily based on page titles, and then ...
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The oldbar extension isn't compatible with Firefox 4. Is there a way around this?

Namely, is there some equivalent extension around that runs in FF4, or is there some way to alter oldbar?
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Choose between search and “I'm feeling lucky” at location bar

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 ...
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Firefox Awesomebar first character?

In the Firefox (3.6.6) Awesomebar: ? grape searches Google* for "grape". ! grape shows the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google page for "grape". With what other "special" characters can I start the ...
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Firefox like address bar in Chrome

Firefox's AwesomeBar searches history including the titles of pages incrementally. How can I get Chrome to also search the titles in the history? For example, for this very page, in Firefox, I can ...
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How do I keep the keyword.url setting in Firefox to the default when you restart the browser without deleting prefs.js?

I am on the latest version of Firefox (not beta or anything like that) and currently my keyword.url is stuck on search.google.com (which I don't remember setting even though the about:config says it's ...
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Make Chrome's Omnibar behave more like the Firefox AwesomeBar

One of my favorite features of the Firefox AwesomeBar is that I can simply type a substring of any URL or page title in my history and it finds all matches sorted by how frequently they were accessed. ...
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Is there a way to “pre-load” Awesomebar with all my Google Docs?

It's convenient to just type the title of a Google Doc and see it pop up in the Awesomebar, but it only works for docs I've opened in the last month or so. Is there a way to pre-load all the doc ...
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firefox URL autocomplete: how to suppress autocomplete for the first few characters?

Firefox's "awesomebar" goes into autocomplete mode as soon as you type in 1 character. That seems silly to me, and it hangs for a few seconds when I first start the program up, as it does its thinking ...
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Why is the Firefox location bar so slow?

I don't understand, Firefox is a great browser, but the location bar is so slow. It literally was stuck for 30 seconds looking up something in its database. Is there a way to tell it to stop trying ...
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Remove (or replace) URLs by domain from Firefox history and awesome bar

At my job, we recently move a lot of back-end services (e.g. ticket tracking, reporting, admin) from one server to another. Unfortunately, the way that our servers are configured, we're not using ...
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Tweak Firefox AwesomeBar to be more like Chrome's Omnibar

Do you know a good way to replicate (more or less) the behavior of Google Chrome's omnibar within Firefox? I'm especially interested in a way to have Firefox suggest the root of the website when I ...
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How to speed up the Smart Location Bar (Awesome Bar)?

The Firefox Awesome Bar is indeed awesome. But, lately I see that it has become slow. On entering some characters it even freezes for a few seconds (freezing the entire browser). Why does it slow ...