In the Firefox (3.6.6) Awesomebar:
searches Google* for "grape".
shows the "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google page for "grape".
With what other "special" characters can I start the Firefox address bar, and what are their functions?
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I found this on the internets:
You can restrict the search to your history by typing ^, or bookmarks with *, or tagged pages with +. To make what you’ve typed match only in the URL type @, and for title/tags only use #.
Not quite built in actions - but if you add extra search engines to the search box and then assign them keywords you can sort of build your own special actions.
For example I just have to type in
su firefox and hit enter to do a search here on SuperUser for
firefox. I can also just use
su to come straight here without searching.
Here's a few more examples that I use regularly(ish):
Basically hit Alt+D or Ctrl+T (whichever needed).
Type in the short code from the list and (optionally for some sites) what you want to search for.
Unfortunately, I frequently find myself writing them in to the address bar of IE when at work....