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Chrome almost always autocompletes text entered on Omnibar. I set Firefox's "browser.urlbar.autoFill" to "true" so it autocompletes the text sometimes, but not as often as Chrome's Omnibar.

How do I make it autocomplete just like the way Omnibar does it?

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You could try this addon.

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Try Prospector - Speak Words.

This restartless add-on helps you easily get to sites that you frequently visit by typing just a few letters in the location bar and having Firefox fill in the rest of the word as well as selecting the first result. From there, just press [return] to go to that page!

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    Please add some details to this answer. Link-only answers aren't very useful and are discouraged. – bwDraco Jun 20 '11 at 3:33
  • Finally, something that works for me! Haven't used it long enough, but it does auto-fill the superbar with the rest of the first result – AllanCaeg Jun 20 '11 at 8:32
  • Except typing goog and enter takes me to maps.google.com on my browser. That, plus a couple of other annoyances, made me uninstall. – David Ryder Feb 28 '12 at 16:36
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A very late reply

Firefox 12 autocompletes url in the address bar. Firefox 12 is now in aurora. Interested people can download it from here.

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Type about:config, answer that you will be careful, and then search for keyword.URL

Typing the following string there will make Firefox's address bar behaviour look a bit more closer to Chrome's:

http://www.google.com/search?btnG=Google+Search&q=

and set keyword.enabled to true.

See http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/759303

To make Firefox look even closer to Chrome, you might also consider downloading the theme https://addons.mozilla.org/en-uS/firefox/addon/fxchrome/ as well as putting the downloads on the bottom bar, just like Chrome does: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-statusbar/

Tested on 16.0.1 on a Mac.

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Find a term where it doesn't work as well as in Chrome and file a bug report.

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    May be he is suggesting, auto complete for search terms, which google chrome prefetch from google search suggestion. Whch is not available in firefox due to privacy reason – user Apr 26 '11 at 10:09
  • Hm. That shouldn't stop him from filing an enhancement request? – Aaron Digulla Apr 26 '11 at 19:27
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I know it isn't exactly the answer you are looking for, but you could always just press [TAB]. Seems almost as fast as autocomplete.

Or you could wait for FF12, when this behavior will come shipped.

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As of 2019, the prospector extensions and the other options mentioned are not available any more.

A solution was mentioned on Reddit. If you got to Library and then Bookmarks, Show all bookmarks (alternatively press Ctrl+Shift+o), each bookmark has a keyword entry. By adding the short version of the website, Firefox will proceed directly to the bookmarked URL instead of the incomplete URL.

See screenshot.

You need a shortcut for each substring of the desired URL:

  • e
  • ex
  • exa
  • exam
  • ...
  • example.com

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