For bookmarks I know we have two options:

  • Option 1: Bookmarks Menu → drop-down bookmarks menu listing
  • Option 2: Bookmarks Toolbar → one click access to bookmarks

Is there some add-on/extension for Firefox which lets you search your bookmarks by multiple tags from Firefox without going to the bookmarks menu?

I want to be able to type:

Tags: work,book

into something like the Google search bar in the top right hand corner. Kind of like how you can use searches in Evernote and Gmail.


This feature is built into the address bar.

All you need to do is type a +, a Space, and then each tag, separated by a Space. So, if you wanted to search for all items tagged with both "comedy" and "video", you would type + comedy video directly into the address bar.

Source: Awesome Bar - Find your bookmarks, history and tabs when you type in the address bar

  • Unfortunately there isn't a way to select them all.(Personal quest.) I wrote an add-on for the original question, but with Webextensions it will be impossible to continue.addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/bookmarks-x-tags – e-motiv Sep 4 '17 at 12:36
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    It only shows first 10 items. What do I do if I want the 11th one? – ctrl-alt-delor Sep 22 '17 at 14:06
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    @ctrl-alt-delor there is a way to increase the number of items shown in the address bar by making some changes in the about:config. Type about:config into the address bar,find browser.urlbar.maxRichResults then right click > Modify, and enter a higher number. You might need to restart Firefox to apply the change. Source: support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1205508 – Ghos3t Apr 4 at 21:41
  • Outdated for later Firefox ("Quantum"): see my answer on that. – cipricus Nov 6 at 0:18

In later Firefox (Quantum, now testing with v.70 in Linux), it's * (instead of + of the initial answer). * can be typed before or after the search terms.

So, in order to search Tags: work,book, type:

*work book


work book*

If typing * is too difficult, an addon that works at the date of this post provides a button that triggers a field where the key words can be typed: Search Bookmarks Button.

Some application launchers can search among internet bookmarks. In Linux there are many solutions, I hope there are in other systems too.

Gnome and Plasma desktops have search tools with that capability already.

When lacking that feature in Linux, one could use Synapse as it is desktop-agnostic. Synapse has a plugin to search Chromium bookmarks, but not one for Firefox; having Chromium installed and importing Firefox bookmarks in Chromium does the trick.

So, enabling the plugin:

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search your terms and press the right-arrow key to select the "Internet" category to the right:

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