How to make Firefox's awesome bar (address bar) to work like in Google Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history.

This addon does not answer my question, but I like to use it too. It suggests words search from search engine suggestions list, but I want also suggestions from phrases, which I input earlier (like in Chrome), immediately showing it in the awesome bar in blue (or red) color while I type. Also I want auto saving of these suggestions between browser restart.

I want like this, but not only for URLs suggestions (I want for words suggestions from my search history too):

Google Chrome omnibox search

P.S: Omnibox is the other name for Omnibar addon, which does not satisfy my requests as I wrote in my question.

P.P.S: I don't want search completion from URLs and tittle of sites as in the addon Prospector - Speak Words

  • What is wrong with simply typing your search into your address bar, exactly? I can search words that will auto complete if I have searched them before. You can even set keywords like g for google, a for amazon and make simple searches like "g whatever" and get search results on whatever.
    – Dispenser
    Jul 3, 2014 at 21:09
  • @Dispensador Of course I use keywords. But I want this (see image) not only for URLs, but for word phrases too (as in Google Chrome). I want suggestions with immediate auto complete of first in awesomebar (addressbar). Jul 3, 2014 at 22:35

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A blog from Mozilla has already shown how to Combine Your Firefox Search Bar and Address Bar since 2013, suggesting the Foobar add-on

The Foobar add-on lets you integrate the functionality of the search bar into the address bar, making searching and navigation quicker and easier for those who like a combined experience.

For more suggestions see Combine Firefox Address Bar and Search Bar into One Like Chrome

However you can already search from the address bar without a keyword even before that, since at least 2010. There's also a blog from Mozilla in 2012 talking about Easy Awesome Bar Search. If you don't want to see the search bar just right click on the toolbar > customize and remove the search bar. See

Later in Firefox 57 Mozilla has turned off the search bar by default, with an option to change between the two layouts

Firefox search bar option


Try using Beyond Australis. This addon can change the results displayed in the Firefox Awesomebar.

recent history, your bookmarks, other open tabs, searches the web using your favorite search engine and can even show you suggestions to search for.

If it's incompatible, use this.

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    – DavidPostill
    Jul 17, 2016 at 11:24

Install Omnibox add-on in Mozilla. It's very easy and works same as in Chrome.

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    You did not read my question. I wrote, that Omnibar addon is not the same as in Google Chrome. This addon does not satisfy my requests. That page only named Omnibar addon as Omnibox addon. Jul 2, 2014 at 17:07

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