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Feb 16 2009

Cool Little Firefox Time Saving Tip

Just watched a nice little video from fellow productivity blogger, Jared Goralnick over at

I thought I would share it. Cannot believe I had not noticed this before and I am sure I will now use this all the time!

Got any other neat little Firefox tips? If so, let me know by leaving a comment below.

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  1. David Pierce said on February 16th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I can’t believe I didn’t know about this yet! I love the Awesome Bar (mostly because it’s called the Awesome Bar), and this is a great tip. I spend most of my time on only a few sites, and this is a perfect way to make it more efficient. Thanks!

  2. Andrew Mason said on February 17th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    @David Pierce:
    The best tips are always the simple ones! I cannot believe I missed this also!

    Thanks for the comment.

  3. Ben Pei said on February 17th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Dang… Yeah Andrew you are so right. We always overlook simple stuff and never realise how good they are!


  4. Michael Deutch said on February 17th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Neat trick, I used the bar to search but never with the shortcuts. Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Chris R. said on February 18th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Nice tip. I always used only one word in the bar and then scrolled down to find what I need.

    I just tried this trick and found out that you can type in more than two text blocks. The more blocks you add, the more accurate result you’ll get.

  6. Chris R. said on February 18th, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    BTW, something is wrong with your “Top Commentators” widget. It links to the page it’s placed on.

  7. n02m said on February 19th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Hmmm … I mean … this IS the Awesome Bar. What else is awesome about it? Maybe that’s the part _I_ didn’t know ;)

  8. Hip Hop Videos said on March 4th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Haha I can’t believe I didn’t know about this trick. I just tried it on my site and getting to the admin panel and it works flawlessly!

  9. Fish Recipe said on March 6th, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Ever second that is saved accumulates, I had always known about that if i typed “fa” i would get facebook would I never knew about going beyond that and getting more refined with the searches! Gawd I love Firefox more and more!

  10. The Blogger Source said on March 11th, 2009 at 3:14 am

    I have to join in, I didn’t know this either. Just amazing how far advanced FF is over IE.

  11. web design miami said on April 6th, 2009 at 8:20 am

    The most amazing tips are usualy the ones that are seemingly obvious. Stuff that designers don’t even put in tutorials since they think it’s a common sense. Once you realise the awesomness of the feature you just can’t remember that you were able to live without it.

  12. buy rap beats said on January 19th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Awesome share! That’s a perfect example why Firefox is the best browser!

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