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A little productivity tip for Firefox users—smart keywords

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 14, 2008
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Just noticed this feature in Firefox this morning which is a real time saver. I’m often looking around for books and I have a couple of favourite websites (Amazon, Readings). In Firefox you can assign a search box on say your Amazon website to a keyword. Then whenever you want to make a search you just type that keyword followed by your search string into the place where you would normally type a web address and hit return. And viola, the search results appear.

Here is the link to the Firefox help page that describes how to do it.

About  Shawn Callahan

Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on:

2 Responses to “A little productivity tip for Firefox users—smart keywords”

  1. Johnnie Moore Says:

    Great tip! And that Viola, she’s some smart woman…

  2. Romi Rancken Says:

    I didn’t know about that function – clever!
    I have recently started to use Ubiquity myself
    (http://labs.mozilla.com/projects/ubiquity) which brings similar (but wider) functionality to Firefox, but it’s still in it’s early stages. Promising, though.

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