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Mozilla custom keywords

Filed under: — adam @ 1:42 am

Firefox has a little-known feature called custom keywords – they’re sort of like macros with parameters for urls.

This is the only documentation I could find about it (there may be more functionality that’s not listed here):

Essentially, you can define a short string and use that instead of the full url, plus a substitution.

For example, if you wanted to search my blog, you could add a bookmark with the url “” and a keyword “aquick”. Then, typing “aquick copying” in the address bar would give you all of the posts on copying.

Personally, I find this incredibly useful.

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