ExamplesI’ve created the following keywords on my Firefox:
- “gg foo” googles for “foo”
- “we foo” searches Wikipedia for “foo”
- “dict panache” looks up “panache” in an online dictionary
- “imdb inception” looks up “inception” in IMDB.
How it worksKeywords work as follows. Given the keyword command
we fooThis command goes to the URL
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?search=fooIt does so, because there is a bookmark whose keyword is we and whose URL is
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?search=%sHenceforth, typing the keyword looks for this bookmark and replaces %s with the argument after we.
- Keywords in Google Chrome: “Preferences → Basics → Search → Manage Search Engines...”
- Keywords in Firefox: Go to the properties of a bookmark and set a value for “Keyword”.
- Keyboard shortcuts that work in most browsers:
- Ctrl-T (Mac: Cmd-T) opens a new tab.
- Ctrl-L (Mac: Cmd-L) gets you to the address bar.