The other day, when we were talking about bringing Chrome features into Firefox, the topic “searching from the address bar” was mentioned. By default, when you type a word into the address bar by itself, it gives you Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” number one result.
What if you just want to do a regular Google search?
There is an easy way to turn your address bar into a Google search box. You want to type into your address bar about:config. Next, type into the filter keyword.URL. Once you have found it there, modify the string in there and replace it with:
From now on, when you type in a word or phrase into the address bar and hit enter, it will launch a Google search for it rather than giving you Google’s top result for that word or phrase.