By using smart keywords, you can search specific websites right from the Firefox location bar. Rather than going to that website, finding the search box and typing in your thing you want to search – you can type the keyword and your search quarry right in the location bar.
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The QuickWiki extension for Firefox gives you the ability to quickly lookup a word in Wiktionary or Wikipedia without needing to open a new tab up to do so. I have been using this add-on for a while and I do have to say it does make it a little easier to look up words on these two wiki services. If you find yourself quoting either of these sources very often – then this extension is a must download.
Being able to add any search box to Firefox’s built in searching tools would be great, right? Well, you can get this done with the Add to Search Bar add-on for Firefox. This handy add-on for the browser will let you right click on any search box in any website and add it to the choice of search engines in the top-right corner of Firefox.
For all the things that the most recent versions of Firefox have done for simplifying the interface, why do we still need to have a separate box for searches? If you are like me and are needing a way to simplify the browser even more – try out Instantfox.
Firefox’s history features have always been a little lacking if you need to do any real heavy duty searching for something you browsed through before. One add-on from Mozilla Labs that is looking to change that is RecallMonkey. It gives you more powerful searching options when it comes to browsing through the Firefox browser history.
The team at Twitter have developed a very slick new add-on for Firefox that allows you to quickly see what is going on via Twitter in the Firefox address bar. The obviously named, Twitter Address Bar Search, add-on comes in handy for those of us who need to quickly search and see what is going on via Twitter, the micro-blogging & status sharing network.
Tired of opening new tabs or going back and forth between pages when you are searching for content? KwiClick hopes to make your life a whole lot simpler. This extension for Firefox will super charge your searching habits in Firefox and in turn save you some time too.
Amazon is my proverbial Walmart when it comes to shopping. I do probably 90% of my online shopping at Amazon, cause they always have what I need. AmazonAssist is a new Firefox add-on that helps me find product information and promises to enhance my shopping experience. Does it?
Until now, every Firefox add-on that promises to give me awesome abilities to look things up when I highlight a word have been mediocre at best. The Apture Highlights add-on for Firefox really is a game changer. It allows you to highlight a phrase and get background information from Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter and more – on the same page. It also gives me this ability without looking tacky or sticking out like a sore thumb.
Want to create your own Firefox search plugin? The steps on how to do this used to be a lot easier back in the early days of Firefox, but now with the OpenSearch protocol in all modern browsers – the steps are a little more difficult. Have no fear though, because I have found a resource that will make creating your own Firefox search plugin easy again and it takes only a few simple steps.