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Quicker Searching in Firefox

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This week, Roman writes in and wants to know of a way to do quicker searching via Firefox and not have to start at the beginning of the document to do it.

In IE, because it doesn’t search as you type, you can highlight a piece of text, and then press ctrl-F and have it search below your selection first, then it gets to the bottom of the page and searches the part of the page before your selection. in firefox, i find that the search as you type feature always starts at the top of the page. Is there a workaround?

For the quick searching that you need, I have found that using Firefox’s quick search would be the best way to go. It isn’t the same as the search that you get with Ctrl+F though. For this one all you need to hit is the / key.

Quick Finder

This one will give you the search you need to start where you are on the page. Also after you are done with it, it disappears out of sight. Hope that helps!

Have another feature request or suggestion you’d like to see built into Firefox by default or added by an extension? Let me know about it and I’ll feature it on Firefox Facts and maybe even find you a solution to your problem (if you have one).

Quicker Searching From Firefox

Now having the search box up in the right hand corner of your screen is pretty handy. What if you do not want the wasted space though?

I mean, you could conduct all you searching via the address bar and just get rid of the search bar altogether is you wanted to. Now how can you get this done yourself? Well – over at VertebrateSilence.com, Vili has written a guide on help you do just that.

Firefox quick searches (also known as smart keywords) basically allow you to use the address bar of your browser to search the Internet. There are a few quick searches in your browser as a default: typing in dict vanilla should for example give you the definition of vanilla as found in dictionary.com.

+ Add Quicker Searching to Your Firefox Browser!

Need a few more ways to minimize your toolbar space?

The more of these quick minimizing the toolbar space tips that I find, the smaller Firefox seems to become for me. Having a browser that molds itself to your ever desire though is one of the reasons why Firefox is gaining so much popularity.

Single Click Image Search

Need to search for an image in a hurry? The Search Images With a Single Click Firefox extension allows you to do just that. No more typing in the URL, or going to Google then clicking on the “Images” link. All you need to do is highlight the term that you wish to search for and click “Search Images”. It automatically takes you to Google’s Image search.

[Learn More About Search Images With a Single Click!]

Celebrity Search

Now I will be the first to say that I do not spend a lot of time looking up information on and about celebrities. For those of you who do that sort of thing though, I have a Firefox extension that you can no do without. The Celebrity Search Firefox extension puts all that Hollywood searching power right at your fingertips.

[Learn More About Celebrity Search!]

GooglePreview

Ever wanted to see a Web page before you clicked that link in Google? This extension inserts preview images (thumbnails) of web sites and Amazon products into the Google and Yahoo search results pages. This should make your searching just a little faster and maybe even a little better.

[Learn More About GooglePreview!]

SearchWP

I hate it when I search for something, and then I have to scroll up and down to find what I was looking for once I get on a Web page that has it. For an example, say you were looking through a terms of service agreement for the word cancellation. Well with SearchWP, the words you searched for will provide menu buttons so you can find them a little faster.

[Learn More About SearchWP!]

SearchWith

We all want a quicker, better and faster way of searching for things. Thankfully there is more than one way to becoming a searching master from within Firefox. Now you have the default search box in the upper right corner, but sometimes that just does not do the job. What if you want to search a term you see on a Web site? That is where SearchWith comes into play.

[Learn More About SearchWith!]

SlimSearch

Search PluginsThere are a million and one ways to do a search via the Firefox browser. Just like with Jello though, there is always room for one more.

SlimSearch handles quick and simple searches via your right-click menu. After you have installed the extension, all you need to do is highlight what you need to search and select your method of searching. Right now SlimSearch supports: Google, Google Images, Google News, Froogle, Google Local, Google Maps, Google Video, Wikipedia, Internet Movie Database, and Netflix.

[Learn More About SlimSearch!]

Enhanced Bookmark Search

firefoxlogo.jpgHow many bookmarks do you have? Do you have so many that finding one is a three hour task you do not want to tackle? Ok, maybe three hours might be a little long, but you get my idea. Some of us have way too many bookmarks and not enough time to find what we are looking for. We need an enhanced bookmark search. Funny enough, I just ran across an extension that has that very name.

[Learn More About Enhanced Bookmark Search!]