How to open a website using just a keyword in Firefox

This brief tutorial will show you how to open any of your Firefox bookmarks using just a keyword in the Address Bar.

  1. When you add a site to your Bookmarks in Firefox, you’re always prompted to enter a Name, specify a folder to put it in, and assign it Tags.
  2. However, you’re not prompted to enter a keyword. To do so, highlight the Bookmark and then right-click it. Select Properties from the list.
  3. In the Keyword space, enter a word or sequence of characters that you can easily remember specific to that site. Click the Save Changes button when you’re done.
  4. Now any time you want to load that site, just enter the keyword in your Address Bar.
  5. And that site will load.
  6. That’s it!
{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Rick R May 1, 2009, 8:56 am

    I prefer going the OpenDNS route and adding custom aliases, But both work very well.

  • Brian May 8, 2009, 1:40 am

    Thanks for the tip. That’s very handy.
    I am still using IE most of the time but I am starting to like FF and its cool features.

  • alan foster February 14, 2011, 9:47 pm

    thanks. i was really wondering how to get that

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  • Kevin September 6, 2011, 1:23 am

    I saw a guy on a tutorial video I was watching, do this and I for the life of me could not figure out how to make it work. I literally have spent like a week of my life trying to get the keyword commands like this and finally I have got it working! Thanks a bunch, now I can get back on to something more meaningful of my time! lol

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