Mozilla Firefox – A very popular and versatile web browser for efficient internet usage. According to Mozilla Corp., Firefox has been captivated maximum market share all around the world. Open source is one of the pretty good feature in Firefox where code is available for common users to make desiring modification from its original design, free of charge, i.e., open.
In spite of discussing more about Mozilla, Lets know – how to “Enhance Productivity With Firefox’s Address Bar” which is more often usages over any other web-browser’s bar. Address Bar is one of the most important places of browser where any user takes help to navigate to web pages on internet from.
If you are thinking that you need to install few latest add-ons which has been listed somewhere, so just choose those that are likely to help you get things done faster.
1. Firefox Shortcuts For The Address Bar
We have find some couple of shortcut keys which are related with Firefox address bar, from the Firefox’s official website.
Note: Users can switch over the auto-complete feature by installing URL Suffix Firefox plugin.
Firefox‘s address bar consist a awesome feature that offers most appropriate suggestions while typing. If you often mistype url manually in address bar therefore two type of addons will be inestimable for you.
URL corrector allow you to type english letters in the address witout considring what language your computer is currently set to use.
URL Fixer correct the letter which you have typed in address bar. If you want that the entered URL corrected so user have to be active and deactive confirmation option for the tool.
User can gear-up protocol mistypes (http:, https:), mistakes in most popular domains and corrects common misspellings of .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, .mil, etc;
Right click on the Firefox address bar to turn off/on the confirmation window.
3. Increase The Font Size of Firefox Address Bar
If you are felling hiccups to read URL properly in Firefox address bar than you can take help of “Make Address Bar Font Size Bigger” to improve visualization on location bar.
Here is an example:
Gspace is a content management extension which allows you to integrate your Gmail account with online mass storage device.
User can install Gspace in web browser easily, now your are allowed to drag and drop files into Gmail to store and run your work smoothly. Gspace offers facility to manage unlimited Gmail account to backup all type of documents with the help of its user friendly interface.
5. Faster Browsing
Locationbar2 “linkifies URL segments” allows easy click-through upper-level folders in the URL path by just holding CTRL, Shift or Alt for that.
Apart from, it posses the ability to produce a nice visual effect by putting emphasis on the domain which will bring low the disarray:
UrlbarExtM gives authority to stretch forth the address bar by using set of commands.
you can follow some useful path
- Go one directory level up in the URL
- Copy the URL
- Shorten the URL
User can hide any of the commands from the address bar by using this option.
Flashblock is an addon for the Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers which does not allow loading Macromedia Flash content on a web page.It then leaves placeholders on the web page that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.
7. Enhanced Search Options
Enhanced Search Option addone helps to put enough capablilites in Firefox address bar.
Have a look one list below
CyberSearch incorporates with multiple Google services and show related search history as well.
- gweb – Google general search;
- gloc – Google local search;
- gvid – Google video search;
- gblog – Google blog search;
- gnews – Google news search;
- gbook – Google book search;
- gimg – Google image search;
- gpat – Google patent search.
Omnibar enable you to jump on search engines which are in right from the address bar, you just hit on search engine icon in the address bar.
It has consist cool features like wildcard support, mouseless search engine switching and auto-complete.
ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support.
See major features are:
- Save Web page
- Save snippet of Web page
- Save Web site
- Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
- Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
- Editing of the collected Web page
- Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera’s Notes
Auto-Completion allow to add yourself Omnibar by about:config only if this addon is not installed in you browser for auto-completion functionality.
- In the address bar type about:config;
- Filter: browser.urlbar.autoFill
- Double-click on the value for “browser.urlbar.autoFill” to set it to True.
2. Easier Partial URL Highlighting
If you want to swith from default behavior jus follow the steps mentaioned below.
- Type about:config in the address bar
- Filter: browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll
- Double-click on the value to make it False
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