2 Ways to Instantify Your Firefox Address Bar

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With Google Chrome, FireFox smart keywords and multiple addons, searching from the browser address bar has become the common searching experience. But is there any way to give your browser address bar “instant” feel?

Actually, there are two ways. Here are 2 tools to search from FireFox address bar and see instant results as you type:

1. Instant FireFox

Inspired by Google Instant, Instant FireFox borrows that behavior and lets you see Google search results while you are still typing. The tool doesn’t use Google Suggest to auto-complete your query and searches for what you have managed to type in so far.

You can question the point of this tool because it actually adds almost nothing new except for the fact that not you don’t need to click Enter no more but if you give it a try, you’ll be surprised by how quickly it actually works.

2. Cyber Search

CyberSearch is the FireFox addon that helps you supercharge your browser address bar with advanced search capabilities. With it, you will be able to see results pop up while you are typing the search query in the address bar.

All you need to do is to use these shortcuts for different Google services (or create your own shortcuts):

  • gweb (Google web)
  • gblog (Google blog search)
  • gbook (Google books)
  • gimage (Google Images)
  • gloc (Google local)
  • gnews (Google news)
  • gpatent (Google patent)
  • gvid (Google video)
  • bcalc (Bing Instant answer)
  • bweb (Bing web)

Cyber search

Happy searching!

Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing,... Read Full Bio
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  • Samkula

    Contrary to popular belief, quite a few users actually prefer the search box Over the address bar.
    Because you get the Option to switch search engines, also the search results look much smoother and higher productivity. Also with about:config, search box auto opens in new tab.
    Farr better than chromes address box search.

  • Anonymous

    Its superb.. That two ways are really helpful to instantify our Firefox address bar..