How to Use Keywords to Quickly Visit Sites in Firefox and Chrome

If there are a bunch of sites that you visit every day then setting up bookmark keywords for them would be an intelligent thing to do. Like, I have set the letter ‘g’ as the keyword for Guiding Tech. That means, I could just type the letter g in the address bar of Firefox or Chrome, and hit enter to open the Guiding Tech homepage.

In this article, we’ll see how we can achieve this in Firefox and Chrome so that we can be more productive in our day-to-day browsing.

Setting Up Keywords For Bookmarks In Firefox

Lets see how we can set up keywords for your favorite sites in Firefox.

Step 1. Firstly, you’d need to bookmark that site. This can be done by clicking on the star icon on the extreme right of the address bar when you are on that page.

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Step 2: Now press Ctrl+Shift+B to open the bookmarks library. There, search for the site you just bookmarked. Once you find it in the results, click on it and check the description fields which appear at the bottom of that window.

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You’ll find a small arrow pointing downwards that says More. Click on it.

Step 3. You’ll now see a field that says Keyword. This is where you’ll put the letter or the word that you could use to quickly open that site in Firefox.

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Don’t forget to hit the small Save button before you exit out of that window.

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That was how you could set up keywords for your favorite sites in Firefox. Now lets move on to Chrome.

Setting Up Keywords For Bookmarks In Chrome

In Chrome, this process is a bit tricky because there’s no straight-forward way to get it done. But there’s a simple workaround. Lets see what is that.

Step 1. Right click on the Chrome address bar and click on Edit search engines.

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Step 2. The Edit Search Engines window will open up. Now click on Add on the right.

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Step 3. Here, add the name of the site, the corresponding keyword you want to use and its URL.

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Click OK and you are done! You can now type in that keyword and hit enter to open that site in Chrome.

Hope both the above mentioned tricks help in increasing your browsing productivity.

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Abhijeet Mukherjee is the founder, publisher and editor of Guiding Tech. He's a web publisher who’s been working online full time since 2008. He loves all things tech and has also written for some of the top blogs on the planet.