Firefox’s keyword bookmarking is one of our favourite browser features, but giving bookmarks keywords is kind of a long process. With a few changes to a system file, however, you can give your bookmarks a keyword right from the address bar.
Not only do Firefox’s keywords let you quickly access bookmarks and search any site, but they let you perform nearly any task right from your browser’s address bar. Chrome’s custom search engines are easy to edit, but in Firefox, you have to first create a bookmark, then open up the bookmark manager and edit that bookmark. Over at Guiding Tech, however, they’ve found that adding a few lines to your userChrome.css file will let you add keywords to bookmarks right from the address bar.
Head into your Firefox installation’s profile folder and edit the userChrome.css file. If you have a file called userChrome-example.css, rename it to userChrome.css. Add the following lines to the end of the file:
visibility: visible !important;
-moz-box-align: centre !important;
display: none !important;
Now, when you add a bookmark to firefox by clicking the star icon, you’ll have an option to give that bookmark a keyword right then and there. It’ll save you time rummaging around your bookmark manager in the future!