Firebird URL shortcut tips
10th October 2003
I’ve been using these for ages, but in case you haven’t heard about them here are some handy shortcuts involving Firebird’s URL bar:
- Enter a word (or several words) and hit Enter; Firebird runs a Google “I’m feeling lucky” search thus redirecting you to the top result. Great for sites you can’t remember the URL for, such as “Thunderbird Help”.
- Enter a word and hit Ctrl+Enter; Firebird adds www. to the start and .com to the end and takes you to that site.
- Enter a word and hit Shift+Enter; Firebird takes you to the .net domain.
- Enter a word and hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter; Firebird takes you to the .org domain.
- Also, hitting Alt+Enter (or Alt+any of the above) opens a new tab with that URL in it.
Finally, Ctrl+K focuses you on the quick search box at the top, and F6 or Alt+D jump you to the URL bar itself.
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