In addition to performing general web searches using your default search engine, you can also easily search specific websites directly from the Firefox address bar. You can assign a keyword shortcut to your favorite search engines to make it easier to perform a search.
For example, you might assign @shopping to your built-in Amazon search or an abbreviated search engine name:
Assign search shortcuts
You can assign search shortcuts to your favorite search engines:
- In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click and then select or , depending on your macOS version.Click the menu button and select .
- Click on the left panel.
- Scroll down to Search Shortcuts.
- Double-click on the Keyword column for the search engine you want to assign a shortcut to.
- Enter your search shortcut keyword; for example, youtube (it does not have to begin with @).
- Press EnterReturn.
Search shortcut keywords are already included for default search engines but you can add additional keywords or you can assign search shortcut keywords to search engines added to Firefox.