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Quick Firefox Tip April 25, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Abhimanyu Ghoshal @ 11:17 am

As you might know (c’mon, you’re one of 5 people who read my blog), I work for Deviantart Inc., and there’s a lot of PR work involved. This means that I have to frequently visit user pages, which have URLs like username.deviantart.com. Its a pain to type this over and over again, especially since I’m used to hitting Ctrl+Enter for http://www.sitename.com (type sitename, hit Ctrl+Enter, and Firefox/IE will add the rest for you). Here’s a trick you can use for deviantart pages, blogger blogs, and anything else with a similar URL type:

  • Click Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > New Bookmark.
  • In the ‘location’ field, type ‘http://%s.deviantart.com‘ or ‘http://%s.blogger.com‘, without the quotes.
  • Add a keyword thats short and easy to type/remember. For deviantart pages, I use ‘da’. So, to go to my page, i simply type ‘da abe-x’ (without quotes) and hit Enter. Similarly, for blogspot pages, I use ‘bs’.

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4 Responses to “Quick Firefox Tip”

  1. Indra Says:

    Ohhhh, it’s a deadly!!!
    good tip. always wondered about that. even for xxx.blogspot.com

  2. iamlame Says:

    Nifty tip indeed. I had always wondered about it. Finally. Woo.

  3. Rio Says:

    It’s really powerful as a search even. You can enter in a keyword for just about any major search engine and even Google’s translation service. If don’t want to build your own list of keywords, you can download and import a list of 140+ here.

  4. Asfaq Says:

    u could do this using opera since ages.. thnx anyways for the tip šŸ˜‰


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