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Firefox - Integrated Web Searching
This article explains integrated searching, keyword search, and smart browsing in Firefox.
Integrated Web Search
Firefox includes a box to the right side of the address bar that allows you to quickly search the web using a search engine like Google. Simply type a word or phrase in the box and press Enter. To change which search engine is used, click on the downward-pointing triangle in this field, then select from the listed search engines.
Most Search Engines support searches by keyword. For example, you could type "chocolate" (without quotation marks) into Firefox's address bar to do a search for the word "chocolate" in the search engine you chose.
Please note that the search available depends on which engine(s) you've chosen in your Tools > Options > Search. The engines included by Firefox change from time to time.
Smart Browsing (Autocomplete)
Firefox will also automatically suggest URLs that you have previously visited as you type into the address bar. Possible matches appear in a drop-down menu; just click on one, or use the arrow keys on your keyboard, to select which match you want to visit.