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In Firefox's addressbar, you can limit results by typing special characters before or after your term

^ for matches in your browsing history.
* for matches in your bookmarks.
% for matches in your currently open tabs.
# for matches in page titles.
@ for matches in web addresses.

@dpreacher whats the one for "fuck you thats not a valid domain name, I want to google this"

@kurisu ctrl-k and type the search term. although latest firefox has dared the user to optionally get rid of the search bar and look like chrome some more. I'm yet to try your 3.4kbps example. that example just sounds like something I'd use to show firefox down. :P

@dpreacher I don't have the search box even before 57 because I wanted to use it like chrome :)

And no, i've definitely hit this in real life before. I just couldn't come up with what I hit it with so I made one up

@kurisu i dunno if you are into programming but that uses a bunch of periods as well. like you want to search os.system and not land up on a website called os.system, right?
A quick experiment tells me I can prepend strings with '.' in them with @ sign and it would send the string to your favorite search engine rather than treat it as an URL. Haa! No need to move to chrome for me! :P :D

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@kurisu na the experiment was not a complete success although the AI in search engines compensate for the same. Well, my hand's still waving at me confident of its memory of ctrl-k