When you add a bookmark to Firefox you can also specify a keyword for it. Typing in that keyword into the address bar activates that bookmark. You can also pass a parameter to your bookmark, by typing in
keyword parameter. This allows you to setup some really useful shortcuts. Here is a list of some of my searches:
|Search / Site||Keyword||Url|
|Oracle 10g docs||oracle||http://www.oracle.com/pls/db102/search?word=%s|
%s token in the URL is substituted with whatever you type after your keyword. I can type
g linq to search Google for information on “linq”, or
d2 firefox keyword searches to lookup my blog for this article when I forget the URL format required :). You can generally work out the required URL by checking the address bar after performing a search and replacing your search term with %s.