I came across this post in one of my Google reader feeds: 5 awesome Mozilla Firefox secrets
I added this "secret" as a shortcut for searching the DC forum from Firefox. It works a treat!
1. Customize search with Smart Keywords
A little-known Firefox feature lets you run searches within any given Web site from the browser's address bar. For example, to search for "TouchPad" within Amazon.com, all you'd have to do is type "amazon touchpad" in the Firefox bar.
To create a smart keyword, head to a Web site and locate the search field. Then, right-click the search field and select "Add Keyword for this search...". Create the bookmark, store it in a folder, and your smart keyword is now enabled. Try it with reference sites like Wikipedia and IMDB for quick access to answers.
I have now added it as a shortcut to searching all my favourite websites (where they have a search box on the web page) from the browser address bar. It's a real timesaver compared to the somewhat awkward approaches to searching that we may otherwise be obliged to use on various websites.
Hope DC forum users find it useful or of interest.