I switched web browsers a few months ago to Google Chrome. The thing I like most about it is that I can enter in a keyword directly into the address bar and it does the Google search. I know with Firefox, you simply type it into the Google search bar but I find it way easier typing it into the address bar.
Today, I leaned something else that I really like. If you click on the wrench in the top right corner and choose Preferences from the drop menu, then choose Basics, then tick the box beside “Enable Instant for faster searching and browsing” beside “Search”, when you start typing in a url, it automatically opens the site that most closely matches what you have typed so far. As you type more, it changes sites. My original thought was this is based on your cookies but I typed in a url I had not visited in over a year and it opened it but not until the entire url had been entered.
This will save a lot of time especially on the sites you visit regularly. One site I visit a lot now only takes me typing the letter “m” and it opens. Sorry, I can’t tell you what site opens – it is personal. (Shh – www.mlb.com). I am a big baseball fan.