Location Bar Characters

Location Bar Characters

Have trouble remembering the special characters that filter the location bar's results? ( ^ * + % ~ # @ ) Like when you want to search only in bookmarks, or history, or open tabs, etc.? With this add-on a reminder is only a click away.

Location Bar Characters
What is Location Bar Characters?
Location Bar Characters is a Firefox add-on that provides a toolbar button with a panel to remind you of the special characters that filter the location bar's search results. It helps you easily remember and use these characters to focus your search on bookmarks, history, open tabs, and more.
Users: 47 ▼ -1
Rating: 3.40 (5)
Version: 1.0.1resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2014-05-09
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 16.54K
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Did you know that when you type special characters into Firefox's location bar (aka: url bar, awesome bar) it filters/focuses the location bar's search results. For example, enter "%" to show only results from currently open tabs, or "*" for just your bookmarks, or "^" for just your history, etc.

This super simple add-on just provides a toolbar button that displays a panel to remind you what the characters are and what they do. Here they are:

^   Browsing history
*   Bookmarks
+   Pages you've tagged
%   Currently open tabs
~   Pages you've typed
#   Page titles
@   Web addresses (URLs) 

They can be entered before or after search terms. Learn more about them here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/awesome-bar-search-firefox-bookmarks-history-tabs#w_changing-results-on-the-fly

User reviews
Two shortcuts obsolete: - @ Web addresses (URLs) - ~ Pages you've typed See https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox instead.
by Peter Kehl, 2024-03-12
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Risk impact

Location Bar Characters is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Location Bar Characters is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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