Create an alias for your bookmarks in Firefox

If you visit the same websites regularly, it’s a good idea to bookmark them so that you don’t have to enter their address in the browser every single time. You can then add these links to the bookmark bar, and open those websites with just one mouse click.

Firefox bookmarks

But there’s a trick to open websites up in your browser that’s even faster and easier than clicking an icon on a toolbar: adding a keyword – that is, an alias – to each web page you bookmark in Firefox. Simply open the Bookmark Manager in Firefox (Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks) and search for the website you want to create an alias for.

Firefox bookmarks

Highlight the selected bookmark with the mouse and click the black arrow button besides “More” at the bottom of the window. This will display more text fields, including one that reads “Keyword“. Enter the alias for the website here – you can use a word or just a single letter.

Firefox bookmarks

Close the Bookmark Manager and you’re done! Now every time you enter that letter or word into the address field in Firefox, you’ll be immediately taken to the associated website.

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