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Firefox Smart Keywords

By Mike Lin

Firefox’s smart keywords are amazingly useful.

Using smart keywords as described in the link, you can make it so that if you type ‘d nonplussed’ into Firefox’s address bar to do a lookup in your favourite dictionary site, or ‘th nonplussed’ for a thesaurus lookup, or ‘wp nonplussed’ for a Wikipedia lookup etc. Combine this with the alt-d hotkey to move the cursor to the address bar, and you can lookup an unfamiliar word in literally 2 seconds, which means you’re way more likely to do it. After using it for a while, you’ll be saying more really big words, which among other things is totally sexy.

… although they say it’s not the size of your vocabulary that matters, it’s how you use it.

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