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Google Maps + Firefox Smart Keywords

Admit it. You love Google Maps. It’s so useful that you likely use it every day for something-or-other. And if you’re a Firefox user, here’s a tip that will make Google Maps even easier to use: Firefox Smart Keywords

It’s pretty simple. Create a bookmark that looks like this:

Firefox Smart Keyword Setup

Firefox Smart Keyword Setup

The two things to note are the “%s” at the end of the location, and the “m” beside keyword.

So, what does this do? When you “Ctrl+L” to your AwesomeBar (aka “location bar”) you can type “m” (or whatever keyword you define in the “Keyword” field above), followed by a space, followed by the thing you want to search for in Google Maps. The ‘m’ will tell Firefox you are using this Smart Keyword, and the “%s” will be replaced by the text string you type!

For example, if I wanted to find pizza in Paris right now, I would type

m pizza paris

in the AwesomeBar and hit Enter. Bingo!

Or, I could find directions from Paris to Roubaix by typing

m Paris to Roubaix

Of course this works similarly with any other sites (not just mapping sites) that you can pass part of the URL to via a variable. Use your imagination! :)

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