14 August 2005

Software: Firefox's Search Bar

You can widen your Firefox Search Bar by editing your userChrome.css file. In Windows, it is C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[random].default\chrome\userChrome.css:

#search-container, #searchbar {
 -moz-box-flex: 600 !important;
}
Also, I found from the French Firefox site, but not in the English on-line help, that the keyboard shortcut for selecting the search bar is Ctrl-K.

Tip: The search bar is more useful than Smart Keywords in the Address field because it remembers previous search patterns while the address field does not.