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April, 2005

My First Firefox Lifehack

Get Firefox! Hello all, just wanted to let you know about this cool little thing I discovered in Firefox last night. If everyone already knows about this then please ignore this post.

Anyway, have you ever tried typing words into the address bar? Well, give it a try. Type your name. Or better yet, type my name. That's right, just type "noah brier" right into the address bar (you don't need the quotes). You know what happens?

You end up right back at my homepage.

It appears that the address bar is programmed to handle non-addresses by doing an "I'm feeling lucky" Google search. So whatever you type in will show you the first Google return on the search term.

It's so cool and easy. Why didn't I know about this?

April 27, 2005
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