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Searching for opened tabs, history, and bookmarks in Firefox just got faster

Firefox 81 Nightly now allows users to search for opened tabs, history, and bookmarks from the address bar, Techtsp has noticed a design change. As we know, Firefox already offers one-off searches in the address bar to let users search across different search engines without having to switch between default search engine preferences. Firefox now wants to provide users with a quick and easy way to search across History, Tabs, and Bookmarks. This is where the recent design change comes in handy.

“This is a first step in unifying one-off and search shortcuts to provide a more streamlined search experience,” says Mozilla.

Similar to how users select their preferred search engine in the Firefox address bar, they can now choose from three additional options: Bookmarks, Tabs, and History. Let’s say you have to search for a YouTube video you might have watched in the past. All you need to do is choose the History shortcut in the address bar and enter a keyword related to the video. Similarly, you can also search across Bookmarks and opened tabs.

Firefox 79 is Mozilla's current stable release. Meanwhile, Firefox 80 is in the Beta channel and it will arrive to Mozilla's stable release channel on August 25, 2020.

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