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Keyword search on Fennec for Android?

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dylanemcgregor
 
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Post Posted April 5th, 2016, 7:59 am

On the desktop I use keyword searches all the time for various things "m address" opens up Google maps to that address, "q ticker" gives me a Yahoo finance quote, etc... Very useful feature that I think would be even more useful on mobile. I thought the first couple of versions of Fennec had this on Maemo, but I haven't been able to find any discussion of it one way or another. Any chance this feature exists but is just hidden? I know I can add searches to the search provider list and get the feature that way, but that isn't as quick and is space limited since on the desktop I think I have at least 20 keyword searches defined.

JanH
 
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Post Posted April 6th, 2016, 6:46 am

If you're syncing your bookmarks with your desktop, your keyword searches should work on Android, too (at least for me they do).
Last edited by JanH on April 7th, 2016, 7:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

dylanemcgregor
 
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Post Posted April 6th, 2016, 9:48 am

Thanks. I haven't been using Firefox as my primary desktop browser for a little while now, so I never bothered to setup sync. Will give that a try and see if it works. Greatly appreciate the info.

dylanemcgregor
 
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Post Posted April 7th, 2016, 8:29 am

Took me a day to actually get sync working, but once it finally synced up everything my keyword searches are back! Thanks so much for that, makes using the mobile browser a much better experience.

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