One of the things I really like about Opera is the ease of searching on Google. To search for information about walruses, type ‘g walruses’ in the URL field and you’re there. Using Firefox, I used to type ‘google.com’ in the URL field which would take me to Google’s web site and I would then type ‘walruses’ in the text field and hit the search Google button.
I just discovered that you can use the Opera solution in Firefox with a minor tweak. In the bookmarks that come with Firefox there’s a folder called ‘Quick Searches.” That folder has a bookmark called Google Quicksearch which allows you to type ‘google’ in the URL field followed by the search phrase. That’s already faster than what I was doing, but in the properties of that bookmark there is a keyword field which had ‘google’ in it. I changed the value to ‘g’ instead and now it’s just as fast to search on Google using Firefox as it is in Opera.