I like making efficient use of my time, so I’m a big fan of anything that makes common tasks easier. I noticed a small set of web sites that I used a great deal, and realized that making it faster to use those sites would result in significant time savings.
I’ve already talked about quicksearches in Firefox before, so I won’t go into great detail. Essentially they let you go directly to a site’s results page, bypassing the front page in a single bound. To do this, you assign a letter representing the web site, then type the letter followed by the search terms. You can do this for any site you want. For example, to search Amazon I type z and then whatever I’m searching for. Here are the quick bookmarks I currently use.
It’s quite simple to create quick bookmarks for other sites.
That’s all there is to it.