Firefox Quick Tip: Drag and drop URL text

Posted on January 5, 2007. Filed under: Firefox |

Next time you stumble onto an unlinked URL while browsing in Firefox (i.e., the text of a URL that’s missing the link anchor to make it clickable), highlight and then drag and drop the text to the address bar and be instantly swept away to said URL.

Of course you probably already knew that you can drag and drop text (and even clickable links) in this manner, but what’s neat about this little trick is that after you drop the URL text in the address bar, it instantly executes the URL (provided it starts with http://); regular text won’t execute in the address bar. On the other hand, dragging and dropping regular text to the Firefox search bar will automatically execute the search, offering another quick way to perform a text search. None of this will rock anyone’s world, but these are nice tricks to have on hand for the right situations.

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