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Does firefox support search suggestions for keyword searches in the awesome bar?

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Example: I've added a search keyword `wiki` to search wikipedia. I did this by visiting wikipedia, right clicking on the search bar, and selecting "Add a keyword for this search." As I understand it, this menu item uses the same OpenSearch data that Chrome uses to automatically add and create search keywords.

In Chrome, when I type `w<tab>bill`, the first item in the popup menu is a command to search wikipedia for "bill." below that, it gives me suggestions that come from Wikipedia: Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Billy Graham.

In Firefox, when I type `wiki bill`, the first item in the pop-up is to search wikipedia for "bill." But after that, the following results look like results from *google* search suggestions for the phrase "wiki bill". This is obviously not as useful :)

The search bar, when enabled, is even worse than the awesome bar - it doesn't accept keywords, so I have to type in `bill` and then switch to my mouse to click the wikipedia icon (which appears below the google search suggestions).

So, is there any way to use OpenSearch search suggestions, either in the awesome bar or anywhere in firefox (other than making that my default search engine for all searches)?

Example: I've added a search keyword `wiki` to search wikipedia. I did this by visiting wikipedia, right clicking on the search bar, and selecting "Add a keyword for this search." As I understand it, this menu item uses the same OpenSearch data that Chrome uses to automatically add and create search keywords. In Chrome, when I type `w<tab>bill`, the first item in the popup menu is a command to search wikipedia for "bill." below that, it gives me suggestions that come from Wikipedia: Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Billy Graham. In Firefox, when I type `wiki bill`, the first item in the pop-up is to search wikipedia for "bill." But after that, the following results look like results from *google* search suggestions for the phrase "wiki bill". This is obviously not as useful :) The search bar, when enabled, is even worse than the awesome bar - it doesn't accept keywords, so I have to type in `bill` and then switch to my mouse to click the wikipedia icon (which appears below the google search suggestions). So, is there any way to use OpenSearch search suggestions, either in the awesome bar or anywhere in firefox (other than making that my default search engine for all searches)?

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Yes... my question is, is there a way to get search suggestions for keyword searches in the addess bar?