Twitter has developed into far more than the social networking and micro-blogging service is was first touted as. It is now a means of not only keeping in touch with people you know, but also a way to disseminating information and gathering news. The service provides a great way of keeping track of breaking events but for many people it is kept entirely separate from the rest of their online experience.
The increased popularity of dedicated Twitter clients means that should you want to search for something on Twitter, be it a reference to a celebrity or information about something that is happening, the chances are that you will fire up your client and perform the search from there. You may also opt to visit the Twitter web site and start a search in that way, but this is still one step too many.
Twitter Address Bar Search is a free addon for Firefox that makes it possible to search Twitter from the browser's address bar. You can quickly search for people by starting a search with the @ symbol, and search for hash tags using #. Installing the addon creates a new App Tab for Twitter that will become highlighted when new tweets arrive.
The addon also adds a new Twitter option to the Firefox search engine selection so you can perform searches of Twitter just as you would the like of Google and Yahoo. Twitter Address Bar Search works with Firefox for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Android.
A handy little addon that makes it easier than ever to interact with Twitter, even on mobile devices.