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Status: New idea

Hey guys, is there a plan to add a feature that displays on the side the address bar the given name of the shortcut that's been chosen? for example in Chrome it looks like this after I press a shortcut for Wikipedia (w) that I named "Search Wikipedia" and then press Tab:


In comparison, there's nothing after I press Tab in Firefox and I can't tell if the shortcut I wanted to use was activated. (The name reassures me of which shortcut it is in case I have many shortcuts and I forgot which one is by that keyword.) But currently Firefox Desktop doesn't have any of that:


I'm a heavy user of bookmark shortcuts, and this is one of the biggest reasons I can't switch from Chrome to Firefox.

Thanks for your work, I love Firefox and want it to succeed!

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The first line of the dropdown under the address bar shows where your search goes, but:

  1. It can take some time to show up, enough time that if you hit enter it may not even use your keyword search
  2. The line starts with the full URL when you've only typed "w ", and then changes to "<site>: abc" once you've typed "w abc"
  3. for me at least, the colors and formatting make me skip over that line to the first heading, "Firefox Suggest"
  4. It does have search indicators of exactly the form you're asking for, but only for the builtin things like "^ " for History, "% " for Tabs, etc.

I agree with your suggestion. Even if there's a lag, it would be better to have the indicator.