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I don't know how long this feature has been present on Firefox, but if you've disabled the Navigation toolbar (and the url field was in it), CTRL+L will open a pop-out dialog where you can enter an address and optionally have it open in a new tab, the current tab, or a new window, whereupon the dialog will disappear like a good pop-out should. It's a little bit like Opera's outboard urlbar, which could be summoned with F2.

Two things to NOT FORGET.

1) the feature *may* not work *until* you left-click on a blank spot of a web page. Any page will do. Even about:blank. After that, ctrl+L *should* bring out the dialog.

2) If you've disabled all the toolbars and find yourself forgetting how you got them back last time (including the navigation bar with the inline url field), press ALT+V. Even if the menu bar has been disabled too, the menu should still appear, and from there, you can reinstate any of the toolbars including the navbar.

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