One fast way to connect to a FTP site is to type the URL in the AddressBar, and click the Go button.
You will be prompt to enter a login and password.
After you type in a URL and connect to it, the URL will be added to you AutoType list. To access your AutoType list simply start typing the URL and will drop down. You can then use your up and down arrow keys to navigate through the list, use the enter key to select a URL. Another way is to click on the drop down list in the AddressBar, and then click on the desired site.
To connect to a local URL you can type it in the AddressBar, or you can use the DriveList just above the AddressBar. Simply click the drop down menu on the DriveList and select the desired drive.