Firefox Tip: Begin Finding when you begin typing
By Pete Freitag
Here's something a co-worker showed me today that is pretty handy. In Firefox, goto Tools - Options - Advanced - Accessibility, and check Begin Finding when you begin typing.
What this does essentially is open's the FireFox Find toolbar (Ctrl-F) for you, and begins searching when you type - as long as your focus is not in some sort of text input box or textarea.
I think FireFox's docking find toolbar in general is one of the best features of FireFox. Textbook usability - I hate it when the Find is a modal dialog that goes away, and you have to go back into the menu, or use a keyboard shortcut (different for every app) to find next/previous.
I hope software developers copy this, Eclipse for one.
Firefox Tip: Begin Finding when you begin typing was first published on April 27, 2005.
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