This is another darling feature of firefox power users. The Type ahead find feature will find text link on the page much like the line browser Elinks search "/" mode. You can see this firefox type ahead find in action in the beginning of this screencast.
In newer versions of firefox browser a new search bar is placed at the bottom the screen when in search mode, this search bar is not loved by all (that includes me). But don't be put off by my preferences, this typeahead find feature will help you find and follow the weblinks thereby increasing your surfing speed.
Enable Type Ahead Find in Firefox/Iceweasel
John mentions the steps for enabling the type ahead find feature on his technipages blog.
- Type about:config in the address bar and press ENTER.
- Locate and double-click the entry for accessibility.typeaheadfind
- Set it to true to enable this feature.