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I remember being able to do quick find in a page when I simply type something, instead of pressing '/' and then type.

Is there any setting which enables this? I recently did a reset Firefox from about:support and I believe it used to work before that. I could be wrong though.

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It looks like you're talking about this feature, try with this parameter :

user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart", true); // If true, just typing can automatically start Find As You Type. If false, you must hit / (find text) or ' (find links) before your search

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accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart was already true. To make it work I had to set accessibility.typeaheadfind as true whose default value is false.But as per the link you given it should have been enabled by default. Did firefox change this behavior? –  Jithin Jul 26 '12 at 16:06
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