I know it’s here somewhere

It appears that Mozilla will soon have an incremental find feature that will find text on a web page as you type. You can download an initial version of this now or try the bookmarklets by Jesse Ruderman. I have mixed feelings about this. It sounds nice to be able to jump to links by typing a few letters from the link text, but seems like this has the potential to be really annoying. I seem to frequently get focus in the wrong window and start typing. Up until now this has been no problem in Mozilla. I wonder whether this will be a big usability win. It feels transparent, so perhaps it will be cool. Alan Cooper says, “A dialog box is another room. Have a good reason to go there.” And Jef Raskin has a similar suggestion for finding in a list.