Big sites suffer from a common problem: where did you put that article or image? LiveSearch increases the value of Plone's search engine by simplifying the search process. Results from a search are now instant. As you type letters for a search, possible matches appear below the search box — without changing the current page. Handy shortcut keys increase the convenience of LiveSearch, and you don't have your leave your keyboard to navigate search results.
So, instead of entering a search term, waiting for results, and refining your search, this live feedback on searching makes finding things faster and more effective. Try it — after using it a couple of times, you'll wonder how you managed without it!
The Plone Team would like to thank Christian Stocker for coming up with the initial implementation that inspired the LiveSearch implementation in Plone, and for the name.