Firefox has a spell checker - good for this forum

paul_w wrote on 5/2/2012, 3:25 PM
Hi all, just noticed after a new update of FireFox (v12) we get a spell checker built in showing a red wavy line under spelling errors. This is brilliant for spelling duffers like me. Never noticed it before so not sure how new this really is.
From options->Advanced, select "enable spell check.."

You can also add words to the dictionary, right hand click a new word and click Add - rather like MS Word.

It only works for forms (like our posts here) with more than 1 line of text. Single line entries don't work.




Tom Pauncz wrote on 5/2/2012, 3:46 PM
It's been there a while Paul. At least since FF v3. :-)
Jay Gladwell wrote on 5/2/2012, 3:57 PM

So does Chrome.

paul_w wrote on 5/2/2012, 3:58 PM
Jes, really? i have been suffering from bad spelling on this forum for years.. lol.

Oh well hope this helps someone else too.

Jay Gladwell wrote on 5/2/2012, 4:06 PM

Better late than never. ;o)

Editguy43 wrote on 5/2/2012, 8:17 PM
Speaking of spell checkers, why can't Vegas or other editing software have built in spell checkers? I think it would be very nice when making lots of titles and the like.

Paul B
Byron K wrote on 5/2/2012, 11:51 PM
Google has a decent online word processor:
Geoff_Wood wrote on 5/2/2012, 11:59 PM
Once when I was living in Indonesia I saw a (local) lady typing something into Word. Almost EVERY word had a squiggly red line under it. She looked totally non-plussed when I switched the language to Bahasa Indonesia and the little red lines all went away. I think she hadn't even noticed them, or knew what they meant :-)

With the FF thing, will it change the likes of the common word error "alot" into the "a lot", or "allot" ;-?

PeterDuke wrote on 5/3/2012, 12:59 AM
What does it do with smilies? :)


rs170a wrote on 5/3/2012, 5:55 AM
Spell Checkers

Former user wrote on 5/3/2012, 1:12 PM
Best sububject line, eber.