|Firefox Spell Check
Firefox now features spell check by default in their Internet browser. Misspelled words are highlighted with a red wavy underline, similar to word processing programs. Right click on the highlighted word and choose from the correct spelling in the right click menu. It’s not perfect, and the misspelled word isn’t recognized until after you hit the spacebar or punctuation, but it’s a great step in the right direction.
This also eliminates adding on spell checking features to your browser.
Okay, so I don’t do titles in caps very often, but this is very deserving.
I’m in love.
Yes, my husband might have to take second place now that I’ve found true happiness. Well, at least true happiness online.
First of all, those of you using Internet Explorer – nah nah nah nah nah!
Second of all, those of you using Firefox, you may join me in the applause for Spellbound, the online browser spell checker that will spell check anything you write in any form on any page, including your WordPress Write Panel.
Yep, this is how to easily add spell check to WordPress.
Just install the Firefox Extension, and then restart Firefox and run the Extension Updates to make sure you have the latest model. If you do, go on and enjoy. If not, install the update and restart Firefox and you are ready to enjoy.
As you write in any form box, like WordPress Write Panel or any blog comments, if you misspell a word, Spellbound highlights it with a red dotted underline, similar to Word and WordPerfect. To correct the spelling, simply click on the red underlined word and a menu pops up with potential corrections. Click the one that is right and the word is replaced.
You can also choose to Add the word to the dictionary, Ignore, or choose the other options on the menu. It works with about 50 different languages including Korean, several Chinese, Hungarian, Hebrew, and Estonian. Wow.
That’s it. Simple, easy to use, and brilliant. Now, there are no more excuses for mizzpelled words!
Can you tell I’m happy, happy, happy?
I understand that a lot of you have been having trouble installing Spellbound and finding the latest version.
Begin with the link above and install Spellbound and then close Firefox. Restart Firefox and then run Extensions > Update to see if you can get the latest updated version. If this doesn’t work, try one or more of the following links:
- Spellbound – Extension Mirror (NL)
- Sourceforge – Spellbound “Nightlies” Installs
- Hacks to Get Spellbound to Work on Firefox, if necessary
- Hacks Atrus – Spellbound Installer per Platform
- Mozilla Libraries – Spellbound Libraries
If you are still having trouble, let me know and I’ll try to track down more specific information.
Major Update News
As a reminder, spell check is now comes built-in with the latest version of Firefox. So go get Firefox and change your Internet browsing forever.
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