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FireFox Has Saved You From Dyslexic Typers


Last night, I had been swapping emails with John Chow, because for some reason, I couldn’t comment on his site. We pretty much narrowed it down to my CoComment plugin, I think - but anyway, in my quest to be chatty, I installed the latest upgraded version of Firefox.

Lo and Behold, this morning when I went to create my new comment policy, a little red underline showed up under a typo.

The latest version of Firefox has a built in spell checker.

It spell checks all multi-line text fields - like comments, forum posts, and even blog posts.

I think I’ve died and gone to blogger heaven. :D

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On February 28th, 2007 at 10:53 am, Liz Strauss said:

Blogger Heaven! YEA! Is it true that no one knows the word spam there?

On February 28th, 2007 at 10:55 am, Wendy said:

Spam? What’s that? I can’t quite hear you over the harp music… ;)

On February 28th, 2007 at 12:15 pm, Jennifer said:

I don’t know where I got this, but it is called IE Spell, I have used it for years. Maybe if you search it, something will come up.

It spell checks everything I do though on any program on my computer, even website forms, etc….

To change out words you just right click.

Great stuff here…see ya.

On February 28th, 2007 at 12:16 pm, Edmund said:

It still doesn’t know the difference between to, two, and too; night and knight; no and know; etc.

But it is nice.

On February 28th, 2007 at 12:38 pm, Char said:

Loving Firefox for that and so many other features! Do you use Thunderbird for email, too? I made that switch and don’t care to ever see Outlook ever again.

On February 28th, 2007 at 3:13 pm, Sania Wyatt said:

I got to install this new version. I use Word to write my posts! :(

On February 28th, 2007 at 7:10 pm, Scott Davis said:

The spellchecker is especially useful when you are a Canadian trying to write for a US audience.

“Thank you, English(US) Dictionary!!”

On February 28th, 2007 at 10:47 pm, Steve Johnson said:

If you find that the spell-checker doesn’t work in the WordPress editor box, the plugin here: will take care of that.

The standard configuration of the WYSIWYG editor doesn’t play nice with Firefox spell checker.

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