HOWTO: Spell check your posts as you write them with Firefox

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HOWTO: Spell check your posts as you write them with Firefox

Postby jgarvas » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:23 pm

Quite a few people on our forums find themselves challenged by spelling words correctly. This afternoon I noticed something and felt that it was worthy of making a sticky post here.

If you use a browser other than Firefox or the Mozilla suite I would like to encourage you to download a free copy of Firefox 2.0

The latest version of Firefox offers a feature that is long over due. In the boxes where you type on a website, such as the one for posting a message, Firefox 2.0 does on-the-fly spell checking.

Just like you might be used to seeing in other applications your misspelled words will be underlined in red. If you right click on the word a suggested replacement is offered and substituted if you click on it.

This type of spell checking is superior to anything we could build into the forums since it allows you to fix mistakes on the fly before you even submit your posts. If you don't have a copy of Firefox, check it out, most people don't go back to Internet Explorer.

This thread won't be locked because I am sure there are many Firefox fans who will want to chime in on some of the better add-ons to Firefox.
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Re: HOWTO: Spell check your posts as you write them with Fir

Postby jabeatty » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:35 pm

jgarvas wrote:This thread won't be locked because I am sure there are many Firefox fans who will want to chime in on some of the better add-ons to Firefox.

Nah, nobody uses Firefox here... without these add-ons, at least:

Adblock Plus

Adblock Filterset.G Updater

Back to Top

Download Statusbar

Duplicate Tab

Print/Print Preview

Reload Every
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Postby sbc350gearhead » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:39 pm

Hoos spellin ar yu tawkin abowt?
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Postby ScottyPotty » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:57 pm

Google has a small tool bar that you can download with the same type spell check features. Very easy to use and does wonders for my posts..... 8)
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Postby tjeffries » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:38 am

Easy for you geeks to say, but I been using IE since the first version, the one you had to crank by hand :shock:

What happens to IE if I download Firefox?
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Postby Jim-in-Toledo » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:00 am

tjeffries wrote:Easy for you geeks to say, but I been using IE since the first version, the one you had to crank by hand :shock:

What happens to IE if I download Firefox?


Nothing, IE doesn't get touched.

Although you CAN import your favorites, passwords, cookies etc, into Firefox from IE.
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Re: HOWTO: Spell check your posts as you write them with Fir

Postby MySQLQuery » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:59 am

jgarvas wrote:Quite a few people on our forums find themselves challenged by spelling words correctly.


HEH!

I can spell however I want tol.... :)
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Postby Whirlwind06 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:03 am

you can also download the Google toolbar for IE
http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/toolbar/index.html

Google also has a browser sync for FireFox.
This is pretty cool. If you use more then one, PC your bookmarks will be available to you on any PC you use.
http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/bro ... index.html
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Postby oldmic » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:03 am

I don't think I really need a spell chucker. 8)

(But I'll download 2.0 anyway - I'm a big Firefox fan)
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Re: HOWTO: Spell check your posts as you write them with Fir

Postby TunnelRat » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:02 am

jgarvas wrote:This thread won't be locked because I am sure there are many Firefox fans


Yup, I'm a Firefox fan. I've got the DVD's and even bought the Serenity movie...

Shiny!
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Postby clubchucker » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:31 am

I absolutely LOVE Firefox. Wouldn't think of using anything else. Highly, highly recommended.
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Postby dan_sayers » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:58 pm

I like and use Firefox for several reasons. A multi-tasker like me loves the multiple tabs. BETTER popup control (I remember when it was ultimate).

The weird thing I like about it is how it manages plugins. If I tell IE no, I don't want my browser to know how to interpret Flash and surprise me with banner ads that have unwelcomed audio, it keeps asking me. Instead, Firfox leaves a placeholder there that I can click on if I want to install Flash support, but will leave me alone if I don't.
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Postby MySQLQuery » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:47 pm

dan_sayers wrote:I like and use Firefox for several reasons. A multi-tasker like me loves the multiple tabs. BETTER popup control (I remember when it was ultimate).


Just to let you know, IE7 has tabs, and, IMO, has a better pop-up management system now....

And, it's faster.... :)
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Postby dan_sayers » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:31 pm

As silly as it might sound, it's the plugin notification that is a deal breaker for me.
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Postby NavyChief » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:35 pm

Andrew Jackson (IIRC) once said it was a mighty narrow-minded man could only think o' one way to spell a word...
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