Thursday, February 21, 2008

Firefox: Spell Check Single line text boxes also

Firefox comes with spell checker which checks for spelling errors in the multi line text boxes. You can make Firefox to spell check single line text boxes also like email subject lines, etc by changing config entry.

Type about:config in a new tab, then go to the key layout.spellcheckDefault. It's value is 1 by default, which means spell check multi line text boxes only.

0 - Disable Spell check.
1 - Check multi line text boxes only.
2 - Check all text boxes, including single line text boxes.

Change the key value to 2. No more spelling errors in the email subject lines.

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  2. hi, good site very much appreciatted

  3. It still doesn't check spelling right away on a single line box. If I enter text into a Facebook comment box it will not highlight the misspelled words unless I start to type and then switch to a new tab and then switch back and then the misspelled words are highlighted. Any solution for this?

  4. @zach26276 I just checked (version 9.0.1). It is working perfectly fine in Facebook's comment box.


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