Don’t you hate it when you accidently add a word in Firefox’s dictionary? Most of us can let this go – well, they can let it go until they see that word pop up again. Then it is a rage that builds up inside us because we don’t know how to remove that accidentally added word from the dictionary. Don’t worry, I am here to help!
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Need quick and easy access to a dictionary? Now I might not be the world’s best
smeller speller, but with a tool like this I can at least pretend I am. The Dictionary Tooltip extension gives you right-click access to your own personal dictionary. Here are a few more details about how it works.
Press ctrl+shift+D (or) double-click (or) right-click after selecting a word to see its meaning. This extension is ideal for those who doesn’t like to switch their window to see the meaning of a word.
Want to look up what a word means? Dictionaries are really good tools to do just that. I tried asking a chicken once… but it never gave me an answer. The real question here is, does this extension lay eggs?
One of the nice new features of Firefox 2 is the built in spell checker. I can not begin to tell you how much time this little addition has saved me. I love being able to type something up, and then check it right there inside of the browser. What are you to do when you need to switch dictionaries though?
I have screwed up a number of times and have added words the dictionary that I wanted to correct the spelling of. Is there anyway to make sure this misspelled word doesn’t show up as a word any longer? Yes, you can edit your corrections to the dictionary. Just look here:
Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\.default\
Now find the file called “persdict.dat”. Open that up in a text editor, delete the words you don’t want in there, and then restart Firefox. You should be good to go.
Firefox 2′s dictionary function might take a little while to train, but once you do it is a welcome improvement for all us bad spellers out there. When you see a word that you need to add to the dictionary – that might not be there – it is easy to add it in so it doesn’t show up as a misspelled word any longer.
All you need to do is right-click on the word and select “Add to Dictionary”.
I do not pretend to be an English major. In fact, I would not even consider myself to be an English minor. There are plenty of people out there that might find themselves in the same shoes as me, so I have found an extension to help us all out – the Oak Vocabulary Firefox extension.
Forget how to spell a word? Want to know what a word means? Install this search plug-in and use your Firefox search box to look up words in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary or Thesaurus instantly—from anywhere on the Web. Personally, I usually use the Google search plugin for this, but Merriam-Webster might make a little more sense to other folks out there.
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