Tag Archives | text-boxes

Spell Check All Text Fields in Firefox

What do you do about misspelling words in text boxes?  Well, you use the built-in Firefox spell check feature.  However, by default it does not work with ALL text fields.  That can simply be rectified though your about:config settings.

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Just type in about:config into your address bar to get started.  Next, into the filter text box, type in layout.spell.  That should bring up the preference name layout.spellcheckDefault. Right-click it, and then select “Modify”.  Change the 1 (default value) to 2 and you should be all set. 

Firefox’s built in spell check will now check all text fields, no matter where or how they are used on the web site in question. 

Resizeable Form Fields

The Resizeable Form Fields extension might go down as one of the best Firefox extensions to date. It looks like I am not alone, because Asa Dotzler looks to be like a big fan of it as well.

Over the last couple of years, I’ve posted the various extensions I use in Firefox. I’ve ended up with a few “critical” extensions that I simply cannot do with out. The top extension on my list was called Resizeable Text Area. This extension allows you to grab the corner of a text area and drag it to enlarge the text area like you would do for a window on the desktop.

Well now it works with Firefox 2, so you have no excuse not to pick it up and find out what all the fuss is about.