Firefox Spell Check

I don’t know if something has changed in Firefox 3, but I keep finding instances where the spell check doesn’t appear to be working.

Anyway, whether anything has changed or not, I’m not sure. But I have found out that the spell check is available only for text areas and not for text input fields. You can enable the spell check for text input fields, though. To do this…

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. In the filter field in the config file type layout.spellcheckDefault.
  3. The default value is 1, double click the entry and change the value to 2.
  4. Click OK and close.
  5. Finally, restart Firefox for the changes to activate.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

1 Reply to “Firefox Spell Check”


    The Dictionary addons for Firefox have always been there, and they always will, its one of the many reasons why I use Firefox!

    And yes its English EN not American “COLOR”!


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