Firefox spell checking

You may already be familiar with it, but I just discovered that the version of the Mozilla Firefox browser that I am using ( has built-in spell checking. At first, I thought it was some javascript running on the websites themselves (like the way Gmail does it). But then, I noticed it on the comment area on my own site and realized that it’s the browser doing this.

Firefox spell checking

I have come across forum threads and mailing lists where discussions about GUI and operating systems often include complaints about the lack of a global spell checker, despite this feature being available in word processors and other softwares for a very long time. With more and more applications shifting to the browser, maybe we are about to finally achieve this goal.

One thought on “Firefox spell checking

  1. sometimes it doesn’t work and the reason is firefox don’t install “default” dictionary during installation. I still couldn’t figure out the reason behind it.

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