Firefox built-in spell check rocks for blogging!

Firefox built-in spell check rocks for blogging!

The title pretty much says it all. Firefox has a built-in spell check now that will underline misspelled words in any textarea. No additional extensions required! This is sweet, after years of having to install third-party spell checkers, none of which worked quite as smoothly as I or my clients would have liked.

When a word is misspelled, it will underline it with a red squiggly line. Then you can right-click on the word and it will offer some correctly-spelled words to replace it with. You can even add words to your dictionary (like 'textarea', which comes up as a misspelling).

The spell check can be a little irritating when you're using some HTML in your code, because it doesn't recognize most of the tags as real words. But, it's a small price to pay for a chronically bad speller.

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