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Spell Checker for Mozilla Fire Fox

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Here's a free spell checker for Fire Fox users. Helps you correct your postings before you embarrass yourself. The first shortcut is the program. The second is the dictionary of your choice of language.

http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/

http://dictionaries.mozdev.org/installation.html

Make sure you open with Fire Fox to facilitate installation.

Fire Fox 1.5.0.1 users, read:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=337379

Google Tool Bar for Fire Fox
http://toolbar.google.com/firefox/

Internet Explorer users, see previous post.

https://forum.flyawaysimulation.com/forum/topic/10578/free-spell-checker-for-forum-posts/

and also available: The Google add on for IE http://toolbar.google.com/?promo=gdl-tb-en



Last edited by CRJCapt on Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:09 pm, edited 6 times in total

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WarHawk42 Captain

I use Composer in Netscape, it has a spell checker, then I just cut and paste my post. You can also use Netscape email to do the same thing.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Try one. You can delete it if you don't like it. Plus, I'll give you your money back. 🙂 Both of these work right in the post reply box within the forum via a right click. No cut and paste required. You don't have to leave this website. Features a personal dictionary for your words. It's free.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

The google toolbar for IE has a very good and quick spell check feature.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

I don't have the google bar. Doesn't it add an item to the start up routine and consume resources by running in the background? If so, do you have to shut it down before flying Flight Simulator? Does the Google bar have a personal dictionary were you can enter your words that are correct but not in the standard dictionary(GPS)? The spell checkers I've found don't run in the background, don't add an entry to programs menus and don't add to the windows start up routine. They are invisible. Just right click from within the post area and then click spell check. Google bar sounds good as long as it doesn't slow your computer and does what you want it to. 🙂

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I don't mean the google desk bar, just the one that is an add-in for IE. It is at http://toolbar.google.com/?promo=gdl-tb-en. There is also a firefox version.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Yes, it allows you to add words to your dictionary and can be used in Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portugese, Finnish and Swedish.

EDIT: Hmm, where did the post I replied to go? 😳

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Sorry. I deleted it. I added your link to my original post. Good find. Now everyone has several choices for spell check. 😀

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Somehow, I fear that those who need it most will use it least. 😞

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Here's another good one I discovered yesterday. Don't know the meaning of a word but the dog has eaten the dictionary?

Quick Description

Hold down Alt (or Option on a Mac) and click on any word to get a quick definition, an up-to-the-minute reference and more. You don't even need to highlight the word!

The above Quick Description is an understatement of what this Extension is capable of. It's called Answers.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Good spell checker. FireFox 1.5.0.1 users need to read work around. 🙂



Last edited by CRJCapt on Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:10 pm, edited 3 times in total
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Tailhook Chief Captain

Update:

The following links have become obsolete for users of Firefox 1.5.0.1 ➡

http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/

http://dictionaries.mozdev.org/installation.html

No updates are available for those extensions at this stage.

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Spellbound 0.7.3 will only work in Fire Fox 1.5.0.1 with a tedious work around. An alternative would be the Google tool bar. 🙂

http://toolbar.google.com/firefox/



Last edited by CRJCapt on Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:13 pm, edited 1 time in total
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Tailhook Chief Captain

I didn't find Spell bound 0.7.3 tedious at all while running Firefox 1.5 - on the contrary, it was instant and extremely user-friendly.

The Google Toolbar for Firefox on the other hand is awkward and seems to retrieve it's data via the internet which of course slows it down. I also seem to have noticed a slowing down of the browser as such. Consequently I've uninstalled the Google Toolbar and my browser is back up to speed.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

I might have --- refresh my memory Umm...

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

Tailhook wrote:

Update:

The following links have become obsolete for users of Firefox 1.5.0.1 ➡

http://spellbound.sourceforge.net/

http://dictionaries.mozdev.org/installation.html

No updates are available for those extensions at this stage.

I thought you were saying that Spell bound wouldn't work with Fire Fox 1.5. 😕

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Firefox 1.5 was fine. The more recent version 1.5.0.1 (security issues) isn't compatible with the extensions in question and no updates are available yet. No problemo.

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