Enable spell checking in Firefox text input fields
Here’s a tip that I think you’ll appreciate as much as I do. By editing an entry within the about:config configuration menu of Firefox, you can enable spell checking in text input fields, meaning as you type into Google, your search term will be spell checked client-side! I type pretty fast so I frequently end up with typos, so this is a real life saver for me. Why isn’t this on by default? I don’t know, but here’s how to turn on Firefox text input field spell checking in three easy steps.
Enabling spellchecking in Firefox text input fields in three easy steps
- In the URL bar, type
about:configand hit return
- Now filter for the configuration, by typing
layout.spellcheck.Defaultand change the value from 1 to 2
- That’s it! Like most Firefox tips, this works across all platforms, so don’t forget to enable it elsewhere.
As you can see in the Google screenshot, typos within the text input fields will now be underlined in red.