Enable Spell Checking in Firefox Text Input Fields
Here’s a great Firefox tip that I think you’ll appreciate as much as I do, which allows for a spell checking function in web based input forms.
To accomplish this, you’ll start by editing an entry within the about:config configuration menu of Firefox, where you can enable spell checking in text input fields. For example, as you type into Google or a search engine, your search term will be spell checked client-side! Or if you’re typing into a web form to fill something out, that will be spell checked too.
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 of Firefox, type the following:
- Hit return
- Now filter for the configuration, by typing
and 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.
This works in all versions of Firefox, though new versions will have it turned on automatically, so this is best for prior releases of the firefox browser on hardware that hasn’t updated for whatever reason.