Firefox 3: Enable Spell Check in Text Boxes (not just textarea fields)

Posted June 24, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Mozilla Firefox

By default, Firefox 3 will spell check textarea fields (the memo or multiline text fields), but it doesn’t check regular text boxes (the single lined variety). Here’s how to enable spell check on both the single and multilined text boxes.


1. Open Firefox 3.

2. In the Location Bar, input about:config.

3. Click to get past the warning message that appears.

4. Locate the Preference Name layout.spellcheckDefault.

5. Double-click it and change the value to 2.

 

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