Enable Spellcheck in Firefox Forms

If you use Firefox, you probably know (and love) the built-in spellchecker. However, it has one tiny failing: by default, it only checks spelling in large forms (such as the body of an email on a webmail form). It won’t check smaller items like the subject lines of emails or online comments. If you’d like to enable spellchecking in smaller forms, just check out this post over at Download Squad. Here’s the skinny for people already familiar with about:config

  1. Open up the Firefox configuration window by typing about:config in the address bar.
  2. Type layout.spellcheckDefault in the filter box.
  3. Change the value from 1 to 2.

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