The Firefox Spell Check feature is helpful since it underlines any misspelled words giving you the option to correct them. It’s a feature that is on by default and gives you a chance to correct your spelling before you press the send button. You may already have a spell checker, but having one more enabled will help you catch any typos the other one may have missed.
How to Start Using the Firefox Spell Checker
To begin using the Firefox spell check, all you have to do is start typing. The feature is on by default and will underline in red any misspelled words. To choose the correct spelling, right-click on the word and choose from one of the listed options. If it’s a word you’ll use often but not on your dictionary list, you’ll need to select the Add to Dictionary option.
Maybe you use a tech term that is not written in a way the dictionary marks as correct, but that’s how it’s spelled.
How to Spell Check in Another Language on Firefox
Spell check for Firefox will always be set to English, but what if you speak another language? To add another language to the Firefox dictionary, right-click the misspelled word and place the cursor on Languages. If you’ve ever used spell check before, you’ll only see the option for English. Click on Add Dictionaries, and Firefox will take you to a page called Dictionaried and Language Packs.
You’ll see three columns: Locale Name, Language Packs, and Dictionaries. Click on the language you want to add, and the add-on for that language will appear. Click on the blue Add to Firefox button and the Add option from the popup that will appear at the top right of your display. To finish things off, click on the Okay button that’ll appear after the installation is done. Now the next time you type in that language, you won’t have to worry about misspelled words.
How to Switch Between Firefox Dictionaries
Once you’ve added all the dictionaries you’ll need, here is how to switch between them when changing languages. Right-click anywhere on the notepad of wherever it is you’re typing. Place the cursor on the Languages option. When the side menu appears, you’ll see the different languages. Click on the one you want to select, and that’s all there is to it.
How to Turn off Spell Check in Firefox
The spell check that Firefox has to offer is not the most advanced one out there. If you want to turn it off and go with another option, you can turn it off by going to settings. Click on the three-lined menu at the top right and click on Settings. Click on the General option on the left and scroll until you come across the Language section. Uncheck the box that says Check your spelling as you type.
Firefox is not the only browser that has a speck for its users. If you’re a Chrome user, here are the steps to follow if you want to enable enhanced spell check in Chrome. Microsoft Word also has a custom Autocorrectction you might want to look at.
The integrated spell check that Firefox users have is an option when the one they usually use is not working. The Firefox spell check will mark misspelled words and allow you to add words to the dictionary and add more languages. Firefox gives you a long list of languages to choose from, and if you ever want to turn off the spell check, you can easily do o in the browser’s settings. How useful do you find the spell check on Firefox? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.