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Web Spellcheckers

For those of you who seem to type while wearing boxing gloves, there are a couple new web-based spellcheckers that you may find to be useful. Now you don’t need to copy and paste into Word to spellcheck before flaming each other in the comments section.

First, for you Internet Explorer users, there is the new version of the Google Toolbar. For you smarter and more attractive Firefox users, there’s the Spellbound extension.

Update: I should have mentioned that there were three things you have to install in order to make the Spellbound extension work in Firefox, making things a little bit more complicated than most people would like. I’ve collected the links and instructions and posted them below.

When you first click on the links, you will have to allow “” to install software. Don’t worry, we’re not l33t enough to know how to create malicious Firefox extensions.

For users of Firefox 1.0:
1. Install the SpellBound extension by clicking the link below:
SpellBound extension

2. Install the Mozilla spell check libraries for your operating system. The one below is the one for Windows:
Windows spell check libraries

3. Install a dictionary if necessary (I did, just in case). The one below is for US English:
US English Dictionary

4. Restart Firefox.

In order to use SpellBound, just right click in a any web form and it should appear in the right-click menu. Hope this helps.

Links found via the very useful Lifehacker.

  1. Timothy says:

    Hey, you’re the one who took the side of brachiating apes over monkeys. They monkey overlords will not forget this lightly.

  2. Clint T. says:

    I know its already got two solid endorsements by people much greater than myself, but that said Firefox is really the way to go people. Highly recommend d/l’ing and using.. and once you learn about tabbed browsing.. well, surfing porn will never quite be the same.

    I think my favorite part of the ‘afaid’ sign is the fact that she got the word ‘represent’ right, and then even got the correct grammatical use of the word ‘too’.. but blows the 5th grade word ‘afaid..’ unless this is some new sorta “spell woman with a y” thing I’m unaware of. Maybe it has something to do with pirates. “I spell afraid without a Rrrrrrrrrrr….”

    It doesn’t make sense to you either? Weird.

  3. Melissa says:

    First against the wall? Peh. I’ll be the liaison. I’ll make sure to suggest you as a grooming servant, Tim. Hope you brought your grooming claw…

  4. Timothy says:

    So noted, just remember that you will be the first against the wall when the Monkey revolution comes.

  5. Melissa says:

    I’d like a prehensile tail. If it comes down to monkey overlords vs. ape overlords, I’m gonna have to go with brachiating arboreal apes with tails. Example, gibbons.

  6. Sho says:

    That was me!

    I for one, welcome our monkey overlords. Wait, no I don’t.

  7. Timbo says:

    Also, to whoever increased the length of the ‘recent comments’ list: good show! Good Sho?

  8. Timbo says:

    Re: the picture Clint linked:
    Does anyone know what the rest of the “Free Speech” sign said? Not only is it blocked by the girl in front, but it also represents a poor example of penmanship.

    Damn, but those people look enthusiastic. I can tell they’re really behind the cause. Maybe they need a hand drummer.

    I want to kick the “Everyone deserves to be safe” guy in the shins. If all you care about is being safe, then let’s just let the robots take over.

    Me, I’ll stick with the monkeys.

  9. Andy says:

    He he, you just seem like you have some pent up aggression, ice breaker and all 😉

    The firefox installation is easy. Click the links in steps 1 and 2 and say yes, and then restart the browser. Then to do the check, right click on the input box and click on check spelling.

    P.S. I love the tabs!!

  10. Ian says:

    Just to build on what Sho said, Firefox is really worth checking out if you’re still using Internet Explorer or *shudder* an old version of Netscape. It’s worth checking out if only for tabs and the Adblock plugin.

  11. Timothy says:

    Clint: Well, you know, gotta play to the lowest common denominator.

  12. Melissa says:

    Yes, well, so long a Clint behaves himself, he is more than welcome here.

    Andy: why would I punch you? Dude!

  13. Casey says:

    Firefow I have, spellcheck for Firefox seems hard, so I no have. By the way, talk about your short-lived IP bans! Clint=good, IP Ban=bad.

  14. Clint T. says:

    Don’t worry Tim, I have a feeling 95% of us got it upon first glance, 2.5% of us got in upon second glance, 1.5% of us got it upon your explanation.. and Deb’s still wondering if she’s being mind fucked.

  15. Clint T. says:

    I concede, Timothy’s link was much better and even focused on the dimwits at the Dirty rather than a dimwit on campus.

  16. Timothy says:

    I was trying to emphasize the “denial of racial injustice” part. Seems to imply that racial injustice is the desired goal. “Denial about” would probably be better.

  17. Timothy says:

    Even better:

    The USA PATRIOT Act and the denial of racial injustice were among the topics the panel discussed

  18. Clint T. says:

    Uhm, I installed Firefox a couple of days ago.. and it was pretty simple.. I think I just clicked on Yes a couple of times.

    Hey.. did anyone else check out the ‘Ol Dirty this morning. Speaking of spell checkers..

    I mean, I know its on a cardboard box.. which probably doubled as this persons’ home.. but all seriousness aside, ‘afaid’? The heroin must have gotten better there since I left.

  19. Timothy says:

    You’ll still never be Jeremy Jones.

  20. Casey says:

    man, the Firefox installation sounds complicated. Couple that with the fact that I’m an idiot, and I think I’ll continue cutting and pasting into MS Word, or just continue misspellign everything.

  21. Andy says:

    aww come on take a joke ;)~ But seriously is a sweet extension.

  22. Stan says:

    Both of them. Maybe we have a Perec fan?

  23. Timothy says:

    And yet there’s still that poor little “e” missing…

  24. Andy says:

    Sweet Lord yes my prayers have ben answerd!!

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