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How to make Firefox work as Spell checker for any web page?

By on September 26, 2009 in Browsers with 3 Comments

Earlier once i shared a trick of how to create fake adsense screenshots using just a small javascript in the address bar, and editing as you wish. But that was an evil use which was just for fun, but the same javascript can help in working as a spell checker for your website or any website which you visit.

Here is how –
Go to any web page, and just enter the following javascript in the address bar –

javascript:document.body.contentEditable=’true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0

This will make the whole page text editable, and now the spell errors are easily visible same as when you see it appear while writing mails or something else in firefox. That’s the default spell checker of firefox browser.
Or you better copy this bookmarklet to the bookmark section in the browser, and whenever you want, just click on the bookmarklet and it will act as it should.

fake screenshot spell checker

Its the easiest way to check for spell errors after you have drafted some post in your blog and need to check for spellings quickly from the preview of the post.
Check and try it, you will like the simple javascript function!

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  1. Varun says:

    This is just awesome, but what are the uses of spell checking a website.

  2. Chetan says:

    Varun,

    Lol if its your website, its good for proof-reading and checking if you have made any spell errors. What else do you need?

  3. Its the easiest way to check for spell errors after you have drafted some post in your blog and need to check for spellings quickly from the preview of the post.
    this is really helpful for me in the daily work.

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