extension ExtPose


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Description from extension meta

Enables spellchecking only inside of textarea elements, like Firefox.

Image from store NoSpellCheck
Description from store Chrome allows you to disable spellchecking on a per-field basis (right click -> Spell-checker options), however it defaults by spellchecking all single-line text input fields. Usually these fields are meant for email addresses or usernames, so you end up with a lot of red lines unless you manually whitelist all these fields. Firefox defaults to ignore these single-line input fields, allowing you to manually enable checking if you want. This extension enables the Firefox spellchecking behaviour, only checking multiline textarea fields by default. Known Issues: If this extension is enabled, you cannot use the "Spell-checking options" to manually enable an input field. There is no way for the extension to know about this setting, currently, and there is no way to disable spellchecking while respecting Chrome's own settings. So if you rely on spellchecking for manually whitelisted text fields this extension will not work so great for you. Source is available on Github: http://github.com/lsegal/NoSpellCheck

Latest reviews

  • (2018-11-29) Adam Španěl: Doesn't remove spellcheck from textareas. The only thing I wanted a "remove spellcheck" addon to do. 1/5.
  • (2012-02-10) David: A great and useful extension for correcting something that shouldn't need correcting. Although it's Google's fault that an extension like this is needed, it does what it says very well, simply and efficiently. In my opinion it's one of those 'must have' extensions that you'll find useful even if you don't think so to start with. And by the way, to answer another reviewer's question, this is one of those extensions that doesn't show up in the extensions toolbar. To view and enable/disable it, go to options and select extensions.


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4.2857 (7 votes)
Last update / version
2021-07-10 / 1.0.1
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