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Using Add-ons in Internet Explorer
Using Add-ons in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has a lot of new features, but is still behind in some of the
features that other third-party web browsers offer. For one, Internet Explorer
still does not have a spell checker built in to the application. Every time I post a
message in a forum or to a website, I have to write it in Microsoft Word and then
copy and paste the text into Internet Explorer because I’m not the best speller.
This can be a hassle; after all, I don’t always want to have to complete this bulky
process to ensure my spelling is correct. Instead, I can use an Internet Explorer
add-on that adds spell-check capability within the web browser. In this case, I
can forget about loading up Microsoft Word. I can just initiate a spell-check in
the browser and let the add-on check my spelling in all text fields.
This section is all about showing you some must-have add-ons for Internet
Explorer, such as a spell-check component just mentioned. First, I show you
how to use the ieSpell add-on to save your web posting from misspelled words.
Second, I show you how to use an add-on that remembers all your usernames
and passwords and other registration information for you.
Using ieSpell
Internet Explorer 10 finally includes an integrated Spell Checker but it is limited
only to text area tags instead of normal text boxes. This leaves a big gap in the
coverage, which is why I recommend using ieSpell instead. ieSpell is a great
add-on for Internet Explorer. I have been using it for years. This useful add-on
is available free for personal use and for a small fee if used in a commercial
environment. Installing ieSpell and using it in IE is easy. Just visit www.iespell
.com and install it just like any other application.
After you have ieSpell installed, restart any open Internet Explorer instances
you previously had open; ieSpell is ready for action. When you need to use it,
just right-click any text box on a web page and select Check Spelling from the
context menu. That is all you need to do to initiate a spell-check. Immediately
after selecting Check Spelling, you see a familiar spell-check interface that helps
you ensure you make no spelling mistakes.
Using RoboForm
Another great add-on for Internet Explorer is called RoboForm. It is a great little
utility that memorizes all your usernames and passwords and other registration
information. RoboForm ills in the forms for you so that you don’t have to type
your personal information when you need to register for a website or buy
something online. This will save you time and help you remember all your accounts
and passwords. Visit www.roboform.com to download and install the add-on.
 
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