Enabling Auto Spelling Correction in Snow Leopard
In Snow Leopard, the automatic spelling correction in applications is not usually activated by default. To turn it on, make sure the cursor's insertion point is somewhere where text can be entered, and either choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically or, if the Edit menu's submenu doesn't have what you need, Control-click where you're typing and choose Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically from the contextual menu that appears. The latter approach is particularly likely to be necessary in Safari and other WebKit-based applications, like Mailplane.
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Note that if you haven’t opened Firefox in awhile and allowed the automatic updates to be applied, you’ll have to go through multiple updates to get to Firefox 18 (our version needed to first jump from 16.0.1 to 17.0.1 and then to 18).
I'm not sure I've actually used Firefox other than to check a Website in about two years . . .
I use this a lot to search TidBITS, Amazon, and Google (since I have the omnibox set to do Google Browse By Name, per http://tidbits.com/article/12099 )
I shudder to think what will happen when Firefox reaches drinking age!