Spell Check

 

Reading all the posts I think we need spell check at the POI Factory..including help for me....LOL

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Use the firefox browser. It

Use the firefox browser. It has a built in spelling check.

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Firefox

thetick wrote:

Use the firefox browser. It has a built in spelling check.

Obviously not very many people use Firefox..Everything I have is tied to IE7 and it works just great for me...I guess I will just have to pay more attention and take a spelling class...

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Firefox........

farrissr wrote:
thetick wrote:

Use the firefox browser. It has a built in spelling check.

Obviously not very many people use Firefox..Everything I have is tied to IE7 and it works just great for me...I guess I will just have to pay more attention and take a spelling class...

More and more folks are using Firefox. I've used it exclusively for quite a long time now. The ONLY time I use IE is at work because I'm forced to. (Although I'm typing this at work on a "non-departmental-standard" laptop and using Firefox.)

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spelling

HOOKET ONN FONICKS WURKT FOOR MEE.....LOL

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Hooked

ryates wrote:

HOOKET ONN FONICKS WURKT FOOR MEE.....LOL

Mee two!!!!

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close but no cigar

thrak wrote:

More and more folks are using Firefox. I've used it exclusively for quite a long time now. The ONLY time I use IE is at work because I'm forced to. (Although I'm typing this at work on a "non-departmental-standard" laptop and using Firefox.)

I run a web site and Firefox is not even close, thue it is the second most used but...

Here are the stats for April

IE 83.2%
Firefox 11.7%
Unknown 3.6%
Safari 0.6%
Opera 0.4%
Mozilla 0.01%
Netscape 0.01%
Camino 0.01%

Perhaps Miss POI want to share with us the browser stats from POI - Factory

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message sent

flaco wrote:
thrak wrote:

More and more folks are using Firefox. I've used it exclusively for quite a long time now. The ONLY time I use IE is at work because I'm forced to. (Although I'm typing this at work on a "non-departmental-standard" laptop and using Firefox.)

I run a web site and Firefox is not even close, thue it is the second most used but...

Here are the stats for April

IE 83.2%
Firefox 11.7%
Unknown 3.6%
Safari 0.6%
Opera 0.4%
Mozilla 0.01%
Netscape 0.01%
Camino 0.01%

Perhaps Miss POI want to share with us the browser stats from POI - Factory

I have sent a message to the Web God (JM) to see if he has time to run the stats for us.

Miss POI

Spell Check

The free GOOGLE toolbar comes with a spellcheck selection for fill in forms. I just tested it on this site and it works fine. (At least for what you submit, not for what has been submitted by others. You just have to remember to use it before you submit your comments.

For IE user

For IE user, check out www.iespell.com. The personal version is free.

After it is installed, it is in the Tools drop down menu.

I'd be lost without it. (most engineers can't spell)

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thetick wrote:

Use the firefox browser. It has a built in spelling check.

I've been using Firefox 1.0.7 for a few years. I can't find the spell check. Am I using a version that is too old? I went to the help menu and did a search and it didn't show up there.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Old version of Firefox........

dminz wrote:
thetick wrote:

Use the firefox browser. It has a built in spelling check.

I've been using Firefox 1.0.7 for a few years. I can't find the spell check. Am I using a version that is too old? I went to the help menu and did a search and it didn't show up there.

Yes, your version is too old to include the spell check function. In newer versions your spelling is automagically checked as you type. (I just now right clicked and added automagically to the dictionary.)
I'm running v 2.0.0.14. Works great.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

mee two

thqats easy for y'all to say

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Agree on Firefox

Firefox is a great Browser and yes it has built in spell check..If Charlie is running Firefox I am betting the Stats here are about 50% or more...lol

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

agree

tiffany wrote:

thqats easy for y'all to say

I dnot kwow why trhre is a need for spell cehcker, donst matter how it is spelled your brian can undsrtand what was wrettin

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POI Factory browser stats

For the curious, here are the top 3 browser types used last week at POI Factory:

Internet Explorer 61.08%
Firefox 32.19%
Safari 4.76%

(percent of visits)

JM

Firefox? IE7?

I prefer IE7, I also have firefox, but don't care for it. Guess it is getting harder and harder to teach an old dog new trick. razz

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Firefox

I am not knocking Firefox...I have tried it and prefer IE. Probably because that is all I have ever used. That's why this country is so great...Freedom of Choice...

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

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JM wrote:

For the curious, here are the top 3 browser types used last week at POI Factory:

Internet Explorer 61.08%
Firefox 32.19%
Safari 4.76%

(percent of visits)

JM

Can't we give him an honorary windmill?

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

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thrak wrote:

Yes, your version is too old to include the spell check function. In newer versions your spelling is automagically checked as you type. (I just now right clicked and added automagically to the dictionary.)
I'm running v 2.0.0.14. Works great.

Thanks. Guess I'll upgrade. Never had a need to, it works so well.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

You NEED to upgrade to

You NEED to upgrade to 2.0.0.14 to have the latest security fixes! Just Help --> Check for updates..
I hope that was in 1.0.7. I can't remember since it's been too long. If not just go to firefox.org

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Nuvi 1350LMT, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 260, Garmin GPS III, Basecamp, Garmin Topo

As far as not many people

As far as not many people use firefox.. It depends on the background of the people at the website. You are right on corporate desktops... 18% of corporate desktops also 29% in Europe.

For computer professionals the firefox rate can be as high as 90% due to much better security and a general despise of IE.

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And all

thetick wrote:

For computer professionals the firefox rate can be as high as 90% due to much better security and a general despise of IE.....

... a general despise of IE....and all things MS. rolleyes

I don't have the aversion to MS, but I have been using Firefox for several years now. I just didn't care for one of the later versions of version of IE. Firefox had tabbed browsing long before IE (IE v.7 I believe), and I don't like some of the new toolbar organization features of IE. Firefox manages bookmarks better, too, IMO.

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Rick - Nüvi 260 - eTrex Summit HC

Ifyoucanreadthis,thenthereisn

Ifyoucanreadthis,thenthereisnoneedforaspellcheck. Useyour brian and you will figureout what peoplepost mostofthe time.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

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thetick wrote:

You NEED to upgrade to 2.0.0.14 to have the latest security fixes! Just Help --> Check for updates..
I hope that was in 1.0.7. I can't remember since it's been too long. If not just go to firefox.org

No, my version didn't have the check for updates function, but I found the right place to get the update and have done it. Looks good. I assume the spell check you are talking about is the dotted red underline on incorrectly spelled words. Nice. Everyone should spell check; might learn to spell better.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Thanks...

thetick wrote:

Use the firefox browser. It has a built in spelling check.

I wondered how the devil I got the spell checker...

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Not that I would recommend

Not that I would recommend it, but you can disable the spell checker in Firefox. You need to change a config file with a text editor. In early days of Firefox 0.1( called Phoenix ) I remember the only way to change options was editing a config file.

The Firefox/Phoenix authors decided no one would want to disable spell checking so included in the default without a checkbox enable/disable button.

..ah so many years ago.

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Google Toolbar

Navyman64 wrote:

The free GOOGLE toolbar comes with a spellcheck selection for fill in forms. I just tested it on this site and it works fine. (At least for what you submit, not for what has been submitted by others. You just have to remember to use it before you submit your comments.

I agree. The spell check on the Google tool bar works great!

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Garmin C530 Garmin Zumo 550

Reason for spell check

I use spell check for the simple reason that it helps to keep me from appearing illiterate. In a medium where your only representation is the written word, if you type like an illiterate you are often perceived as an illiterate.

We all make errors in our typing - often due to being in too much of a hurry. I catch myself making stupid errors when banging out a reply on the keyboard and I really dislike posting with the errors intact. I also tend to use the "preview comment" function for the same reason.

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I agree with the representation comment. I don't spend time trying to understand what a poster is trying to say if he has spelling or other errors.

I always thought of myself as a good speller. When I started spell checking all my email a few years ago to check for typos, I found that I had been mis-spelling certain words for years. So it has been educational for me to spell-check. My spelling is a lot better now.

Email, browsers, many forums all have spell-check now. No reason not to use it. Bad spelling not only gives the appearance of illiteracy, but also of not caring if you appear that way.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Spelling

dminz wrote:

I agree with the representation comment. I don't spend time trying to understand what a poster is trying to say if he has spelling or other errors.

I always thought of myself as a good speller. When I started spell checking all my email a few years ago to check for typos, I found that I had been mis-spelling certain words for years. So it has been educational for me to spell-check. My spelling is a lot better now.

Email, browsers, many forums all have spell-check now. No reason not to use it. Bad spelling not only gives the appearance of illiteracy, but also of not caring if you appear that way.

So we make a mistake once in a while when typing. I don't feel that shows someone is not caring or has an appearance of illiteracy. This is a forum where we go to exchange ideals or fix a problem, for me, one of many that I go to each day.

Maybe we should all learn to chill out some what on stuff like this.

My 2 cents.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

RE: Spelling

I think there's a difference between an occasional typo and actually butchering grammar and spelling rules.

I'm probably a little to the extreme when it comes to spelling and typos...I actually copy and paste my text into Word to check for spelling and grammar, then paste it back after I've made any corrections.

That's just me.

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nuvi 285WT

Loosen up

rcharos wrote:

I think there's a difference between an occasional typo and actually butchering grammar and spelling rules.

I'm probably a little to the extreme when it comes to spelling and typos...I actually copy and paste my text into Word to check for spelling and grammar, then paste it back after I've made any corrections.

That's just me.

YIKES!

Just get Firefox

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Thanks

Thrak/dminz/rcharos,

Thanks for not making hundreds of people do the proofreading that should be done by the poster. 99 percent of the truly unreadable stuff would be immediately caught if the poster even bothered to read what he posted. The attitude that such postings project to me is that the poster thinks his time is more valuable than that of the readers. I often just skip a post rather than do the work for them.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Well put.

If a person doesn't care enough to post a well-written question or comment, then why should anyone care enough to read it or respond?

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

If you have the right

If you have the right extensions in Firefox it makes all the difference! I can create an self installing XPI file of the extensions that I use if anyone is interested?! All you have to do is drop the file onto Firefox while it is open and they will all self install. They are ALL compliant to the new version of FF.

Here's a picture of them:

http://www.clintsworld.com/temp/extensions.jpg

Let me know folks?!

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