Adding Pop-up Blocking to Netscape and Spell Checking to Mozilla

Tuesday October 8th, 2002

In response to feedback to its recent Mozilla 1.0 and Netscape 7.0 reviews, eWeek has published an article that explains how to add features from one browser to the other. It describes how to use Mozilla's Software Installation feature to quickly restore pop-up blocking to Netscape 7.0 or add Netscape's spellchecker to Mozilla.

#1 When did spellchecker start working?

by psolanki

Tuesday October 8th, 2002 12:35 PM

I always thought that they broke things so that the proprietary NS spellchecker would not work in Mozilla but it seems to be working in the latest nightly! I'm shocked! (and extremely pleased)!

#2 nothing happens for spellchecker

by leonya

Tuesday October 8th, 2002 1:32 PM

I tried the Netscape spellchecker xpi install, and after the restart of Mozilla, there is still no spellchecker... I use Mozilla 1.1

#3 Works for me

by ecarlson

Tuesday October 8th, 2002 2:35 PM

Spellcheck worked for me in Mozilla 1.1 in Windows 2000/SP3. Very nice. I got a "SPELL" button in the "COMPOSE" window, and it worked when I tested it.

- Eric, (My web site should be back up later tonight)

#4 Languages

by Z_God

Tuesday October 8th, 2002 2:57 PM

It would be really cool if this was also possible with the translations. Then I would be able to use Netscape 7.0 in Dutch!

#5 Pop-up blocking is still broken...

by SineSwiper

Tuesday October 8th, 2002 3:51 PM

According to bug 122927. That still aggreviates me.

#6 spellchecker XPI doesn't work in 1.2

by mbokil

Tuesday October 8th, 2002 6:35 PM

If you are trying to use the spellchecker XPI from Netscape with the latest builds or nightly 1.2 builds it will not work. You will have to wait until a new build of the XPI is released.


#9 Re: spellchecker XPI doesn't work in 1.2

by MozSaidAloha

Saturday October 12th, 2002 4:57 AM

I wrote the author on this matter.

#7 FINALLY!! Pop-up blocking explained correctly!!

by DeepFreeze3

Wednesday October 9th, 2002 2:15 PM

I'm glad that this article finally gets around to correctly describing the pop-up blocking feature, and how it works. In PC Magazine, CNET and other places, they've been incorrectly saying that unchecking the "Open Link In A New Window" box was how you blocked pop-up ads, which is incorrect (All that does is prevent a link clicked on a web page from opening into another window). You have to uncheck the "Open Unrequested Windows" box to do that. Having both unchecked, though, is even better, and gives users a better browsing experience. I wonder why they didn't mention that? Those people definately dropped the ball on this one.

#8 Mozilla => Mazola

by flacco

Wednesday October 9th, 2002 11:47 PM

Great - Mozilla spell-checker corrects Mozilla to Mazola! :-)