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Best browser for font size and spell check

I have Windows XP Home with SP2. I use Firefox 2.0 but sometimes IE6.

The thing I like about Firefox is my ability to enlarge the size of the font by holding down Ctrl and using the wheel on my mouse. When using IE6, I can enlarge the font size in some websites and not in others, and I assume that this results from the mechanics of the website rather than from IE6. Also, there are times when using IE6 that the font size is too large and I can't reduce the size. The other thing I like is that when I misspell a word it gets underlined and I can highlight it, right click, get the correct spelling and make the replacement with a mouse click.

What I am wonder is whether I would get those features with IE7?

A main reason I use IE6 is that, using Hotmail, when I updated to Firefox 2.0 I lost my ability to use the Rich format features that I can use in IE6 and that I formerly could use in Firefox 1.5 after installing an Addon that doesn't work in Firefox 2.0. I couldn't find an Addon that would give me that ability in Firefox but I am wondering if I am overlooking one?

So, my questions are:

If I install IE7, will I be able to always enlarge the font size as I can now do with Firefox?

If I install IE7, will it provide me with the same kind of, or maybe one equal to, the spell check I get with Firefox 2.0?

If there an Addon for Firefox 2.0 that will enable me to use Rich Text features when using Hotmail?

Thanks, Jerome

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Remember this about spell check.

In reply to: Best browser for font size and spell check

Microsoft's position on spell check is that it's part of their Office offering. So don't expect a Microsoft update to provide spell check unless you purchase Office.

As to IE 7, if you read the posts in the forums you can get the idea that it's a hit and miss update. Sometimes it works for most but for some it's a struggle to remove it and get back to what worked.

Same story for WMP 11.

At this date I don't advise updating to IE 7 or WMP 11.


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Spell check

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The latest Google tool bar has a convenient spell check option. It is easy for the user to use and update it's dictionary. But sadly is does not check grammar, so it doesn't always recognize incorrect spelling. It would be a really great tool if it did. Seems Google dropped a really big ball here.

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Thank you Bob and caktus

In reply to: Best browser for font size and spell check

Good information which saves me a lot of looking and wondering. Jerome

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