Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Gotcha Of The Day: Google Spreadsheets and Firefox Spell Checker

Suppose you're typing in Firefox in a Google Spreadsheet and you make a typo. Firefox is kind enough to report the spelling error to you like so:

Normally, you'd Right Click your mouse to get a list of possible spelling corrections. However, if you do this in Google Docs, you'll get the spreadsheet menu:

The fix? Hold down Shift and the Right Click your mouse button. The result is the built in Firefox menu pops up, along with the spell checker options:


  1. LOL... I can't believe it is that simple...I gave up looking for a solution and just manually fixed my errors. Thanks!

  2. Yeah, and I discovered the solution classic.

  3. Anonymous1:44 PM

    The incredible thing is that you cannot use the Google Toolbar spell checker in Google Chrome.

  4. Anonymous12:05 PM

    is there is auto spell check for the entire spreadsheet