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Can we get Firefox-like inline spell checking in Internet Explorer?

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I didn't realise IE didn't do spell check! That will make me less angry at spelling mistakes online... – Rich Bradshaw Jan 13 '10 at 20:47
Which version of IE are you talking? – random Jan 15 '10 at 2:54
@Eight Days of Malaise - IE7 – metal gear solid Jan 15 '10 at 3:18

IE7Pro is an add-on for Internet Explorer, which includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more useful, secure and customizable.

IE7Pro includes Tabbed Browsing Management, Spell Check, Inline Search, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins, MiniDM, Google sponsored search,IE Faster and many more power packed features. You can customize not just Internet Explorer, but even your favorite website according to your need and taste using IE7Pro.

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IEPro is freeware and available for IE6, 7 and 8.

if you're looking for more useful IE addons, check Bayden Systems' IEToys which will add:

  • Webpage reading tool
  • Web-based dictionary tool
  • Web-based encyclopedia tool
  • HTML source instantly
  • Proxy Toggle
  • Easy to use image collection tool
  • Highlighted text
  • HTML Accessibility helper
  • Broadband tweaks

IEToys is freeware and works with IE6, 7 and 8.

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Back when I was an IE user, IE7Pro was one of the first things I installed. At least then, it did work exactly as advertised. Give it a try, and see if it meets your needs. – eidylon Jan 13 '10 at 21:55
but it's saying "using the spellchecking engine from open office" I don't have open office. already have have MS office. and don't want to install openoffice just to get spellchecking in IE – metal gear solid Jan 13 '10 at 21:56
you don't have to install – Molly7244 Jan 13 '10 at 22:10
Has anyone got IE7Pro to work successfully with IE 8 on Windows 7? – Sim Jul 27 '10 at 5:23

I just downloaded and started using Speckie.

It does inline spell checking (and only inline spell checking), which I like because I don't want other stuff that I don't use.

I like it, it does exactly what it says it does.

Works for my Internet Explorer 9 running on Windows 7 Ultimate (they also support IE8 and IE7 compatibility)

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There is no way to get it to work natively without a third-party application. I'd use Enso Words for this kind of thing; it allows you to use spellcheck from any program. Watch the videos to see it in action.

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