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January 9, 2009

So, lets start on the right foot. I cannot spell. Even though I spend my life reading books, reading technical documentation, writing programs, typing web content and am surrounded by the written (and digital) word for 20 hours a day I will admit to being a terrible speller.

It’s the common words that get me, and of course, my own particular brand of over; punctuating every-thing!!!! 😉

Anyway, I digress.

I dont have a problem with the myriad of misspelled words on line, or the new text-speak that is becoming so common in blogs and online articles by those of us who are still the sunny side of 30. alrite m8? The trouble is using search engines to find information when it is clearly written in a different language. No, not French or German, not even British or American English, but quite simply English and badly-spelt-English.

As a multi-browser geek I use Firefox3 which has a great spell-checker built in. Although the Mozilla Firefox Spelling Checker is basic its better than the spell checker you get with Internet Explorer… erm… which is nothing. But wait, help is at hand with the the free IE7Pro giving IE users the ability to write things and actually make sense (which is more than I can claim credit for)

Lets get IE Spell Checking everything I write – for FREE!

IE7Pro includes Tabbed Browsing Management, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Inline Search, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins and many more power packed features. You can customize not just internet Explorer, but even your favorite web site according to your need and taste using IE7Pro.

One of the many reasons I recommend IE7Pro Spell Checker addon is its simplicity.

Simply download and run the install and Voila!

Internet Explorer is fixing your bad spelling. I’m typing this in IE8-Beta2 and delighted that I’m not even worrying about spelling errors, because my grammar and sentence construction is so laughably bad.

IE7Pro Features

Enhance Internet Explorer’s Tabbed Browsing Capabilities

1. Double click to close tab.
2. Open new tab from address bar.
3. Enable/disable tab browse history manager.
4. Enable/disable crash recovery
5. Move the IE menu bar above the address bar
6. Hide search bar.
7. Modify the maxium number of parallel connections to the web server.
8. Select the external program to view page source

Super Drag and Drop

With Super Drag and Drop enabled, you can open new links by simply dragging and dropping the link on the page. You can also Drag and Drop to search selected words with the default search engine or save the selected photo when Shift is held down.

Mouse Gesture

Mouse Gesture allow the user to execute commonly performed tasks (open/close a tab, go back, go forward , print , scrolling page etc.) by drawing a simple symbol on the screen.

Crash Recovery

Crash Recovery automatically restores all opened pages after a crash happened.

Save Page to Image

Flexible and easy-to-use tool that converts html page from any URL to image. It captures the whole web page’s content into JPG, BMP , GIF , PNG or TIFF on the fly.

Quick Proxy Switcher

Different internet connections do often require completely different proxy server settings and it’s a real pain to change them manually.

AD Blocker

Blocks all forms of advertising, including Flash ads, rich media, fly-ins, slide-ins, pop-ups, pop-unders, spyware and adware ads, and messenger ads.

Greasy monkey alike User Script

IE7Pro Script is to Internet Explorer7 as Greasemonkey is to Firefox. It lets you remix the Web via scripts.

Inline Search

Adds the inline search bar like firefox has, finds as you type, use the F3 and Enter Key to cycle between multiple results, highlight all results.

Spell Check

IE7Pro Spell Check will check any text you enter and alert you to possible errors by adding a red underline to any potentially misspelled words.


Grab & Drag mode permits you to “grab” the web page and move it within the pane by clicking and dragging the page


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

Nick Litten

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