Comparison with Safari
(As requested by Piers Cornwall)
In Safari, spell-checking has three modes.
- The interactive mode ("Spelling…"), with a floating window for changing/ignoring/learning words.
The passive mode ("Check Spelling"), which gives apparently-misspelled words in the focused field a dotted red underline, and does nothing else.
The automatic mode ("Check Spelling as You Type"), which gives newly-typed apparently-misspelled words in any field a dotted red underline.
This is probably unnecessarily complicated; I didn't understand the difference between the options until I tested them to write this. -- MatthewPaulThomas
Suggested design for Epiphany
A section of two items in the Edit menu:
- Check Spelling…
- Check as You Type
The first item opens a floating window for operating on apparent misspellings in the current page, starting from the beginning of the currently-focused field. The second is a toggle for applying a dotted underline to apparent misspellings in any field, both now and in the future.