Thursday, December 06, 2007

MicroB's spellchecker extension

These past days, I've been testing the just released version of Spellcheck extension for MicroB, and I'd say that even with all MicroB UI constraints for addon development including no XUL, XBL, overlay (no extensible UI) it is a great work.

Follows some usability scenarios that could be improved, though (spellcheck has to be installed).
  1. Through "about:config" page, set the "layout.spellcheckDefault" to '2' and go to default browser home page.
  2. Install the russian dictionary, and change you default input method language to Russian as well.
  3. Mistype any word in Russian and it won't get underlined (indication a mistyping), once the default 'en-US' dictionary is the one in use.
  • It is not possible right now to users to switch the a dictionary w/out having to mistype any word in the currently used dictionary language, double tap it, and change the dictionary from the prompted Select dialog. Suggestions ?
  1. I am a user and I want to know what is the currently used dictionary , how to do this ? Only going to 'about:config' and searching for 'spellcheker.dictionary' value.
  • Couldn't it get indicated in any of the dialogs' title that spellchecker prompts out ?

--Antonio Gomes
tonikitoo at gmail dot com

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A better google search experience on Microb with Greasemonkey

After installing Greasemonkey addon on MicroB, my n800 browsers much better: first I showed how users could better youtube from MicroB, and now just a quick update on how users can also better google search on your device: mine install google greasemonkey script, for example, add videos, images and wikipedia top 5 search results alongside normal google searches.. All this through AJAX !!!! It ends up like:

--Antonio Gomes
tonikitoo at gmail dot com