From The Tips Box: Misspelling Words, iPhone To-Dos

Readers offer their best tips for improving your spelling, forcing yourself to notice your to-do list, and how to restart Firefox with one click.

About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons — maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in — the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Email it to tips at

Correct Misspelt Words Yourself Instead of Using Spellcheck

Ben Mordecai lets us know how to actually improve our spelling, instead of becoming slaves to spellcheck:

For learning spelling: when you misspell a word try to correct it by guessing the right spelling and letting the red line tell you if you get it wrong (as opposed to right clicking it and it will fix it for you). Over time, you will learn the words you commonly misspell.

Screenshot Your To-Do List and Add It as Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

Steven forces himself to see his to-do list with his iPhone:

I make a To-do list in Notes, take a screenshot of it, then make it my lock screen wallpaper, that way I’m guaranteed to look at it at least 25 times a day.

We’ve used this tip for all sorts of things in the past, but using it as a to-do list is another great one. It really makes up for the lack of widgets on iOS, to-dos being the one thing I absolutely need a widget for.

Restart Firefox with One Click

Googeling shares a handy add-on for Firefox users:

I sometimes want to restart Firefox and restore the tabs after it is restarted but Firefox offers no easy option to do that. Only when Firefox is updated or if an add-on is updated, only does an option to restart appear. I found an add-on to just that called Restart Firefox.

This add-on was featured here before, but this is an updated version of Jed Brown’s original add-on that supports Firefox 4.0.

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