Thank you for upgrading to version 1.11 of After the Deadline for Firefox.

Since our first-release two weeks ago, over 25,000 of you have downloaded and used After the Deadline for Firefox. Your feedback made this release possible. Thank you.

What’s New? 1.11

This releases fixes an issue that caused Firefox to pause for a few seconds when loading Facebook.

What’s New? 1.1

  1. WYSIWYG editor support
    • Now you can use AtD with Yahoo Mail, Google Docs, TypePad, and others
  2. Fixes for several known plugin conflicts and future conflicts waiting to happen
    • This includes Text Formatting Toolbar, Down-Them-All, and others
  3. Support for Facebook Status Updates field
  4. Support for French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish Proofreading
    • French and German use the excellent Language Tool to check grammar.
    • Portuguese and Spanish are spell-check only.
  5. Added an option to let Firefox spell-checker coexist with After the Deadline
    • Now you don’t have to choose.
  6. By popular demand, the default proofreading key is now F4

Stay in Touch

If this add-on helps you, consider writing a review on addons.mozilla.org.

Don’t forget to say hi on Twitter, we’re @AtDdev.

If you need help or would like to report a bug, contact us.


  1. pecos
    Posted February 28, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    i had this issue of facebook pausing for a few seconds too but i could not figure out what was wrong. I am happy you resolved the problem.

  2. Wm
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Best app out there for the application beats the pants of pay for products which are mostly just White Smoke and Mirrors.. LOL

  3. John
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    My system would “freeze” a few seconds into facebook and I would have to shut down. I, too, could not decide what was causing the “freeze.” I now have been to facebook and all is fine.

    • Posted March 1, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      I really apologize for that too. As soon as I verified the issue, I fixed it. I ran into some trouble getting the release out as there is a review process add-ons must go through. To correct this in the future, all AtD releases will be made available through an early access program first. I can update the early access release immediately for adventurous users. This should help assure the releases you get are free of these issues in the future.

    • Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

      I had the same thing happen to me when I was on Facebook playing bejeweled. Thanks for fixing the problem. I thought I had spyware.

  4. Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    This is a great addon!

    Keep it simple and slick – those are
    the best add-ons around.

    Try not to be TOO much (ok.maybe some features
    in the background available to advanced )


  5. Karen
    Posted March 2, 2010 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Once I got the hang of it, I found it very useful. Unlike some of the grammar checkers, it’s geared to someone who uses English and not some weird Tibetan dialect. I’m a professional writer and AtD is like having a live-in editor.

  6. Posted March 2, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    I hate the way this slows down my saves on WordPress. I think I have saved a document and when I get back there is a long delayed AtD window that means nothing was saved. Also every url is flagged as a misspelling. And it has no medical vocabulary and only gives me the option to ignore terms, not to add them to the dictionary.

    • Posted March 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi Karen,
      I’ll try AtD for Firefox on a clean WordPress setup. Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com and we’re very keen on making sure AtD plays nice with it.

      My apologies on the lack of the medical dictionary. This is a special use case that our more general software is not targeted for. We created the ignore terms feature to be more general than a custom dictionary. This way you can ignore grammar and spelling errors that provide no value to you.

      AtD shouldn’t flag most URLs as misspellings. Some URLs fail to match the pattern I’ve created for URLs in the software. The best thing to do is to provide the trouble text via the contact form on this site so I can respond to it.

      — Raphael, AtD Developer

  7. Posted March 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I was experiencing the Facebook pause, but not just in Facebook — I’ve had it in Gmail, too — my MacBook Pro threw a pinwheel whenever I accessed the Labels drop down or waited for a draft message to load. It also appeared when loading long discussion threads.

    Haven’t seen a pinwheel since installing the upgrade — many thanks — love this Add-on!


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