Thank you for upgrading to version 1.2 of After the Deadline for Firefox.

What’s New? 1.2

  • Fixed several bugs that could prevent errors from highlighting
  • Added an exemption to prevent AtD from attaching to cPanel’s code editor.
  • Fixed bugs surrounding the Ignore Suggestion menu option
  • Preferences are now organized using a tabbed interface
  • Fixed AtD showing branding logo in about: context menu
  • Added a hack to prevent AdBlock Plus menu item from displaying with AtD
  • Fixed AtD not attaching to some dynamically created form elements (e.g., P2 comment replies)
  • Added a hack to prevent auto-proofread from engaging when clicking “View all N comments” on Facebook
  • AtD now does a better job keeping the proofread button in the right place
  • Fixed AtD keyboard shortcut from removing text area in WordPress Dashboard comment reply
  • Fixed bug that sometimes lost text typed while proofreading a WYSIWYG editor
  • Added AtD preferences link to the Tools menu
  • Improved WYSIWYG proofread mode likeness with original WYSIWYG editor
  • Errors now show in non-word wrapped paragraphs in Zoho Writer
  • Proofreader is smarter about syncing to the editor now–should make AtD feel faster
  • AtD now remembers scroll bar position in GMail (and probably others too)

Call for Volunteers

After the Deadline also proofreads French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. We’d like to offer a translated interface but can’t do it without you. If you’re fluent with another language, please help translate this add-on.

Stay in Touch

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

Donโ€™t forget to say hi on Twitter, weโ€™re @AtDdev.

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


  1. Posted March 28, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    AtD plugin saves me lot of time by helping to write correct texts. Convenient and fast enough work. Thank you very much for your efforts.

  2. Posted March 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Permalink


    Just want to thank you for such a great product. I am grammatically challenged and entry into website has always been a pain for me. Also I can now see myself being freed from MS Word/Outlook to help me with grammatical checking.

    One note, I have notice when I am using Goggle’s sites that when editing text that the text compress’ to one line and it is impossible to figure what is what.

    Again, thank you and keep up the great work.


    • Posted March 28, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

      No problem. I emailed you about the Google Sites issue you’re experiencing. One thing I ask is that bug reports be sent via the contact form or posted in our bug tracker. http://openatd.trac.wordpress.org.

    • Posted March 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

      Ray responded to my email. No issue with Google Sites it seems. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you encounter an issue with a site due to AtD, contact us and we’ll do what we can to add a work around or resolve it.

      Also, you have the option to right-click on a page and deselect “Use AtD on this site”. This will disable After the Deadline on the current page from then on.

  3. Posted March 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Again, thanks for fixing my bug. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. John Bushouse
    Posted March 28, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks much for the valuable software, “After the Deadline.” I have a problem with speaking and writing in passive voice, and this program alerts me of my shortcomings. It has also made me very aware that I am truly not alone with this issue, as the newspapers, radio, and television commentators use passive voice as well. UGH!

  5. Laurie
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Will it spell check with in an email in Outlook Express? My husband’s laptop doesn’t have Word.

    • Posted March 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

      After the Deadline for Firefox works with web applications, not desktop programs. If you’re thinking of Outlook Web Access, I believe it works. If you try it and a problem comes up, let me know and I’ll take a look at it. The contact form is the easiest way to reach me.

  6. tan
    Posted April 4, 2010 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Great work!
    Really wished there was support for more languages though.

    • Posted April 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      We plan to add more languages in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ Right now there is support for French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

  7. Posted April 15, 2010 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    One of my must-have Add-ons and why I still can’t kick Firefox. Keep up the great work!

    When you are planning to add more languages, will that be announced and something the community can take part in helping you out with?

    • Posted April 15, 2010 at 4:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Xen,
      I’m glad to hear you like the add-on. There are several other languages waiting to go live. I’m waiting to see what the feedback is on the current languages before devoting server resources to the other ones. I’m also investigating making the misused word detection available for languages other than English. Currently AtD is using LanguageTool.org to offer grammar checking for the languages LT supports. English AtD uses its own grammar checker but it depends on hand-made rules.

      More about the language packs are here:


      How are you interested in contributing? If it’s refining the statistically built dictionaries, I’m glad to accept words that should be added/pruned out. If it’s misused word detection, I’m glad to accept a list of potentially confused words. If it’s code, download the package and start hacking ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re interested in contributing to the grammar checker, I’ll steer you to the Language Tool project.

      More on getting involved is at:


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