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Spellcheck moves the word when you try to allow it to correct spelling errors in Facebook.

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When typing in comments (primarily in facebook), if I select a misspelled word and then click on the correct spelling in the popup, it inserts the word in a different spot, often in the middle of another word, creating another error.

Windows 10, Firefox 40.0.2

When typing in comments (primarily in facebook), if I select a misspelled word and then click on the correct spelling in the popup, it inserts the word in a different spot, often in the middle of another word, creating another error. Windows 10, Firefox 40.0.2

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FredMcD
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?
jscher2000
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I think another user is having this problem, judging from the screenshots: Spellcheck garbling words.

It may be that Facebook is moving the cursor in the interval between Firefox deleting the old word and inserting the new one.

I suppose I should get on FB and see if I can tell what's happening...

I think another user is having this problem, judging from the screenshots: [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1080303 Spellcheck garbling words]. It may be that Facebook is moving the cursor in the interval between Firefox deleting the old word and inserting the new one. I suppose I should get on FB and see if I can tell what's happening...
jscher2000
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So I see this problem in the comment box for items in my news feed. I can't figure out the pattern of how far left the correction is inserted. It seems kind of random.

As a workaround, select the word you plan to replace before right-clicking it. That seems to prevent Facebook from inserting the replacement in a random location left of what you intended.

Hopefully they will fix this!!

So I see this problem in the comment box for items in my news feed. I can't figure out the pattern of how far left the correction is inserted. It seems kind of random. As a workaround, select the word you plan to replace before right-clicking it. That seems to prevent Facebook from inserting the replacement in a random location left of what you intended. Hopefully they will fix this!!

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FredMcD said

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there?

(MAc Options) key on a windows machine?

''FredMcD [[#answer-773178|said]]'' <blockquote> Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. Is the problem still there? </blockquote> (MAc Options) key on a windows machine?
FredMcD
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Mac's use an Options key. Others use the Shift key.

Mac's use an '''Options''' key. Others use the '''Shift''' key.