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How do I keep spellchecker from resetting language?

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I have Ubuntu 12 and the latest version of Firefox for it. spellcheck.dictionary keeps getting reset to en_GB How do I force it to stay en_US? Lots of people having this issue, and the responses are all a bunch of head-scratching. There has to be a way to make Firefox stop arbitrarily changing this setting.

I have Ubuntu 12 and the latest version of Firefox for it. spellcheck.dictionary keeps getting reset to en_GB How do I force it to stay en_US? Lots of people having this issue, and the responses are all a bunch of head-scratching. There has to be a way to make Firefox stop arbitrarily changing this setting.

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FredMcD
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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

What spell checkes do you currently have on your Firefox?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck. What spell checkes do you currently have on your Firefox? '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save''' Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

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"What spell checkes do you currently have on your Firefox?"

Whatever comes with it.

"What spell checkes do you currently have on your Firefox?" Whatever comes with it.
FredMcD
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Please check out; How do I use the Firefox spell checker? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker

Please check out; How do I use the Firefox spell checker? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker
cor-el
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Ubuntu may be adding a lot of spell checking dictionaries that are all detected by Firefox. These dictionaries use an underscore (en_US) as a separator and not a dash that Firefox uses for a dictionary (en-US) that you install via the Add-ons website or that come with the Firefox installer.

You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries:

/usr/share/hunspell/
/usr/share/myspell/
Ubuntu may be adding a lot of spell checking dictionaries that are all detected by Firefox. These dictionaries use an underscore (en_US) as a separator and not a dash that Firefox uses for a dictionary (en-US) that you install via the Add-ons website or that come with the Firefox installer. You can check these locations for globally installed dictionaries: /usr/share/hunspell/ /usr/share/myspell/ *[[/questions/992002]] Why does FF have the wrong default spell-check language? *[[/questions/975459]] Set DEFAULT spellcheck language