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Cannot install the Russian spellchecking dictionary for Thunderbird on Mac

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TB is saying "Russian Hunspell spellchecking dictionary could not be installed because Thunderbird cannot modify the needed file."

Thunderbird version: 60.5.1 macOS High Sierra, version 10.13.6

TB is saying "Russian Hunspell spellchecking dictionary could not be installed because Thunderbird cannot modify the needed file." Thunderbird version: 60.5.1 macOS High Sierra, version 10.13.6

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To install the Russian Hunspell dictionary in TB 60, first open Tools/Options(Mac:Preferences)/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference extensions.strictCompatibility to false, OK to close Options. Next, right-click the green Download Now button on the webpage, Save Link As..., and download the xpi file. in Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries, click the gear icon next to Search, Install Add-on from file..., select the xpi file (see picture).

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What exact file are you trying to install? Please post a link.

What exact file are you trying to install? Please post a link.
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To install the Russian Hunspell dictionary in TB 60, first open Tools/Options(Mac:Preferences)/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference extensions.strictCompatibility to false, OK to close Options. Next, right-click the green Download Now button on the webpage, Save Link As..., and download the xpi file. in Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries, click the gear icon next to Search, Install Add-on from file..., select the xpi file (see picture).

To install the [https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/russian-hunspell-dictionary/ Russian Hunspell dictionary] in TB 60, first open Tools/Options(Mac:Preferences)/Advanced/General/Config. editor and double-click the preference ''extensions.strictCompatibility'' to false, OK to close Options. Next, right-click the green Download Now button on the webpage, Save Link As..., and download the xpi file. in Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries, click the gear icon next to Search, Install Add-on from file..., select the xpi file (see picture).
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