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The spell check dialogue does not show misspelled words, or suggestions. I can't even turn the facility off. (Windows 8.1 TB ver 60.5.3

The spell check dialogue does not show misspelled words, or suggestions. I can't even turn the facility off. (Windows 8.1 TB ver 60.5.3
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Which dictionaries are installed? Reply with the webpage and add-on version.

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Which dictionaries are installed? Reply with the webpage and add-on version.

[https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/language-tools/ Which dictionaries] are installed? Reply with the webpage and add-on version.
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After downloading a UK dictionary, everything started working OK. Many thanks sfhowes!

After downloading a UK dictionary, everything started working OK. Many thanks sfhowes!
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Mary 1 solutions 244 answers

my spell check is not working it is blank and wehen i type a wrong word it does not check it

my spell check is not working it is blank and wehen i type a wrong word it does not check it
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Mary 1 solutions 244 answers

mine is blank too

mine is blank too
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sfhowes
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Mary said

my spell check is not working it is blank and wehen i type a wrong word it does not check it

Do you have check-as-you-type enabled in Tools/Options/Composition/Spelling? Which language is shown there? In Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries, what is the dictionary and version?

''Mary [[#answer-1239466|said]]'' <blockquote> my spell check is not working it is blank and wehen i type a wrong word it does not check it </blockquote> Do you have check-as-you-type enabled in Tools/Options/Composition/Spelling? Which language is shown there? In Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries, what is the dictionary and version?
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Mary 1 solutions 244 answers

english US yes i do

english US yes i do
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Mary 1 solutions 244 answers

not in add ons i have nothing about dictionaries in the addons

not in add ons i have nothing about dictionaries in the addons
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sfhowes
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Install this dictionary and see if it helps:

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/us-english-dictionary/

Right-click the Download Now button, Save link as..., download the xpi installer, Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries in TB, click the gear icon next to search, Install Add-on from file..., select the xpi file.

Install this dictionary and see if it helps: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/us-english-dictionary/ Right-click the Download Now button, Save link as..., download the xpi installer, Tools/Add-ons/Dictionaries in TB, click the gear icon next to search, Install Add-on from file..., select the xpi file.
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