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Spellchecker working fine until recent Firefox update ... now no longer working. Spellcheck as you type is selcted under options.

Do I have to install new addons ? Riunning ver 68.0.1 64 bit on W10

Spellchecker working fine until recent Firefox update ... now no longer working. Spellcheck as you type is selcted under options. Do I have to install new addons ? Riunning ver 68.0.1 64 bit on W10

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Do you have a dictionary installed and selected?

It is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created. See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile":

You can open the about:profiles page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using.

Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp).


You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu. At least one dictionary should be installed and have a check mark to indicate that it is selected.

  • open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.

The spelling checker is enabled if [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu has a checkmark.

You can look here for dictionaries:

Note that you need a dictionary and not a language pack that provides string translations for the user interface.

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Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the I Accept the Risk button. At the top of the screen is a search bar.

Type: layout.spellcheckDefault Its values are; 0 Spell Checker Off 1 Check Only Multi-Line Input Boxes. 2 Check Multi And Single Line Input Boxes.

Also, check the spellchecker.dictionary entry.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker


I also use Grammarly for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/grammarly-1 Grammarly will help you communicate more effectively. As you type, Grammarly flags mistakes and helps you make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful.

Type '''about:config'''<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the '''I Accept the Risk''' button. At the top of the screen is a search bar. Type: '''layout.spellcheckDefault''' Its values are; 0 Spell Checker Off 1 Check Only Multi-Line Input Boxes. 2 Check Multi And Single Line Input Boxes. Also, check the '''spellchecker.dictionary''' entry. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker -------------------- I also use Grammarly for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/grammarly-1 Grammarly will help you communicate more effectively. As you type, Grammarly flags mistakes and helps you make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful.
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Do you have a dictionary installed and selected?

It is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created. See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile":

You can open the about:profiles page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using.

Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp).


You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu. At least one dictionary should be installed and have a check mark to indicate that it is selected.

  • open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.

The spelling checker is enabled if [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu has a checkmark.

You can look here for dictionaries:

Note that you need a dictionary and not a language pack that provides string translations for the user interface.

Do you have a dictionary installed and selected? It is possible that a new default-release profile folder has been created. See "Determine if Firefox has created a new profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-lost-or-missing-bookmarks You can open the <b>about:profiles</b> page via the location bar to check whether multiple profiles are present and what profile Firefox currently is using. *Do NOT click any Remove button on this page. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles Firefox 67 and later can use a dedicated profile for each of the Firefox update channels and will lock the profile, so it can only be used by Firefox in a specific installation folder. For Release versions this profile would be a xxxxxxxx.default-release profile, profiles used in older Firefox versions usually used a xxxxxxxx.default profile (a refresh adds a time stamp). *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation ---- You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu. At least one dictionary should be installed and have a check mark to indicate that it is selected. *open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one. The spelling checker is enabled if [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu has a checkmark. You can look here for dictionaries: *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/language-tools/ Note that you need a dictionary and not a language pack that provides string translations for the user interface.
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The recent update had removed my Add-ons .... so no dictionary. Put it back and now OK.

The recent update had removed my Add-ons .... so no dictionary. Put it back and now OK.
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