Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Spell check is not working with new upgrade

  • 16 replies
  • 31 have this problem
  • 58 views
  • Last reply by xk8ping2

more options

I just installed the new upgrade. Every word now is underlined in red wit the spell checker

Chosen solution

If the Finnish dictionary isn't in the Firefox program folder then it is installed as an extension or globally by another program.

See http://voikko.sourceforge.net/


Did you look in your installed extensions in Tools > Add-ons > Extensions ?

Read this answer in context 👍 1

All Replies (16)

more options

Do you have a dictionary installed and selected?

  • You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages submenu.
  • Open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.
  • Make sure that [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu is check-marked.

You can enable or disable spell checking globally:

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"

You can look here for dictionaries:

See also:

more options

I follwed everything you suggested. But is still not working. When I right clik and select languages it shows I have a Finnish/Finland disctionary with a dot next to it. How do I delete this dictionary and use the English?

more options

Do you also have an English dictionary installed?

more options

Do you have the "Menu Editor" extension?

more options

Yes It says I have both the Finnish and English installed but it looks like the Finnish is the default

more options

I do not know if I have the "Menu Editor" extension. How would I find this out. And if I do what would I do with it?

more options

Did you check the Languages menu via the right-click context menu in a text area to see which dictionary is selected?

more options

Yes I checked it with a right click. It says I have two dictionaries. One Finnish that has the blue dot showing its the defualt I guess. And the other is English. How do I delete the Finish and make the English the default?

more options

xk8ping2, look in "Tools->Addons->Extensions"

I mentioned the "Menu Editor" extension because it has caused problems with spell checker for some.

more options

Depends on where the dictionary is installed. If you have a Finnish locale and the dictionary was installed in the Firefox program folder then you either have to remove it there if you have no intention to use that Finnish dictionary or uninstall the current Firefox version and install the English version (en-US or en-GB) to get the en-US dictionary as the default. You need to check the Firefox program folder to be sure that all files were removed and delete that folder if there are still files in it.

more options

This is getting crazy. I went and checked the Dictionary folder in the Program Files (86). There are two files only: en-US.aff and en-US.dic So I don't know where this Finnish directory is coming from when I right click? This all occured when I updated to the latest Firefox 9.0.1

more options

There is no menu editor in the extensions list.

more options

Chosen Solution

If the Finnish dictionary isn't in the Firefox program folder then it is installed as an extension or globally by another program.

See http://voikko.sourceforge.net/


Did you look in your installed extensions in Tools > Add-ons > Extensions ?

more options

This is getting complicated. I don't know how the Finnish would ever have been installed. All I did was update to the new Firefox.

How do I uninstall this update and go back to the previous version of Firefox???

more options

If you do not have the Finnish dictionary then you may have a corrupted pref setting that is only set to Finnish, but the files aren't there and the spell checker won't work properly because of that.

See also:

more options

Thanks for the help. I got it to work. In the Add-on Extensions there is a Voikko program. I removed it.