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Spell Check does not work


Only recently made move from IE ... Running w& and Firefox 10.0.2

I have spell check enabled in Tolls>option>advanced Also if I go to tool menu bottom oprion is now shown as "Check Spellings"

However it does not work -example Thid speeling is nut corrcreted

If I 'right click' in this window it does show check spelling as "ticked", just does not work.

Not sure if relevant but spelling works fine in Thunderbird.

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On thing that may have relevenace is that if I go
Tools > check spellings > preferences > choose dictionary
It does not show any dictionary, and drop down menu to select does not work.
In tools > options > content > languages ... it does have English / United Kingdom [EN-GB] shown and selected.

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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:

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Seems odd that although spell check as I type was enabled and "check spellings" was 'ticked' and it showed correct language under preferences - I still had to install a dictionary ... Fixed now anyway ... Thnx

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