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How do I set a default dictionary for spell check?

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I work in three languages, mostly in English, and I would like my spell check to be set to the default of English. Right now, every time I start Firefox it will spell check in Ukrainian. I have to manually adjust that to English---and that is for every window that I open. It's become rather annoying since I compose emails all day and must constantly switch it to English.

Any advice?

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hello dezelina51, you can try to enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info dialog in case it shows up) & search for the preference named spellchecker.dictionary. then doubleclick this entry & change it to en-US (for american english) or en-GB (for british english) depending on which of the two dictionaries you've installed for the spellchecker.

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: