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Spell check working with some programs but not others

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My spell check works on most sites and forms but not on others. The spell check box is already checked under options. How do I get the spell check to work on all forms?

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It ids possible that websites disable the spell check. Google does this on the Google Translate website.

Did you check this in the right-click context menu?


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:

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For general information on spell check settings, see this thread: Check marks not showing in "options" spell check not working at all.

If it only affects particular forms, perhaps it's this: websites can disable spell checking on particular form controls where they feel that might improve the user experience (info: Controlling spell checking in HTML forms). This is done by adding spellcheck="false" to the HTML code for that control. There might be an add-on to bypass or ignore this.