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Check my spelling as I type

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I am not able to get Firefox 17 to retain the option to check my spelling as I type in the context menu but the option is retained under options advanced browsing. If I want to verify the spelling of a word and use the spell checker I have to right click on the word in question then select check my spelling as I type in the context menu by placing a check mark by the option.

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Steps taken in an effort to resolve the problem.
1) Toggled the setting and restarted Firefox.
2) Pursued About:Config information but found none.
3) Pursued information regarding other files that store configuration such as js files but found none.
I upgrade from Firefox 3.6 where I used Spell Bound to 14 then each time you released a new version of 14 I upgraded and followed that process through versions 15, 16 and 17 which have all had the same problem. I assume the problem was created when you put the speller checker on back there some where and has never be addressed and corrected.

Tyler Downer
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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems article.

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cor-el
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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. 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.
  • 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: