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Spell Checker Does Not Clear Old Look-ups

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My spell checker works fine. But for one thing that is. If I look up a word, spell checker gives me a list to choose from. All well and fine. But when I look up a second word, or a third, or more, the spell checker not only gives me a list for the current lookup, but all the other look-ups since Firefox was started. I found and installed United States English Spellchecker 7.0.1, but the problem is still there. Is there any kind of control panel for spell checker? All I ever found was the on / off switch. Is there a way to reinstall it?

My spell checker works fine. But for one thing that is. If I look up a word, spell checker gives me a list to choose from. All well and fine. But when I look up a second word, or a third, or more, the spell checker not only gives me a list for the current lookup, but all the other look-ups since Firefox was started. I found and installed '''''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/united-states-english-spellche/ United States English Spellchecker 7.0.1]''''', but the problem is still there. Is there any kind of control panel for spell checker? All I ever found was the on / off switch. Is there a way to reinstall it?

Chosen solution

You have a lot of add-ons. Do any of them relate to configuration of right-click context menus? If so, try disabling those.

Of course, if the problem still occurs in Safe Mode, then never mind. To test:

You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using

Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

In the dialog, click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Reset)

Any difference?

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jscher2000
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3412 solutions 30950 answers

Chosen Solution

You have a lot of add-ons. Do any of them relate to configuration of right-click context menus? If so, try disabling those.

Of course, if the problem still occurs in Safe Mode, then never mind. To test:

You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using

Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

In the dialog, click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Reset)

Any difference?

You have a lot of add-ons. Do any of them relate to configuration of right-click context menus? If so, try disabling those. Of course, if the problem still occurs in Safe Mode, then never mind. To test: You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled In the dialog, click "Start in Safe Mode" (''not'' Reset) Any difference?
cor-el
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12532 solutions 115578 answers

If you only use a few extensions regularly and don't really need most of them then you can consider a new profile to cleanup things.

See "Creating a profile":

You can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile.

If you only use a few extensions regularly and don't really need most of them then you can consider a new profile to cleanup things. See "Creating a profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues You can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox
FredMcD
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Question owner

jscher2000; I disabled some of the add-ons, and the problem cleared. Later, I'll try to find out what is causing the problem. Thank you very much for your help.

cor-el; I would agree about the number of add-ons. Some that I don't use all the time I leave in but disabled. Thank you for your help.

jscher2000; I disabled some of the add-ons, and the problem cleared. Later, I'll try to find out what is causing the problem. Thank you very much for your help.<BR><BR> cor-el; I would agree about the number of add-ons. Some that I don't use all the time I leave in but disabled. Thank you for your help.

Modified by FredMcD