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How do I make Firefox spell check my Office 365 email account?

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I have tried clicking the "check spelling as I type" box under the "Firefox" tab, but I am still not getting spell check on my Office 365 email. (I am getting it here as I type, however, and also when I type into Google's text box, for example.) I don't understand why Firefox isn't also spell-checking my email. I do have spell check on my Office 365 email account with Safari, but I like Firefox so much better. I'd really appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks!!!

~Julianna Crider

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Try this: misspell a word, highlight it, right click and make sure that "Check Spelling" is checked.

 I need to do this for each site. Occasionally more than once.
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Edward27821 9 solutions 113 answers

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Try this: misspell a word, highlight it, right click and make sure that "Check Spelling" is checked.

 I need to do this for each site. Occasionally more than once.
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cor-el
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Current Firefox versions hide Check Spelling in the right-click context menu of a text area if the web page disables the spelling check via a spellcheck="false" attribute of this element.

You can right-click in the text editor area and use "Inspect Element" to see if this text area has a spellcheck="false" attribute.

Removing this spellcheck="false" attribute by selecting it via a double-click and using the Delete or Backspace key should make the Check Spelling item in the right-click context menu reappear.

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Thanks, Edward, this was great!

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Thanks for the help, Cor-el, I really appreciate it!

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You're welcome.

I had missed that you have an older Mac OS X that doesn't support the current Firefox release, so you won't be affected with this.

You can enable or disable spell checking globally:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"
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@ jcrider

You're very welcome. I'm glad I could help. Thank you for selecting my answer.

@ Cor-el

Thank you. I had no clue what to do with "inspect element". Is there a blog or document that explains more?

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You can see this for instance on the Google Translate page.

<textarea id="source" class="goog-textarea" autocorrect="off" autocomplete="off" autocapitalize="off" spellcheck="false" dir="ltr" tabindex="0" wrap="SOFT" name="text" style="-moz-box-sizing: border-box; overflow-y: hidden; overflow-x: auto; padding-right: 20px;"></textarea>
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