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How do I force Firefox's spell checker on?

Lately, I've come across several Web sites that have attempted to improve upon the default HTML text input tools. This is okay, but some of them go so far as to disable … (read more)

Lately, I've come across several Web sites that have attempted to improve upon the default HTML text input tools. This is okay, but some of them go so far as to disable any spell checker facilities built into the browser being used - which I find to be an intolerable abuse of power on the part of the Web site designer. Is there a Greasemonkey script or some other trick I can use to say "Dammit, I don't give a @#$% about your opinion on this, Mr. Designer; *I* want my spell checker!"

And before anyone suggests it, the well-publicized about:config tweaks do not prevent the Web page from overriding this; in that sense, about:config is a suggestion, not a command. How do I make it into a command?

Asked by T.BugReporter 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Spellcheck garbling words

For some reason, when I attempt to correct misspelled words in Mozilla Firefox (even after a install and excluding installing addons) the corrected words become fused wit… (read more)

For some reason, when I attempt to correct misspelled words in Mozilla Firefox (even after a install and excluding installing addons) the corrected words become fused with other words near it, creating garbled text as shown in the screenshots below of a fix before and after

Before: http://i.imgur.com/6mMmhTe.png After: http://i.imgur.com/OmihtqV.png

Asked by WASasquatch 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Spellcheck moves the word when you try to allow it to correct spelling errors in Facebook.

When typing in comments (primarily in facebook), if I select a misspelled word and then click on the correct spelling in the popup, it inserts the word in a different spo… (read more)

When typing in comments (primarily in facebook), if I select a misspelled word and then click on the correct spelling in the popup, it inserts the word in a different spot, often in the middle of another word, creating another error.

Windows 10, Firefox 40.0.2

Asked by tkremin 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Lock spell checker language setting to US English?

Every time I start Firefox, the language is set to UK English. I live in the US and the spell checker flags words that are spelled right for the US, but if I make a typo… (read more)

Every time I start Firefox, the language is set to UK English. I live in the US and the spell checker flags words that are spelled right for the US, but if I make a typo and use the UK spelling, it passes that (and I sometimes miss the typo).

I change the setting to US English and it's fine until I reboot the computer, then I have to do it all again. I admit this is a very minor problem, but it is really frustrating at times - I count on my spell checker because I do make a lot of typos and it helps to catch them (strange neurological condition I won't go into - kind of like dyslexia in the fingers).

Is there some way to FORCE Firefox to start in US English every time? Some line I could add to the about:config for instance?

OS: Linux Ubuntu 14.04LTS Using Gnome (old style) desktop only, Firefox 39.03, I usually have Thunderbird 31.8 and OpenOffice 4.1 all open at the same time, on dual monitors.

Asked by Archaeometrist 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Facebook on Firefox won't spell check, even though the setting is active on the browser

Hi, I have the 'check my spelling as I type' ticked under advanced settings in Firefox browser... but the words are not being spell checked when I use Facebook. Any idea … (read more)

Hi, I have the 'check my spelling as I type' ticked under advanced settings in Firefox browser... but the words are not being spell checked when I use Facebook. Any idea how to get it working? Kind regards Josh

Asked by JoshDouglas 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Spell checking not working in all forms

Spell check is working in this text box but when I type words into mail.com webmail email compose form, spell checking does not work. I have already changed the about:con… (read more)

Spell check is working in this text box but when I type words into mail.com webmail email compose form, spell checking does not work.

I have already changed the about:config option so that single line text boxes are spell-checked.

Is there some kind of JavaScript option that disables spell-checking? If so then how do I disable this? I want my emails to be spell-checked.

Asked by Kvoter 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How do I keep spellchecker from resetting language?

I have Ubuntu 12 and the latest version of Firefox for it. spellcheck.dictionary keeps getting reset to en_GB How do I force it to stay en_US? Lots of people having th… (read more)

I have Ubuntu 12 and the latest version of Firefox for it. spellcheck.dictionary keeps getting reset to en_GB How do I force it to stay en_US? Lots of people having this issue, and the responses are all a bunch of head-scratching. There has to be a way to make Firefox stop arbitrarily changing this setting.

Asked by jnojr 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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changing dowloads to .part

all downloads of late on my applemac pro tower via firefox end up like f5crcVdN.zip.part also seen this start to happen on a new imac also any file even a pdf will end up… (read more)

all downloads of late on my applemac pro tower via firefox end up like f5crcVdN.zip.part also seen this start to happen on a new imac also any file even a pdf will end up name.pdf.part just dropping .part on the end, also now see spell checker not working in hotmail via firefox but ok with chrome

chris

Asked by chris701 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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If I use check my spelling as I type, is that just local?

If I use "check my spelling as I type", is that just local, or is it connecting online somewhere and transmitting what I type to see if it's spelled correctly? Just dou… (read more)

If I use "check my spelling as I type", is that just local, or is it connecting online somewhere and transmitting what I type to see if it's spelled correctly? Just double checking...

Asked by soundwave 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Spell check not working?

My PC (running XP) died recently and since setting up this new one (running Windows 7) I can't get Firefox's spell checker to work. I have the 'check spelling as I type' … (read more)

My PC (running XP) died recently and since setting up this new one (running Windows 7) I can't get Firefox's spell checker to work.

I have the 'check spelling as I type' ticked in Firefox's advanced settings, and I have also download and installed the British Languge Pack add-on, but still it doesn't work.

The problem seems to be that I don;t have the usual 'Check speling' option when I right click in a text box (see attached)

Asked by OurJud 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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erroneous spelling in gmail now default, how to change?

When I type I make the same mistakes over and over. for instance I want to type " the" but it comes out "hte", I want to type "with" and it comes out " wiht". You get th… (read more)

When I type I make the same mistakes over and over. for instance I want to type " the" but it comes out "hte", I want to type "with" and it comes out " wiht". You get the picture. One day while correcting my "hte" to "the" I right clicked on the mouse and found a check spelling option on the drop down. Some how I changed "hte" to a real word and now there is no red line under it to help me see my error. I only have this problem in Gmail and as I checked into it I was told it was my browser. Currently as I look at what I just typed there are red lines under "wiht" and "Gmail" but not under "hte". I would love to be able to change "hte" back to a misspelled word so it has a red line under it and I can remedy the spelling. HELP!!!!

Asked by suceecee 4 years ago

Last reply by suceecee 4 years ago

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Spell Checker: Two Questions

Hello, 1) I'd like "i" (as a word) to be marked in red, and have "I" as a suggestion. 2) I've added "tooltip" to the personal dictionary. I'd like also "Tooltip" and "too… (read more)

Hello,

1) I'd like "i" (as a word) to be marked in red, and have "I" as a suggestion.

2) I've added "tooltip" to the personal dictionary. I'd like also "Tooltip" and "tooltips" to be evaluated as correct.


What do I need to change in the dic/aff files?

Thank you

Asked by Yaron 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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When typing a word it makes a noise and completes the word

When I typed altalthough, it completed the word while I was typing. You can see what happened to the word. It makes a noise when it does it, also. I've got the latest ver… (read more)

When I typed altalthough, it completed the word while I was typing. You can see what happened to the word. It makes a noise when it does it, also. I've got the latest version of FF for Win 10.

Asked by pocketlama 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Spellchecker problem (/questions/967628)

Firefox is not switching dictionaries. I have installed Finnish dictionary and Firefox is using only that now. If I right click and try to change dictionary to US or any … (read more)

Firefox is not switching dictionaries. I have installed Finnish dictionary and Firefox is using only that now. If I right click and try to change dictionary to US or any of the English dictionaries, it won't change it.

I have version 44.0 Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0.

Asked by kaaleppi 4 years ago

Last reply by kaaleppi 4 years ago

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Better integrated spell checker needed

This is more of a complaint than a question. The integrated spell checker in Firefox really, really sucks. It things that "Robert's" is different than "Robert" AND you ca… (read more)

This is more of a complaint than a question.

The integrated spell checker in Firefox really, really sucks. It things that "Robert's" is different than "Robert" AND you cannot add "Robert's" to the dictionary. It thinks "ROBERT" is different than "Robert."

GOOD spell checkers are case-insensitive when checking a word ("Robert" = "ROBERT" = "RObert" etc), they know what plurals and possessives are ("Robert's" is not a spelling error). I could go on.

The original "ABCspellcheck" (?) addon was a much, much better spell checker.

Asked by Tecknomage 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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spell checker language selector not working

The Language selector menu from the right-click menu does not select the chosen language to use for spell checking. I have only 1 dictionary installed, the British englis… (read more)

The Language selector menu from the right-click menu does not select the chosen language to use for spell checking.

I have only 1 dictionary installed, the British english dictionary, but both United kingdom and United states appear in the language menu. Selecting either of these does not work, there's no checkmark or anything next to the selected language. The spell checker works except for US/GB word spelling differences.

This started a few months ago and despite having all updates and even trying a new profile nothing seems to get the language selector to work.

Asked by shadowwraith 4 years ago

Answered by shadowwraith 4 years ago