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Spell check sometimes not working or is very delayed

Spell check has long been a problem for me. It sometimes works, but most of the time it is not working, or is delayed by several minutes. The option to do spell checkin… (read more)

Spell check has long been a problem for me. It sometimes works, but most of the time it is not working, or is delayed by several minutes. The option to do spell checking is on. And the fact that it sometimes works indicates that the dictionary is present. This problems has been present for several releases. I am currently on 80.0.1

I know that before computers were common, a typist really strove to be accurate. But now you go for speed, and not accuracy at all. So, my messages tend to have a lot of errors. I cringe when I think of how many messages I typed before I realized that spell check was only occasionally working.

My work-around is to type what I need into my word processor, and then copy/paste into the web site where I want the text.

Asked by jdunfee12 2 months ago

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Spell check not working

Spell checking doesn't seem to be working in form text inputs, both single and multi-line. I have my language set to English (United Kingdom) and I've also tried setting … (read more)

Spell checking doesn't seem to be working in form text inputs, both single and multi-line. I have my language set to English (United Kingdom) and I've also tried setting layout.spellcheckDefault to 2.

When I right click over such a form text input, the context menu has no mention of spelling or languages. I'm in a corporate environment so it's possible they're doing something with the config?

Asked by Geoff 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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My spell check sees almost everything as wrong.

A picture is worth a thousand words. What i can't screenshot is the suggestions for the correct word, which appear to be from a language other than English. However, as … (read more)

A picture is worth a thousand words. What i can't screenshot is the suggestions for the correct word, which appear to be from a language other than English.

However, as typing here, the problem seems to have gone away. It appears the problem might be FB or something in some way FB connected. Containers perhaps?

Asked by office117 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Since 71 upgrade Spellcheck correction has stopped working. Misspelt words are underlined in wiggly red but right-click doesn't offer options to correct or add

Running Win10 64. Also right-click not showing paste option on many input fields, such as this text box. This problem only in FF, works fine in other apps, Windows Explo… (read more)

Running Win10 64.

Also right-click not showing paste option on many input fields, such as this text box. This problem only in FF, works fine in other apps, Windows Explorer, Edge etc.

Asked by warpc0il 11 months ago

Answered by warpc0il 11 months ago

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Why does Firefox refuse to spell check in another language?

Hi, I'm trying to use Firefox to spell check a text written in British English. But as the attached animated gif shows (it can also be viewed online at https://i.imgur.co… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to use Firefox to spell check a text written in British English. But as the attached animated gif shows (it can also be viewed online at https://i.imgur.com/9QLMUfE.gif), Firefox refuses to spell check. I add the right dictionary, I check the add-ons, and I check the languages for spell checking, but it still doesn't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by ColeMitchell 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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spell checker context menu resets after exiting Firefox

Every time i shutdown Firefox and reopen it the spell checker has to be re-enabled in the context menu. I have uninstalled and deleted the Mozilla folder from appdata and… (read more)

Every time i shutdown Firefox and reopen it the spell checker has to be re-enabled in the context menu. I have uninstalled and deleted the Mozilla folder from appdata and re-installed, but the issue persists. On 63.0.1 Quantum.

Asked by vermillion 2 years ago

Answered by vermillion 2 years ago

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Twitter Spell Checker not working

When I link to Twitter from a website in Firefox I get presented with a pop-up window "Share a link with your followers ". The spellchecker doesn't work in Firefox 62.00… (read more)

When I link to Twitter from a website in Firefox I get presented with a pop-up window "Share a link with your followers ". The spellchecker doesn't work in Firefox 62.00 (Windows 10), but works perfectly under Google Chrome.

Can anyone help?

thanks

Asked by Mildred PC 2 years ago

Answered by Mildred PC 2 years ago

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Spell checking does not work in Firefox Developer Edition. How can I fix this?

When I am entering text into a text box (for example a textarea html tag) with Firefox Developer Edition 61.0b2 (64-bit), and many previous versions, every single word is… (read more)

When I am entering text into a text box (for example a textarea html tag) with Firefox Developer Edition 61.0b2 (64-bit), and many previous versions, every single word is underlined as red. When I right click and select the language, US English is the only option. To begin to debug this I started firefox in safe mode from the command line. The first time I place my cursor in a text box, the following appears in my terminal:

error: file:///usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/dictionaries/en_US.aff: cannot open

error: file:///usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/dictionaries/en_US.dic: cannot open

error: file:///usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/dictionaries/en_US.aff: cannot open


This seems like something one might expect to see considering the the spell checking problem. However, if I run: "ls -l /usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/dictionaries/" on my system I get the following:

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3090 May 9 23:34 en_US.aff

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 545233 May 9 23:34 en_US.dic


So the dictionary files are definitely there. Furthermore I have opened them to make sure they are populated with the words from the English language.

To remedy the issue I have tried "resetting" firefox so that I have a new profile, but this did nothing. Interestingly enough, when I run the non-developer edition of firefox, the spell checking works as expected.

How can I go about fixing this issue?

Asked by mioln 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Installed dictionary not showing in options for spelling check

I have installed the English language dictionary Add-on in firefox. However when I right click and try to select English in Languages the English dictionary does not show… (read more)

I have installed the English language dictionary Add-on in firefox. However when I right click and try to select English in Languages the English dictionary does not show as an option. Only my native (Dutch) language.

Asked by NinovandenBroek1 2 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 2 years ago

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windows 10 suggested text problem

Hello, The problem I have is that if I misspell a word instead of replacing it the replacement is added to the text or if you hit spacebar to start the next word the sugg… (read more)

Hello,

The problem I have is that if I misspell a word instead of replacing it the replacement is added to the text or if you hit spacebar to start the next word the suggestion is added giving you a duplicate. Chrome works with it just fine as well as Libre Office, the Facebook for Windows app (of course) and other desktop (non "Windows 10" apps). please see the screenshots attached.

You'll see the word jupiter is suggested to the capitalized. I hit the space bar and when the suggestion is handed to Firefox it appends it instead of replacing the word that needs correction or completed.

In this sentence I'll select a suggestion to complete a word that I am typing, here: constconstruction (see attached images)

Is this something you guys can fix?

Asked by jdelano 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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The webbrowser doesn't work when I type english. Help

For some reason, when I type english in the browser, I'm a Dane, most words get the red line under, and wants to be a Danish word instead. This is very annyoing as I writ… (read more)

For some reason, when I type english in the browser, I'm a Dane, most words get the red line under, and wants to be a Danish word instead. This is very annyoing as I write in english most of the time, it works fine on my stationary, but is a problem on my laptop, which I use in my schooltime.

Asked by Fluffking 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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How to disable "Check Spelling" forever?

I absolutely hate it. It reappears each time I load a page with text box. Please fix it. I never want spell checking, since it thinks special use words are a misspelling.… (read more)

I absolutely hate it. It reappears each time I load a page with text box. Please fix it. I never want spell checking, since it thinks special use words are a misspelling.

Asked by PiotrGrochowski 3 years ago

Answered by Zachary_ 3 years ago

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How to enable a spell checker to work on all web pages in firefox

i reinstalled firefox and now the spell checker dosent work, ive tried, checking the "check my spelling" box in the options menu, that didnt work. ive tried right clicki… (read more)

i reinstalled firefox and now the spell checker dosent work,

ive tried, checking the "check my spelling" box in the options menu, that didnt work.

ive tried right clicking on a text field and ther is no option for "check my spelling"

and ive tried changing the "layout.spellcheckDefault" value to 1 and 2, no joy....anyone else had this scenario happen to them?

oh and appologies for any missspelt words in this question but im sure u can understanb. cheers

Asked by gsc316 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Spelling check isn't happening although I ticked it in the settings, and I have installed the dictionaries of the languages I use.

I have read all related post and tried the suggested solutions but didn't manage to solve the issue. In fact when I right-click in any text box containing more than one … (read more)

I have read all related post and tried the suggested solutions but didn't manage to solve the issue. In fact when I right-click in any text box containing more than one line, the menu doesn't even list the choice "check spelling", as explained here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker

I just installed Firefox (53.0.3) and I'm on Windows 10.

I am a linguist and I am coming back to Mozilla because, from previous experiences, it handles several languages much better than other browsers! Provided that I manage to activtae the language management option...... so thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by AudeDL 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago

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spell checker does not work

Ever since installing (about 1 week ago, FF 49.0.1) and despite the fact that under Preverences>>Advanced >> General >> Check my spelling as I type the … (read more)

Ever since installing (about 1 week ago, FF 49.0.1) and despite the fact that under Preverences>>Advanced >> General >> Check my spelling as I type the item is checked correctly and a second way of achieving same via about:config (layout.spellcheckDefault) displays the correct value (1), the spellchecker refuses to work at all. Any remedies?

Asked by kpfuser 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 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

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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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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