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Windows 10 Firefox 75.0 | Spellcheck not working despite enabling in settings + language pack installed

Good Evening, Many thanks in advance to anybody who may be of assistance in providing steps towards a resolution. Essentially with Firefox 75.0 on Windows 10 64 bit, F… (read more)

Good Evening,

Many thanks in advance to anybody who may be of assistance in providing steps towards a resolution.

Essentially with Firefox 75.0 on Windows 10 64 bit, Firefox seems to have a completely dysfunctional spell checker.

This is despite the spell check option for “check my spelling” being enabled in settings and a dictionary being installed.

The advanced options also on “spellcheckDefault pref” has selected Boolean as opposed to Number or String, for whatever difference this would make.

Additionally in other browsers on the same system, screenshot provided Chromium Edge Beta, spellchecker does work as expected.

Is this a Windows 10 wide issue, since on my work P.C [also Windows 10 64 bit] – this version running Firefox E.S.R - I experience the same issues with spell check despite, like on my home machine, having spell check enabled in settings and a dictionary installed.

Many thanks for any assistance which may be given.

EDIT: 28/04/2020, 17:30 GMT: Title changed to reflect what actually was installed | Original Question: "Windows 10 Firefox 75.0 | Spellcheck not working despite enabling in settings + Dictionary installed" - Dictionary not actually installed at time of asking.


____________________________________________________________________ Screenshots included [all on home machine]:

  • Firefox version
  • Lack of Firefox spell check functionality in practice [Bing Search Translate Box]
  • Chromium Edge Beta spell check functionality present [Bing Search Translate Box]
  • Advanced Settings – relating to spellcheck preferences
  • Settings for enabling spell check
  • Dictionary settings

Asked by i7howlrunner 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Glitchy/distorted text occasionally displays on websites

Recently (~2 days ago) I would be scrolling down a website and the text would glitch out into black/white/colorful squares. Now it happens randomly and I don't know what … (read more)

Recently (~2 days ago) I would be scrolling down a website and the text would glitch out into black/white/colorful squares. Now it happens randomly and I don't know what causes it. The glitch would follow as I scroll, and I could refresh the page or highlight portions of the text to get rid of the distortion. I have tried quitting out of Firefox, booting it in safe mode, and uninstall-reinstalling it. None of that has helped. Attached are screenshots of the glitch. It seems to be getting more frequent (?)

I did some system scans/diagnostics to check that it wasn't a hardware issue, and there's no problem on microsoft edge or other applications like discord/steam, so it seems to be a Firefox issue.

Asked by swang8868 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Server Connection Failed Error...

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error: Secure Connection Failed An e… (read more)

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com. Peer reports it experienced an internal error. Error code: SSL_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR_ALERT

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

I am on my Mac Pro, running OS 10.14.3. If I open listings on a Windows machine on the same internet connection, the pages load fine. The problem persists even after clearing the cache/cookies. I need to find out what is causing this, as I use eBay on a daily basis for work. If anyone has any ideas, your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

P.S. The only extensions I am using are UBlock Origin (pages do not load properly with it disabled, either), Facebook Purity, and New Tab override.

Asked by Brian 2 years ago

Answered by Brian 2 years ago

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How to isolate one instance of FirefoxCP Web Content on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro is running OS 11.0.1 and using Firefox 83.0. My battery runs down faster than it used to. Apple suggested checking the Activity monitor and I noticed sever… (read more)

My MacBook Pro is running OS 11.0.1 and using Firefox 83.0. My battery runs down faster than it used to. Apple suggested checking the Activity monitor and I noticed several instances of FirefoxCP Web Content. I have lots of tabs open. Most of them are using <1% of CPU, but one is about 50%. Is there any way to figure out what that is other than shutting down the tabs one at a time and watching the Activity Monitor?

Asked by jerryalevin 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load f… (read more)

In the last week I've continually had the error message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR appearing in place of various websites. There's no consistency - one day a website can load fine, the next I get the error message, the next day it'll load fine again. And the problem seems to be getting worse... It's driving me mad! Please help!

Asked by simhort 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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On screen Keyboard not working.

On screen keyboard not working when using Firefox. It will work with MS Edge, but not Firefox. It flashes then disappears quickly when in Firefox. It worked previously… (read more)

On screen keyboard not working when using Firefox. It will work with MS Edge, but not Firefox. It flashes then disappears quickly when in Firefox. It worked previously, but a few months ago it quit working.

Asked by Ron 12 months ago

Answered by alex_mayorga 12 months ago

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Drop down lists not working

Recently I have noticed that where there are drop down lists on websites I visit the drop down function no longer works properly if I am using the Firefox browser. If I c… (read more)

Recently I have noticed that where there are drop down lists on websites I visit the drop down function no longer works properly if I am using the Firefox browser. If I click on the arrow in a drop down list box the list briefly appears then disappears almost immediately making impossible to select an option from that list. I don't have this problem if I use any other browser like Safari and the drop down list function used to work on Firefox, so presumably this is a bug unless there is something in preferences that needs changing. I am using v88.0.1 on mac OS Sierra 10.12.6. Any help wud be appreciated

Asked by gary.mitchell 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Geolocation not working

Hi, Geolocation doesn't seem to work on Firefox for me. I can't use Google Maps or other location-based services even after giving permissions. I found this post: https:/… (read more)

Hi,

Geolocation doesn't seem to work on Firefox for me. I can't use Google Maps or other location-based services even after giving permissions.

I found this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1282004#answer-1297537

I got the following results:

https://browserleaks.com/geo - I get "POSITION_UNAVAILABLE" https://bestvpn.org/html5demos/geo/ - "failed" https://www.iplocation.net/find-ip-address - correctly gives New York, New York, the location of my VPN's proxy

I also copied the following from 'about:config':

Application Basics


Name: Firefox Version: 78.0.1 Build ID: 20200701193652 Distribution ID: archlinux User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0 OS: Linux 5.7.7-arch1-1 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Enabled by default Remote Processes: 8 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by mostlyaspambox 1 year ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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After downloading and starting Firefox, I get an error message that says "A copy of Firefox is already open. only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." The thing is I don't have another copy open.

After downloading and starting Firefox, I get an error message that says "A copy of Firefox is already open. only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." The thing is… (read more)

After downloading and starting Firefox, I get an error message that says "A copy of Firefox is already open. only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." The thing is I don't have another copy running.

Asked by krich377 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Fire Fox is really slow to start

Hello my number 1 browser community. I have a problem with fire fox starting super slow. I use firefox nightly(i love it!) but i tried all the stuff in the solutions area… (read more)

Hello my number 1 browser community. I have a problem with fire fox starting super slow. I use firefox nightly(i love it!) but i tried all the stuff in the solutions area for fixing slow start up but none of them help. I always use only 2 add ons and they are the same add ons i have been using for years. i have had this problem for like almost 2 years and i dont know what to do. i tried re-installing, refreshing, clearing cache, safe mode but nothing fixes it. The 2 add ons i use is ublock origin and https everywhere, please help me guys cause sometimes it takes up to even 4 mins for firefox to start.

Asked by miggz 9 months ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 9 months ago

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Firefox can't connect to internet while Edge, Chrome and Edge can

I have three non-administrative accounts on my Windows 10 Pro (version 1903, OS build 18362.535) computer that I will refer to as Pu, Org, and Ma. Currently Firefox 71.0 … (read more)

I have three non-administrative accounts on my Windows 10 Pro (version 1903, OS build 18362.535) computer that I will refer to as Pu, Org, and Ma. Currently Firefox 71.0 cannot connect to the internet in any of them. Opera can connect in both Org and Ma accounts but not the Pu account . I have used Firefox and Opera without any issues for the past few months.

CHRONOLOGY Late last week Firefox and Opera could not connect from either Pu or Org while Chrome and Edge could. Removing Firefox and Opera from the list of allowed programs in Zone Alarm, cold booting and adding them to Zone Alarm did not work. I upgraded Opera from 65.0.3467.62 to 65.0.3467.72 I executed netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset As a result Opera can connect to the internet from Ma but no longer can connect from Pu. After uninstalling Adobe Flash Player Opera was able to connect from Ma.

Asked by KnowledgeSeeker 2 years ago

Answered by KnowledgeSeeker 2 years ago

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screen of videos keeps pausing if played in background / different tab

When playing a video in background / different tab, the picture (screen) freezes after a few seconds, while sound still going on. It can be resolved by moving over the v… (read more)

When playing a video in background / different tab, the picture (screen) freezes after a few seconds, while sound still going on. It can be resolved by moving over the video picture with mouse cursor again, but it is nagging... Any idea what causes this? I noticed it in Youtube, but also Facebook videos...

Asked by jablka 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED

Hi, Could you please help me??? Since i uninstall Flash player in January, i have a lot issue to watch a video on Mozilla! For a lot of website (facebook included) the v… (read more)

Hi,

Could you please help me???

Since i uninstall Flash player in January, i have a lot issue to watch a video on Mozilla! For a lot of website (facebook included) the video doesn't load. On Youtube i can watch a video but not the lives. Also I had few time this error message : MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED

I already tried to uninstall Firefox and install again.

BTW i'm on Windows 10, not on Linux.

Asked by toms_666 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Firefox had a problem and crashed. We'll try to restore your tabs and windows when it restarts.

Every time I try and open Firefox, I get this message: "Firefox had a problem and crashed. We'll try to restore your tabs and windows when it restarts." My 5 most recent … (read more)

Every time I try and open Firefox, I get this message: "Firefox had a problem and crashed. We'll try to restore your tabs and windows when it restarts." My 5 most recent Crash ID reports are: Crash ID: bp-70d3bba3-f7fb-471e-8bf7-490530200321 Crash ID: bp-89a33d0a-668d-49fa-b998-48eb00200321 Crash ID: bp-01caf4af-c3c6-47f7-a60b-549090200321 Crash ID: bp-921919bc-d481-4df4-8364-759a40200321 Crash ID: bp-4f5c9ee2-8bb0-45b6-9078-919d60200321

Asked by yellowblossomm 1 year ago

Answered by yellowblossomm 1 year ago

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Lost closed browser window (probs. History problem)

Hi. I love Firefox specifically because it lets me use Ctrl+Shift+N, i.e. reopen a closed window. I have this one window with several pinned tabs (Facebook etc.) and a fe… (read more)

Hi.

I love Firefox specifically because it lets me use Ctrl+Shift+N, i.e. reopen a closed window. I have this one window with several pinned tabs (Facebook etc.) and a few other open tabs (some reseach, YouTube etc.) where I keep things that I need to return to. I essentially NEVER close this window without reopening it, because it has the most important things I need. Sometimes I open a second/third window to work in (I had an online exam the other day, so I opened that and my materials in a separate window, so I can cycle through them more easily).

When I open this second window, sometimes I close my main window (it has quite a few tabs so it slows Firefox down). I then always reopen it using Ctrl+Shift+N and never had a problem. Well, I closed it now (then opened one or two other new windows), but when I wanted to reopen my main window back up, it just refused to. It's gone from "recently closed windows". Interestingly enough, at least two other windows I closed BEFORE it (one from yesterday, that I did unrelated googling in; the other was closed a couple minutes before the main window, it was an emoticon set that pops up from one forum) were possible to reopen, but not my main window. Now I can reopen just 3 windows, and I don't understand where they are (there used to be up to ~10 or so).

I want to know why I was able to reopen windows I closed long ago, but not the most recent one, and whether there is a way to fix this and get the main window back. I have effectively lost ~40 tabs that I had open (some research articles, pinned social media, some stuff I wanted to read etc.) that I can't even reopen unless I find them through my History (and hoo boy, that'd take a while).

Thanks for any info. Have a nice day.


SOLVED - EDIT: The amount of windows that can be reopened can be fixed as mentioned below. Lost window probably cannot be restored, sadly. EDIT 2: Actually it can be restored! See the answer to find out how. Both these lovely people gave me answers to my questions, kudos to both of them.

Asked by janmichaelkormanik 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Font wanted isn't the font that's displayed in Linux Ubuntu.

TL/DR: See the image. ;) I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Xubuntu flavor), using Firefox 79.0, working on a web site. I'm coding specifically for Arial... and it's returning Times … (read more)

TL/DR: See the image. ;)

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Xubuntu flavor), using Firefox 79.0, working on a web site. I'm coding specifically for Arial... and it's returning Times New Roman.

I have Arial installed, via the ttf-mscorefonts package and also adding them from a Win10 box.

Please, no "But you should do 'font-family: Arial, Veranda, sans-serif'" dismissive answers. Why? Because if I do "font-family: Arial, Veranda" I still get Times New Roman. I can even substitute "Pulsar Beta" here (a font that is installed to my local account) and it still gives me Times New Roman.

If I do "font-family: sans-serif" I get Veranda, not Arial... which is odd because Arial is my default font.

Doing "font-family: Veranda" gets my Times New Roman.

Chrome doesn't have this issue!

As a picture is worth a thousand words, see the pic.

What can I do? I did see some bugs that were fixed in v56, but none of the debugging tips help there.

Asked by STrRedWolf 1 year ago

Answered by STrRedWolf 1 year ago

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Firefox completely resets when quit (Preferences, web information, bookmarks, history, etc.)

I use firefox on Mac OS 10.14.6. Every time I quit firefox (Stopping the program, not simply closing all windows) everything is reset to defaults. For all intents and pur… (read more)

I use firefox on Mac OS 10.14.6. Every time I quit firefox (Stopping the program, not simply closing all windows) everything is reset to defaults. For all intents and purposes, it's as though I deleted and re-installed firefox every time I quit out of it. Bookmarks are removed, and any default bookmarks I removed are re-instated. It also opens up the set-up and privacy web pages that it does for the first time when you open it. None of the preference files are locked, it's set to remember history and I'm not permanently in private browsing, it's not even supposed to delete cookies. It's been like this since the moment I installed it; refreshing firefox changes nothing, uninstalling and reinstalling it also changes nothing. The only thing that stays the same is that my computer keeps firefox as my default browser.

Asked by lotknockmc 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox not loading Google Fonts on a Mac

Hi everyone. I'm experiencing problems with Firefox. It's not loading Google Fonts. I'm on a MacBook Pro 2015, latest Catalina Mac OS, latest Firefox 77.0.1. My particu… (read more)

Hi everyone.

I'm experiencing problems with Firefox. It's not loading Google Fonts. I'm on a MacBook Pro 2015, latest Catalina Mac OS, latest Firefox 77.0.1.

My particular problem regards "Amatic SC" Google Font: link text

but not only this one. Other fonts are not loading properly either. Here is a jsfiddle I created with a simple code to test it on other platforms:

link text

I tested it on Firefox on Windows 10, Windows 7 as well as on Chrome, Safari and Opera for Mac. All load and display Amatic SC font properly, but Firefox on a Mac is not doing it.

Instead loading Amaric SC, Firefox is showing default Apple Chancery font.

I tried clearing cache, reinstalling, non of it works.

Please help me to figure this out. Thanks

Asked by waveman777 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago