Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Archived

Is there a Firefox addon to autocorrect the text you type in a web page?

My question is whether there is an addon to auto correct the misspelled words written in a web page (i.e., in the composer box of Gmail,...). As a reference, Thunderbird … (read more)

My question is whether there is an addon to auto correct the misspelled words written in a web page (i.e., in the composer box of Gmail,...). As a reference, Thunderbird has the the addon "mms Auto Correct" to do that.

Note: I am aware that Firefox has a spell checker that marks the misspelled words according with the installed dictionaries. What I need is to automatically correct them.

Asked by franpena 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

  • Archived

Spell Checker - a company named as Bankruptcy as a suggestion.

Hi, Its a suggestion from my end, I would request to please add the company into your database dictionary. While I recently went across the company "ThyssenKrupp", when … (read more)

Hi,

Its a suggestion from my end, I would request to please add the company into your database dictionary.

While I recently went across the company "ThyssenKrupp", when it was typed in the word as a suggestion is being shown as "Bankruptcy". Could you please add company into your database dictionary.  I do know it can be added into the dictionary by myself, but feels such suggestions shouldn't be appearing. 

A picture has been attached too.

Its only a mere a suggestion.

Asked by sanjurk 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

  • Archived

Dutch spelling check not taking into account contractions of words belonging together

In English words have to be separated by spaces even if you use them together as composite concept. For example the concept "spelling check" is a composition of spelling … (read more)

In English words have to be separated by spaces even if you use them together as composite concept. For example the concept "spelling check" is a composition of spelling and check. In Dutch those words should be spelled without space: "tekstcontrole" is correct, "tekst controle" isn't. The Firefox spell check is only recognizing the separate words (tekst and controle) and is underlining the contraction (tekstcontrole) as incorrect when in fact only the latter is correct. This is not an exception, in fact most sentences have such words, so using the Firefox spelling check in Dutch always results in lots of red lines.

Asked by JorisWillems 4 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 4 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

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

  • Archived

The spell checker on Firefox tells me that my US spelling (with a US setting) is incorrect with British alternatives.

The spell checker on Firefox tells me that my US spelling (with a US setting) is incorrect with British alternatives. If I type anything that has a different British spel… (read more)

The spell checker on Firefox tells me that my US spelling (with a US setting) is incorrect with British alternatives. If I type anything that has a different British spelling, the spell checker highlights the word. When I check for corrections, they are all British spellings of the same word. When I try to change the setting to see if it has become flipped, I can't get the menu of options. I'm using Ubuntu 16.10 on a HP Pavilion DV6500 with a full boot.

Asked by vanvonu 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

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

  • Solved
  • Archived

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

  • Solved
  • Archived

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

  • Archived

My autocorrect isn't working even after I clicked the boxes.

Incluso luego de seguir todos los pasos que encontré en el foro de ayuda, como dar click en la parte de configuraciones, de desinstalar y volver a instalar, o inclusive s… (read more)

Incluso luego de seguir todos los pasos que encontré en el foro de ayuda, como dar click en la parte de configuraciones, de desinstalar y volver a instalar, o inclusive sumar otro diccionario en la parte de lenguaje. Mi autocorrector no está funcionando.

Asked by sscchhnn 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

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

  • Archived

How to add new word in dictionary globally, to be recognized in spell-checker for everybody?

When users write our brand on various websites, forums etc..., many users misspell it. We would like to add that word in dictionary, to be available for everyone and spel… (read more)

When users write our brand on various websites, forums etc..., many users misspell it. We would like to add that word in dictionary, to be available for everyone and spell checker to suggest the right word. Is that possible?

Asked by verus 2 years ago

Last reply by Mkll 2 years ago

  • Archived

My added words are not suggested on the dicctionary.

Hi, according to that article ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker#w_correcting-misspelled-words ) "Note: Added words apply to all yo… (read more)

Hi, according to that article ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker#w_correcting-misspelled-words ) "Note: Added words apply to all your dictionaries." But if I add let's say "Cronocrímenes" and then I write "Cronocrimenes" after adding it to my dic., if I right click the first, correct spell, it is not suggested. Is it normal?

I want to know if there is some kind of addon that allows as in Chrome Internet check. S if I write an actor or director's name the wrong way, let's say "Hitchock", the addon tell me the correct way. Regards.

Asked by tipar 2 years ago

Last reply by Tonnes 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

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

  • Archived

The language "English/UK [en-gb]" has American spellings of some words

The language "English/UK [en-gb]" has American spellings of some words An example would be "criticised" which shows up as incorrect with a suggested spelling of "criticiz… (read more)

The language "English/UK [en-gb]" has American spellings of some words

An example would be "criticised" which shows up as incorrect with a suggested spelling of "criticized" which is not the British spelling of the word.

Asked by hhaddow 2 years ago

Last reply by iamjayakumars 2 years ago

  • Archived

How do I report missing words for the default dictionary?

It seems a bit rude to report this as a "bug" on bugtracker, and I suspect there is a different mechanism for discussing words for inclusion/exclusion in the default dict… (read more)

It seems a bit rude to report this as a "bug" on bugtracker, and I suspect there is a different mechanism for discussing words for inclusion/exclusion in the default dictionary. But my google fu is failing me in this instance. At any rate, "unbeknownst" is not considered valid by the dictionary in my 58.0.2 Firefox build (on Ubuntu if that makes any difference). Seems to be a valid adjective of "unbeknown" according to Merriam Webster. Please let me know where this should be reported/discussed.

Asked by Kirin 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

  • Archived

why won't the automatic spell checker work on gmail

I use gmail for work and I like to use the Firefox browser but a few weeks ago, the automatic spell checker stopped working and I don't know why. I have windows 10 on my… (read more)

I use gmail for work and I like to use the Firefox browser but a few weeks ago, the automatic spell checker stopped working and I don't know why. I have windows 10 on my pc. I know I can use the drop down arrow to check the spelling but I keep forgetting.

I've checked the language setting and spell checker is ticked.

Asked by SGYork 2 years ago

Last reply by SGYork 2 years ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

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