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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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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 3 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 3 years ago

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Spell check not working so well

I have noticed that Firefox spell check sometimes doesn't detect simple mistakes that you would think it would be easier for it to suggest the right word. Examples: "Mist… (read more)

I have noticed that Firefox spell check sometimes doesn't detect simple mistakes that you would think it would be easier for it to suggest the right word.

Examples:

"Mistery" it suggests Mister, Mister y, Misery, Misters and Mastery but it doesn't suggest Mystery

also in words like

"Dissapear" it just suggests Dispensary and no Disappear

Is there anything that needs to be fixed on the way the spell check works or what?

Asked by A2020 2 years ago

Last reply by Tonnes 2 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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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 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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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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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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

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"Check spelling as I type" spell checker/autocorrect not working

I've had Firefox installed for months, but this weekend the spell checker/auto correct (red squiggly lines under the words I spell wrong), has stopped working. I haven't … (read more)

I've had Firefox installed for months, but this weekend the spell checker/auto correct (red squiggly lines under the words I spell wrong), has stopped working. I haven't installed any new plugins/add ons or changed anything in Firefox.

I've even completely re-installed Firefox this morning in the hope to solve the problem - no luck.

I'm on Mac OSX High Sierra (10.13.6).

The tick box to check my spelling as I type is checked.

Screenshot shows I have my correct language selected.

I'm all out of ideas - please help :D

Asked by linziloop 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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63.0.3 (64-bit) Spell checker not working

Using FF 63.0.3 (64-bit) Last few days Spell Checker hasn't worked on any pages. "As you type" selected & both English dictionaries available. Tried both English (U… (read more)

Using FF 63.0.3 (64-bit)

Last few days Spell Checker hasn't worked on any pages. "As you type" selected & both English dictionaries available. Tried both English (United Kingdom) [en-gb] and English [en] Sites such as Facebook etc auto correct works fine when using Opera (for example) but I prefer FF

Asked by MarkPB 1 year ago

Last reply by sarah333 1 year 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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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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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

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Spell check does NOT function

Dear Sir/Madam, Good evening. The link you provided to my earlier query did not answer my question. Your instructions state that 'Firefox automatically checks the spellin… (read more)

Dear Sir/Madam,

Good evening.

The link you provided to my earlier query did not answer my question. Your instructions state that 'Firefox automatically checks the spelling of words that you enter...' spell check does not function automatically for me (on my PC with W10) and there is no explanation as to how to make it work? Although my computer shows FF as being my default browser, maybe there is a problem here and this is not actually the case? Perhaps the automatic spell check only works if FF has been correctly set as default browser?

Please help me confirm that FF is my default browser and more importantly to get the spell check operational.

With thanks, Anthony

Asked by antmar 4 years ago

Last reply by James 3 years ago

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Why does firefox keep highlighting English words as wrongly spelt?

I've installed the British English Dictionary and Language pack. They are confirmed as active in Add-on Manager. Using the latest version of Firefox at present. Version 6… (read more)

I've installed the British English Dictionary and Language pack. They are confirmed as active in Add-on Manager. Using the latest version of Firefox at present. Version 61.0. Checking for updates from About finds no newer version.

Yet, still Firefox insists on trying to make everything American English. How can I stop it doing that?

Is the only way to completely remove it and start again from the beginning?

Windows 10.

Asked by alowe 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

Spell check not working

Hi, I've read through the other questions and none seem to solve my problem. I cannot get spell check to work. • I have a dictionary installed (British - Marco Pinto) • … (read more)

Hi, I've read through the other questions and none seem to solve my problem.

I cannot get spell check to work. • I have a dictionary installed (British - Marco Pinto) • I have the English GB language pack. • I've checked config settings and it is marked as true • I have the tick box enabled in settings under Language.

When I right click on text I do not get the language option or Check spelling option. I've tried disabling, re-enabling. Uninstalling and re-installing with no luck.. :(

Asked by sophiemayking 3 months ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 3 months 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