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My Firefox spellchecker doesn't seem to be working; in fact I'm not sure it exists. I have a hotmail account and when I try and use the hotmail spellcheck I get a message to say that I'm using a browser with a built-in spellcheck. Where on earth do I find

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My firefox spellcheck doesn't seem to be working; that's assuming it exists at all.For example when I misspell a word when composing an email, using hotmail and I try to correct it using hotmail's spellcheck, I get a message saying that I'm using a browser that has it's own inbuilt spellcheck. If it's inbuilt how on earth do I find it?

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Every time Firefox opened

== As far as I'm aware, always

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You need to install a spell check dictionary, only the en-US version comes with a dictionary.

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You need to install a spell check dictionary, only the en-US version comes with a dictionary.

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Unfortunately when I tried to install the suggested add-on, Firefox prevented this with a warning about only downloading from sources you trust etc etc.

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That's just the standard notice when you install an addon from the AMO web site.

Wasn't the Install Now button active? Sometimes you have to wait for up to 4 seconds for that button to be active - IOW, not greyed-out.

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Thanks ed-meister. I followed your advice and the spellcheck is now installed and working just fine. Kind regards,

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in latest 4.0b4pre, when I installed and enabled the English - Greek Spelling dictionary I've noticed that the default spell-checking option was disabled in the right-click menu on text areas. Enabling it in one text box doesn't enable it by default.

My settings in about:config are:

extensions.spellcheck.inline.max-misspellings 500

layout.spellcheckDefault 1 (Enable spellchecker for multi-line controls according to

spellchecker.dictionary en-US (the English - Greek is defined as such)

Is this a known bug in 4.x?

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excellent thanks for posting this solution.