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Spellcheck Acting Strange

Hello. I'm experiencing some strangeness with the spellcheck on Firefox and would like to know if anyone can help. I often seem to mistype "don't" as "don;t." Same with "… (read more)

Hello.

I'm experiencing some strangeness with the spellcheck on Firefox and would like to know if anyone can help.

I often seem to mistype "don't" as "don;t." Same with "won't." Firefox does not mark these as incorrect. But if I type "shouldn;t" or "couldn;t" I get a red underline.

Is there something I can edit to get those words with a semicolon to be marked as misspelled?

I'm using FF 91 on Win 7. But it's been this way for a long time, many different versions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by boyodiguwu 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Spell Check Not Working

layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1 The "check your spelling as you type" check box is checked. I have an English (GB) language pack add on installed. When I left right … (read more)

layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1 The "check your spelling as you type" check box is checked. I have an English (GB) language pack add on installed. When I left right click in a multiline text entry box, there's no option to select languages.

Asked by eugbug1 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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English language

I was changing my language setting in Firefox (only) from English (US) to English (UK)(the only other option was English-Canada) as I am in Australia and we use the Unite… (read more)

I was changing my language setting in Firefox (only) from English (US) to English (UK)(the only other option was English-Canada) as I am in Australia and we use the United Kingdom spelling anyway. Within Firefox itself (not emails or off site pages) it STILL insists that COLOUR is spelt wrong & it allows me to spell NITE (not day) incorrectly. i have an Oxford dictionary in front of me & can reference a WEBSTERS all day long. There are many, many countries that have English as their primary language, Ghana is one & some South Pacific Islands (now the French have buggered off) The Seychelles off Africa have English as their official language & you can bet 'they' would have odd spellings. So no English (Australian) that's why the word Galah doesn't even get a look in. A Galah, by the way, is a VERY common Australian bird & in anyone's language. I'm guessing there is NO American word for Cockatoo too. I will have to look that up in my Funk & Wagnalls. Funk & Wagnalls was an American publisher known for its reference works, including A Standard Dictionary of the English Language, and the Funk & Wagnalls Standard (reference Wikipedia). Well, well, not only Webster trying ton undermine (Bastardize) (its actually S not a Z) standard English but Fucken Wagnall was in on it too!

Anneeeway just a heads up. using Firefox Browser (64-bit) on a Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1) I guess support for Win7 will be gone soon anyway Microsoft will see to that.

Looking for a suitable LINUX replacement. Thanks, bye.

Asked by Gronk 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

Browser Dictionary Needs Some Real Help

Firefox's onboard spellchecker needs to go back to college, or probably high school! Every day I have several words with the dotted underline, telling me they're not wor… (read more)

Firefox's onboard spellchecker needs to go back to college, or probably high school! Every day I have several words with the dotted underline, telling me they're not words, or not spelled correctly. However, when checking the dictionary, I confirm that the spell-check feature is wrong, and I am correct! I don't want to disable it completely, as it does let me know when I've made a typo, which I can quickly correct, but it's a pain in the butt to keep having it say something's wrong with a word, and there's not... I honestly can't believe it can be that hard to use a source that's accurate, when it's something on everyone's screen that uses Firefox...

Asked by StevenCee 4 months ago

Last reply by StevenCee 3 months ago

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Spell checker doesnt work

I have two issues with spell checker. 1. It doesnt appear to work on some sites i.e Reddit or even this site as I type 2. When it does work, Google, I don't appear to get… (read more)

I have two issues with spell checker.

1. It doesnt appear to work on some sites i.e Reddit or even this site as I type

2. When it does work, Google, I don't appear to get an option to select the recommended word

  • I am using FF Version 82.0.3
  • Spell checker is enabled
  • Language pack is installed
  • layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1

Asked by spleecheckre 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Spellcheck not working, followed other articles i found still no effect

Hi I have enabled firefox to check my spelling and downloaded and enabled the english GB dictionary but spell check is still not working, i have also set layout.spellchec… (read more)

Hi

I have enabled firefox to check my spelling and downloaded and enabled the english GB dictionary but spell check is still not working, i have also set layout.spellcheckDefault to 2 as recommended and made sure the settings stick after a restart and still no progress. I can't even get the languages option to apear in the context menu for this post, (images attached)

Any ideas?

Asked by jacktamlyn25 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Answered by jdunfee12 1 year ago

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Spellcheck working on and off

I have the UK dictionary and language pack installed and on some websites the spellcheck works (like in this form!), but on outlook.office.com it behaves weirdly. When I … (read more)

I have the UK dictionary and language pack installed and on some websites the spellcheck works (like in this form!), but on outlook.office.com it behaves weirdly. When I just open an email it works briefly but then stops highlighting errors and the check spelling and dictionary selection disappear from the right-click menu.

This is bad because for professional emails, I need the spell checker...

I have attached images of examples when it works and when it doesn't.

Many thanks,

Rens

Asked by rdg90 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Spelling checker does not work at all in text area

Hi I have read all the solutions suggested for helping solve problem with spelling checker tried a fix but to no help. Here is the problem, when i right click the mouse t… (read more)

Hi

I have read all the solutions suggested for helping solve problem with spelling checker tried a fix but to no help.

Here is the problem, when i right click the mouse to get access to language for spell checking, I do not get the alternatives that include selection of language. This happens in the text area but not in the address area where I can see the option of selecting the language and hence even being able to spell check.

I have tried selecting the language in Outlook, gmail, creating a post in LinkedIn and elsewhere and all I get is nothing.

Incidentally, writing here was ok without any issues.

So, friends out there, please help me solve this one

kind regards

Edward

Asked by edsev 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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FF spellchecker dictionary periodically randomly switches to Australian

Firefox 70.0.1 on Mint Linux 19.2, though this has been going on for several months now with older versions of FF: Periodically, at unpredictable intervals, Firefox rever… (read more)

Firefox 70.0.1 on Mint Linux 19.2, though this has been going on for several months now with older versions of FF:

Periodically, at unpredictable intervals, Firefox reverts my choice of spellcheck dictionary (English US) to English Australian. In the FF Preferences i don't even have Australian as an option: i have only UK, US, and Canada. Nonetheless, now and then, FF will start marking the word "color" as misspelled, at which point i know that the dictionary has once again been swapped out. Right-clicking the misspelled word and selecting "Languages..." reveals that Australian is always, without exception, the one it's been switched to.

My system-wide language is US English. Nothing, on any of my systems, is configured to use Australian, so FF making this particular choice of dictionaries completely befuddles me.

The "troubleshooting information" which was automatically attached to this post confirms that i don't have Australian English activated in FF.

How do i keep FF from randomly switching dictionaries on me?

Asked by Stephan Beal 1 year ago

Last reply by Stephan Beal 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by warpc0il 1 year ago

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Spellcheck highlights through paragraph breaks

Dear support, The spellcheck hightlights two gramatticaly good and correct words (in Czech language), when a paragraph break is a divider: Source code (one line ends with… (read more)

Dear support,

The spellcheck hightlights two gramatticaly good and correct words (in Czech language), when a paragraph break is a divider:

Source code (one line ends with `</p>`, the other line begins with no tag): `Inspekční prohlídka</p> Nejpozději za`

Spellcheck error attached as a screenshot. I consider this a false (incorrect) behavior. The two words should not be highlighted (and they are not, when written next to each other with a space between them).

Asked by svj.svetova.523.1 1 year ago

Last reply by svj.svetova.523.1 1 year ago

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Spellcheck not working even though dictionary installed and enabled

Hi, I'm trying to get the en-GB dictionary to silently install (for network deployment) into firefox, I've got the dictionary xpi, it's file name is ID, and it's dropped … (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to get the en-GB dictionary to silently install (for network deployment) into firefox, I've got the dictionary xpi, it's file name is ID, and it's dropped into the extensions folder. Firefox detects it and after changing the autoenablescope setting, it is automatically enabled within FF. However it is not actually active and working as it should (no spellcheck or underlining). By installing through the normal add-ons page it does work, of course. But not when installed and activated the silent way.

Any help would be appreciated.

Chris

Asked by Synkrox 2 years ago

Last reply by ronny.jensen 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by sarah333 2 years 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 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 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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Hi, I try to find out how I can make Firefox detect the language that I am currently using and automatically adapt the spelling check.

Every time I write in another language I have to select the language I am writing in manually to not have everything underlined in red (if the spelling check is not in th… (read more)

Every time I write in another language I have to select the language I am writing in manually to not have everything underlined in red (if the spelling check is not in the corresponding language by chance). I remember I didn't have this problem when I used another browser in the past. Because I would like to continue using Firefox I am trying to solve this problem, but couldn't find a solution so far. Any tips are very welcome. Thanks a lot in advance.

Asked by Franzis 2 years ago

Last reply by Franzis 2 years ago