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Why does spell check not work in firefox?

Hello, I have been reading other posts about this but none of the solutions seem to work. I am using firefox 60.2 esr on linux. I have the British English dicitonary inst… (read more)

Hello,

I have been reading other posts about this but none of the solutions seem to work.

I am using firefox 60.2 esr on linux. I have the British English dicitonary installed and the English (gb) language pack, both enabled. I have the "check spelling as you type" box checked and yet there appears to be no spell check happening.

I have seen people say that you cna check it is enable in context, ie right clicking in a text box there should be a "check spelling" option wiht your languages underneath but I do not have that.

Am I missing anything?

Thanks, Matt

Asked by mtta 1 year ago

Last reply by mtta 1 year ago

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Google search/new tab Legitamate words are being underlined.

Facts: One month old laptop. I sync my Firefox. I have Google.com as my homepage. My new tab opens up a page that says Firefox (nothing underneath like on another compu… (read more)

Facts: One month old laptop. I sync my Firefox. I have Google.com as my homepage. My new tab opens up a page that says Firefox (nothing underneath like on another computer that, even after signing out of Firefox, now gets Pocket ads below the google search box,( never set up Pocket EXCEPT on this computer a couple of days ago), which does not get the ads underneath ..?) . Issue: Today, I suddenly started having words underlined as I typed in the search box, that are regularly used words, correctly spelled. Never have seen underling in the past. I can’t say for sure where I originally started the google search....whether awesome bar, search bar, or the a new tab, but what I can tell you, this is the address at the top of the google search page which I started having the issue. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1 ..... (address included more plus my search terms). Please also see the screenshot to see the layout of the page since it is different than a “new link page” ..in case that means something. What could it be that is causing this to happen? *please see final note below .....just an fyi, not necessary for above issue, but don’t mind reading and , if it means something to someone as an over all reason for all my problems ...For the past week (some issues longer) I have been having so many weird little problems and I am very confused as to the cause, whether it is Firefox, or the website visited, Internet service provider (AT&T) .... do I have a bad add-on, or virus, or compromised network, (or new laptop, though in following issue, wouldn’t make sense)? An example of another issue: When on Costco.com website I cannot see "reviews" when I click on them. AND, I checked both other browsers and other computers and browsers and CANNOT see it on any of the others so NOT a problem with Firefox. But talked to Costco and they said they can see the reviews when clicked on it) (and yes, cleared cache and cookies on all) I just wanted to add this in case all these different issues mean there is some other type of problem that covers ALL my issues.. (I wish, but I doubt). Thanks for your help.

  • Well, now that I have written this and added the screenshot....I cannot duplicate the problem. Could it have been a temporary Firefox issue?

Asked by aFind 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Spell Check Just Does NOT Work Anymore

Auto Spell check does NOT work any more: (1) Its enabled in settings (2) I downloaded latest Engish (British) dictionary (3) I also tried English (US) dictionary (4) I ha… (read more)

Auto Spell check does NOT work any more:

(1) Its enabled in settings

(2) I downloaded latest Engish (British) dictionary

(3) I also tried English (US) dictionary

(4) I have latest Firefox version installed

(5) I tried safe mode

(6) I tried resetting Firefix and re-enabled auto spell check in options

It does NOT work

Asked by paul121 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Despite my having it as a selected option in Firefox, the Firefox spell checker does not work in Word Press. Why?

I keep finding, and being given advice, that if I select the spell-check as you type option in Firefox options, I will get my text spell-checked in WordPress. But it just… (read more)

I keep finding, and being given advice, that if I select the spell-check as you type option in Firefox options, I will get my text spell-checked in WordPress. But it just aint so! What is the problem between Firefox's spell checker and WordPress? Even WordPress says my browser spell-checker should work, but it doesn't and never has! Help....

Asked by ncvit 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

What can I do to compensate for the terrible spell check ability of Firefox/Thunderbird

I use mostly Chrome browser but it's such a resource, memory and storage hog I've been using FF more. However, while spell check technically works, it's simply terrible … (read more)

I use mostly Chrome browser but it's such a resource, memory and storage hog I've been using FF more. However, while spell check technically works, it's simply terrible and frustrating to use. With Chrome, I hardly had to add words to my dictionary while with FF/TB many essential basic words are flagged.

I read some other posts where FF flags most words, that's not my gripe. The dictionary is pathetic. I can't even find any add-ons/extensions that provide a greater vocabulary.

Are there some tips and tricks besides adding words one can use here?

Asked by Confused_is_me 2 months ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 2 months ago

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Spellchecker not working (it's switched on and I have a dictionary)

I can't get spellcheck to work. I'm using Firefox on a Mac. This is true even when using a box with multiple lines. I have ticked the box in preferences that says Check … (read more)

I can't get spellcheck to work. I'm using Firefox on a Mac. This is true even when using a box with multiple lines.

I have ticked the box in preferences that says Check your spelling as you type. I have a language chosen - English (United Kingdom). I tried installing a different dictionary in Add-ons, but it made no difference.

I've gone into about:config and adjusted the settings in layout.spellcheckDefault and checked services.sync.prefs.sync.layout.spellcheckDefault, which made no difference.

I've read posts that say to right click and look at the dictionaries, but this doesn't work for me (could be because I'm using a Mac). Same with pressing Control.

Any thoughts?

Asked by tatew1 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

Spell checker used to highlight the misspelled words and now it does not.

Spell checker used to highlight the misspelled words and now it does not. I have a friend that has macular degeneration and windows 7 when doing email on Comcast with Fir… (read more)

Spell checker used to highlight the misspelled words and now it does not. I have a friend that has macular degeneration and windows 7 when doing email on Comcast with Firefox it used to highlight miss spelled words now it just has the red wavy line. Which she can not see. Can some help me help her? we don't think she could get around windows 10 and she is in her late 70's.

Thank you for any help.

Asked by onewayonsite 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago