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Facebook on Firefox won't spell check, even though the setting is active on the browser

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Hi, I have the 'check my spelling as I type' ticked under advanced settings in Firefox browser... but the words are not being spell checked when I use Facebook. Any idea how to get it working? Kind regards Josh

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You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages submenu. At least one dictionary should be installed and have a check mark to indicate that it is selected.

  • Open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.

The spelling checker is enabled if [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu has a checkmark.

It is possible that the website is disabling the Firefox spelling checker. Try to toggle "Check Spelling" off/on in the right-click context menu to see if that helps.

You can enable or disable spell checking globally:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"

You can look here for dictionaries:

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Is it just with Facebook?

Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the Be Careful button. At the top of the screen is a search bar.

Type: layout.spellcheckDefault Its values are; 0 Spell Checker Off 1 Check Only Multi-Line Input Boxes. 2 Check Multi And Single Line Input Boxes.

Also, check the spellchecker.dictionary entry.

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Chosen Solution

You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages submenu. At least one dictionary should be installed and have a check mark to indicate that it is selected.

  • Open the "Add Dictionaries" link to install a dictionary if you do not have one.

The spelling checker is enabled if [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu has a checkmark.

It is possible that the website is disabling the Firefox spelling checker. Try to toggle "Check Spelling" off/on in the right-click context menu to see if that helps.

You can enable or disable spell checking globally:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"

You can look here for dictionaries: