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Spellcheck

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I have the following box checked in Firefox and Thunderbird but spellcheck does not work.

"Check your spelling as you type"

I have tried everything that I can think of. It used to work but and update apparently disabled it even though it is checked.

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Type about:config<enter> in the address bar.
If a warning screen comes up, press the I Accept the Risk 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.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker

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Type about:config<enter> in the address bar.
If a warning screen comes up, press the I Accept the Risk 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.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-use-firefox-spell-checker

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Do you have a dictionary installed and selected?

You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu. 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.

You can look here for dictionaries:

Note that for spell checking you need a dictionary and not a language pack.

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