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How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

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How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

I was happily typing along and noticed both a typo and the fact that the typo was NOT underlined in red squiggles. Hmmmm, I thought.

Fiddling around, I discovered an option on right-click that allowed Me to turn on spellcheck. Now, every time I type in an email or forum, on Twitter, anywhere, I have to right-click to be sure of My spelling.

Thus began My efforts to find how to set the button to be on by default... Finding none led Me to "Help," which a search of the term "spellcheck default" led Me to a zero in returns. Sure, there were discussions with those terms, but I could not prowl them all looking for the method of setting spellcheck to be on by default. The first few pages yielded nothing...

So if You would please, direct Me to that function. [smile]

Thank You.

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Support Forum Moderator

Re: How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

Hello,

Try this go to Tools >> Options >> Advanced >> General >> Check my spelling as I Type

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Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

Tools (or AppMenu/Options)/Options/Composition/Spelling, check "Enable spell-check as you type".

Support Forum Moderator

Re: How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

Hello,

Try this go to Tools >> Options >> Advanced >> General >> Check my spelling as I Type

New User

Re: How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

Thank You both. Somehow I missed that tab. LOL!

New User

Re: How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

Spellcheck enabled but still doesn't work.

New User

Re: How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

My option is set for check spelling while I type but its not working and it used to work????? NEXT ?

Site Moderator

Re: How can I turn on spellcheck as default?

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.
  • Make sure that [X] "Check Spelling" in the right-click context menu is check-marked.

You can enable or disable spell checking globally:

  • Tools > Options > Advanced : General: Browsing: "Check my spelling as I type"

You can look here for dictionaries: