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I used Iceweasel, NOW Firefox... can't get the spell checker to werk (<--- :) properly. What to do?

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I used Iceweasel, NOW Firefox... can't get the spell checker to werk (<--- :) properly. What to do?

My system is Linux Debian Squeeze. I just updated to F.F. 18.0...

I used to use Iceweasel, NOW Firefox... can't get the spell checker to werk (<--- Smiley Happy properly. What to do?

Thanks. Henry

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Re: I used Iceweasel, NOW Firefox... can't get the spell checker to werk (<--- :) properly. What to do?

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 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:

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

You can look here for dictionaries: