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Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

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Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

I couldn't see another forum where this fitted, no doubt a mod will move it if necessary.
Since the last routine update for Thunderbird, the spell-checker has been somewhat odd,. It randomly "red-underlines" parts of correctly spelt words, usually the last three or four letters, and doesn't offer a correction with a right-click.
It is also incorrectly presenting web-links with the same partially red-underlined parts, and these don't correct in the "outbox" after sending. I understand that recipients see them correctly. Which can make typing web-link a bit tedious as they don't hyperlink underline in the normal way leaving me peering closely for a non-existent error.
Anybody else experienced this? 
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

I'm using Thunderbird 18.0.1 and don't have the same problem.
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

Correction!!!
Just been playing around with Thunderbird and I am getting part of the problem you stated.  I have just typed www.bbc.co.uk and I get red lines under the www, bbc and uk. I don't think I have had this before. Strange.  Undecided
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

Did it work as a hyperlink?
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

@artmo, Try typing words of eight letters or more, it seems to effect only longer words, or at least I've not noticed it on shorter words.
Its very curious behaviour.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

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@Petlew, yes, worked as a hyperlink. The same problem is happening on this post.  As I type I am getting underlining of www.bbc.co.uk but as you say it is posted correctly.
Just typed a number of 8-12 letter words into Thunderbird and not seeing any underlining.
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

@anniesboy, you've solved our problem for us thank you.  I have to say Mozillazine is brilliant whenever you give them a problem.  I've used them many times.
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

Thank you anniesboy, Nice to know I'm not alone and there really is a bug.
I will await the imminent fix with interest.
@artmo, I notice from anniesboy's link that this affects Firefox as well although I've not had a problem there.
PS. bookmarked Mozillazine
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

You will find a very comprehensive list of Firefox and Thunderbird sections on Mozillazine's index page.  Most of the queries are dealt with by mods who I have to say are extremely knowledgeable.  They are also very quick in getting back to you.
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

I also noticed that Thunderbird now indulges in "silent background updates" so maybe we won't be told when its fixed.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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I noted that Thunderbird had an update applied automatically this morning. As the list of three or four updates flashed up at high-speed I think I noticed that one of items was "British Dictionary" but not what it was doing.
Time will tell if this is the fix.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Has Thunderbird laid an egg?

Both Thunderbird and Firefox updated to 16.0.2 this morning.  It doesn't appear to have corrected the problem you highlighted yesterday.  I use the US dictionary.
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Having logged on to Mozillazine this morning it seems the bug (it was genuine) is fixed: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=790475
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.