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Firefox spelling check

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Firefox spelling check

Firefox 3.04 on Win XP SP3
I though I understood Firefox and been using it since version 0.99
I seem to have lost the abilty to spell check as you type in forums like this .where mispelled words had the red undeline .
I had a problem a while ago, uninstalled and reinstalled afresh including clearing all files  - and I couldn't use the spell check facility.
I've installed a fresh edition on a Vista laptop and it works on that .
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Re: Firefox spelling check

odd that the same thing has happened to me on my mac, but windows is still OK.
Haven't had any luck in tracking it down either  Sad

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Re: Firefox spelling check

On saying that just worked it out now.
It seems to have lost my British dictionary so I had to do a right click in here select 'add dictionary'.
Now working again, not sure why it was lost though.
HTH

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Re: Firefox spelling check


That was it - many thanks - I right clicked and added the British dictionary.
No idea why it stopped working earlier though
cheers
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Re: Firefox spelling check

Quote from: mal0z
.where mispelled words had the red undeline .

Is that wot the red underline means.
Joking aside, it often does that when you update. as adiewoo said you just have to add the English dictionary back in.
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Re: Firefox spelling check

I have XPSP3 firefox 3.04 and it spells color correctly as colour didnt have to reinstall when it uodated from 3.03 to 3.04 Cool
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Re: Firefox spelling check

So far for me...
- Windows XP SP3 was ok
- Mac OS X broke
- Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 broke.
Haven't checked my Linux box yet..

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Re: Firefox spelling check

Quote from: pierre_pierre
I have XPSP3 firefox 3.04 and it spells color correctly as colour didnt have to reinstall when it uodated from 3.03 to 3.04 Cool

Install the British English language option  - right click etc 
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Re: Firefox spelling check

But I have got the British, it spelt colour correctly
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Re: Firefox spelling check

Fresh install of Fedora 10, and its has taken the hint that I am British English.