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How to enable spell check in Thunderbird

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derrick
derrick Posts: 7,424 Forumite
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edited 26 July 2022 at 4:16PM in Techie Stuff
Trying to enable spell check in Thundebird, have tried what appears to be the way:- "Click Tools -> Options, then go to the "Composition" menu at top of the Options window, then click on the "Spelling" tab. Under the "Spelling tab" you should see: "Enable spell check as you type" and it should have a check mark beside it"

But the only button to press is Composition & Addressing and there is no "Spelling" tab.

Under Composition > Spelling  I have ticked the boxes "Check spelling before sending" and "Enable spellcheck as you type" both seperately and together, but spell check does not work.

Same problem with MSE.

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  • Chino
    Chino Posts: 2,029 Forumite
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    Have you downloaded a dictionary?

    Looking at my Thunderbird settings, although spellchecking seems to be enabled, I see I don't have a dictionary installed. Instead, there is a link to follow which opens a dictionary download page.
  • derrick
    derrick Posts: 7,424 Forumite
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    edited 26 July 2022 at 11:48AM
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    Yes I found that but not sure what, if anything, to do with it as it says,
     "Installing a dictionary add-on will add a new language option to your Thunderbird spell-checker, which checks your spelling when you fill out Web forms. Language pack add-ons change the language of the entire application."
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  • J_B
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    edited 26 July 2022 at 12:12PM
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    On my TB, I went to the 'hamburger' (top right) and clicked on 'addons and themes', then dictionaries (on the left) and in there I have 'British English Dictionary (Marco Pinto), which works well.
    Try it?
  • derrick
    derrick Posts: 7,424 Forumite
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    My TB has a differnet route to that add-on, which I found earlier, but was apprehensive about downloading, but I have done so and it seems to work..Thanks.

    Now how do I get MSE to  spell check in posts?
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  • J_B
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    derrick said:
    My TB has a differnet route to that add-on, which I found earlier, but was apprehensive about downloading, but I have done so and it seems to work..
    Thanks.
    There's a Thanks button for that! 🤣
    derrick said:
    Now how do I get MSE to  spell check in posts?


    If you use Firefox, like I do, it's a very similar way to TB
    Hamburger, addons and themes and get Marco Pinto to do his stuff there!
  • derrick
    derrick Posts: 7,424 Forumite
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    Does not have the same facilty, there is no "hamburger"  but I do have a menu that gives me addons & themes but can't see a dictionary.
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  • frugalmacdugal
    frugalmacdugal Posts: 10,077 Forumite
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    Hi,
    derrick said:
    How to enable SPELCHECK in THUNDEBIRD
    Hi,
    I see why you need it.


  • debitcardmayhem
    debitcardmayhem Posts: 11,863 Forumite
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    In firefox you can use the same addon
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  • derrick
    derrick Posts: 7,424 Forumite
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    J_B said:


    If you use Firefox, like I do, it's a very similar way to TB
    Hamburger, addons and themes and get Marco Pinto to do his stuff there!
    OK I htink I have added it, but it is not highlighting misspelt words in MSE.

    Don`t steal - the Government doesn`t like the competition


  • derrick
    derrick Posts: 7,424 Forumite
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    OK think it is now working.
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