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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 9th Nov 18, 7:28 PM
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    Spell checker on MSE
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    • 9th Nov 18, 7:28 PM
    Spell checker on MSE 9th Nov 18 at 7:28 PM
    I use Firefox.


    Until recently any forum post I made was automaticallllly spppell chhhecked, as was any post I quoted in my post.


    This has now stopped and I can't seem to find any way to switch on the facility.


    Any ideas please?
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    • _shel
    • By _shel 9th Nov 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 8:00 PM
    Sure it's the firebox browser doing the spell check not MSE, though not sure how to switch it back on, so search through Firefox settings.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 9th Nov 18, 8:46 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 8:46 PM
    Sure it's the firebox browser doing the spell check not MSE, though not sure how to switch it back on, so search through Firefox settings.
    Originally posted by _shel

    On Firefox going to 'Menu' then 'options' allows you to select the language - English GB in my case - and select 'check your spelling as you type'



    I have always had the above options selected, and to repeat myself; spell checking worked on the MSE forum, and now doesn't!
    • oldernonethewiser
    • By oldernonethewiser 9th Nov 18, 8:59 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 8:59 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 8:59 PM
    As a Firefox uswer I am checkling my speeling as I tipe this.


    The incorrectly spelled words above all are underlined in red (only on my browser) to show that something is wrong, so still okay on this site.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 9th Nov 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:00 PM
    I have now logged to MSE in using Microsoft Edge and spell checker works. It auto-corrects obvious mistakes(like spelling sword with 2 x r) and underlines in red words like 'crowfun'.

    Until recently any forum post I made was automaticallllly spppell chhhecked, as was any post I quoted in my post.
    The 3 words 'automaticallllly spppell chhhecked,' are underlined in red.


    So there is obviously a conflict between MSE and Firefox.


    Does anyone else use Firefox?
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 9th Nov 18, 9:08 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:08 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:08 PM
    As a Firefox uswer I am checkling my speeling as I tipe this.


    The incorrectly spelled words above all are underlined in red (only on my browser) to show that something is wrong, so still okay on this site.
    Originally posted by oldernonethewiser

    Thanks - our posts crossed



    NNow back on Firefox and stilll nott working.


    Incidentally on Edge the 'Thanks' button was missing on all posts as were the 'Thanked xxx times in yyyy posts'



    !!!!ing computers - just to check if the swear filter is working
    • oldernonethewiser
    • By oldernonethewiser 9th Nov 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:12 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:12 PM
    Firefox is my default browser and no issues although I sometimes have to use my "vanilla" version of Safari for other sites as I have a number of add-ons in FF.



    FF version I am using (in case that makes any difference) is 63.0.1
    • _shel
    • By _shel 9th Nov 18, 9:13 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:13 PM
    Yes various buttons vanish depending which browser you are using AND which forum version you are on. I'm often missing the spam button.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 9th Nov 18, 9:39 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:39 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:39 PM

    FF version I am using (in case that makes any difference) is 63.0.1
    Originally posted by oldernonethewiser

    I am alsoo usingg versionn 63.0.1


    I also just reloaded 63.0.1 and it makes no difference
    Last edited by Cardew; 09-11-2018 at 9:42 PM.
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 10th Nov 18, 1:28 AM
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    I yous Firefox and the spellchekker in MSE has never workt. I drwaft in Word as my spilling is dwedfull.
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 10th Nov 18, 6:24 AM
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    Yes various buttons vanish depending which browser you are using AND which forum version you are on. I'm often missing the spam button.
    Originally posted by _shel
    I to am always missing the Spam button and end up clicking Thank You
    • 25 Years On
    • By 25 Years On 10th Nov 18, 6:36 AM
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    25 Years On
    I do have a working spell checker with MSE. When Firefox changed to the Quantum versions the British dictionary didn't work so I had to load a United States English Spellchecker dictionary as a starting point.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 10th Nov 18, 7:01 AM
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    I do have a working spell checker with MSE. When Firefox changed to the Quantum versions the British dictionary didn't work so I had to load a United States English Spellchecker dictionary as a starting point.
    Originally posted by 25 Years On

    Thankks - I have looadded United States English and it stil ain't workking.


    Trump gets through the swear filter as well!
    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 10th Nov 18, 7:19 AM
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    I I drwaft in Word as my spilling is dwedfull.
    Originally posted by Tom99
    That a much better idea as you can set it to checks you're grandma is well.





    If I right click the mouse one of the options listed on the menu is 'Check Spelling'. I don't have any way to edit the menu since Quantum took over, so assume it's standard.
    Do you have that & can you check/uncheck it?
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 10th Nov 18, 7:34 AM
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    Thankks - I have looadded United States English and it stil ain't workking.
    Trump gets through the swear filter as well!
    Originally posted by Cardew

    Like you I have tried everything to get it to work but at last it does.
    You have to download the dictionary as well as the language pack from here:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/language-tools/
    I have downloaded just about all the English language packs as well as all the English dictionaries and it now worked. Then I sorted the languages use for web pages so that English (United Kingdom) [en-gb] was at the top and deleted all the others, it still works.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 10th Nov 18, 9:10 AM
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    Like you I have tried everything to get it to work but at last it does.
    You have to download the dictionary as well as the language pack from here:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/language-tools/
    I have downloaded just about all the English language packs as well as all the English dictionaries and it now worked. Then I sorted the languages use for web pages so that English (United Kingdom) [en-gb] was at the top and deleted all the others, it still works.
    Originally posted by Tom99

    Thanks - tried that and it works!



    Words spelt incorrectly now have a red line underneath. Unlike MSE using Windows 10, It doesn't auto-correct obviously incorrectly spelt words e.g. feild or sworrd
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