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I think I somehow turned the spell check off on my Firefox. How can I turn it back on?

Asked by SamIAm (8628 points ) July 30th, 2010

The little red squiggly lines aren’t coming up under misspelled words… I thought it was just on Fluther but it’s happening on Facebook too! Help?

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LuckyGuy's avatar

Tools, Options, Advanced, Browsing, Click “Check my spelling as I type” (third box down)

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SamIAm's avatar

@worriedguy : it’s checked… but not working!

jrpowell's avatar

If you right click in a text entry field is Check Spelling checked?

http://i.imgur.com/iDKCV.png

SamIAm's avatar

@johnpowell : that’s not an option for me… ?

LuckyGuy's avatar

I just found a reference to this issue:
Firefox Enable Internal Spell Checker Source

“I occasionally find a problem with Firefox where it will stop spell checking all fields. It’s a small bug, but it’s easily fixed.
Firstly, make sure you have spell checking on:
Tools > Options > Advanced > Check my spelling as I type

If that is checked then uncheck it and restart the browser, then recheck it and again restart the browser – if the spell check still doesn’t work, then once again uncheck the option, then enter about:config in the address bar.

Search for Layout.spellcheckDefault and change the setting from 0 to 1 to enable spell checking in all <textarea> fields, or make the value 2 to enable spell checking in all text input fields.”

Give it a try and let us know how it works.

SamIAm's avatar

@worriedguy : it’s still not working :( I followed all of that a few times… maybe i’ll give it a try later and restart my browser (I have too many things open right now!) ... thank you!

SamIAm's avatar

all fixed, finally just restarted the browser… after making those changes!! thanks!

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