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Spell checker, again
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April 18, 2010
9:34 AM
Wheezer
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I tried asking this question a few months ago while using my old XP laptop and never got an answer.Since the problem continued to be an issue on my new windows7 laptop too, I figured I'd ask again.

I use FireFox 99.999% of the time. On every site except dotTech the automatic spell checker works great. But when I post here, it doesn't work. I have to right click and then put a check mark in front of the "Check Spelling" option.

Unfortunately, I don't always remember to do that and end up with some pretty badly spelled words in my posts. Which granted, isn't that big a deal, but it's something that kinda bugs me a little.

Am I missing a setting in my profile or something?

Any ideas are welcome and appreciated.

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April 18, 2010
10:05 AM
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Hey there, Wheezer. There are some Firefox add-ons you can check out:

After the Deadline – Spell and Grammar Checker: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/58947

Spell Checker (which hasn't yet been updated for the latest FF upgrade, but should be soon enough): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11259

 

 

 

 

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April 18, 2010
9:33 PM
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@Wheezer. Just so you don't feel left out, I too have encountered spell-check quirk and wondered what was wrong but, unlike you, didn't bother much enough about it to raise a complaint.

That was before. Now is the time to start shouting, so..

Mr. BOSS, why does the spell checker built in to the dotTech "Reply to Topic" window seem to NOT WORK..? Yell

I have tried to right click etc. as mentioned by Wheezer – without success. Frown

(Using FF 3.6)

SEEK (Google) and yea shall find. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis.
April 18, 2010
9:49 PM
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@ AlanR: If you're having problems with the FF spell check, check out these articles:

http://www.nirmaltv.com/2008/07/17/how-to-enable-spell-check-for-input-fields-in-firefox-3/

http://www.nirmaltv.com/2008/03/08/how-to-enable-spell-check-in-text-fields-in-firefox/

Or alternatively, you might want to consider Tiny Spell: http://tinyspell.numerit.com/

Good luk! (That was a deliberate typo by the way)

 

 

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April 18, 2010
9:50 PM
AlanR
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phoenix_rising said:

..There are some Firefox add-ons you can check out:


 

Thanks for pointers Phoenix, but I think you missed the focal point in Wheezeers post. He was asking specifically about the dotTech embedded spell-checker, what you have (usefully, I am pleased to say) informed are external utilities that should not be needed in this case.
If it is any consolation, there is a way of making the older FF spell checker add-on work in the current FF – let me know if you need help to do this. LOL Smile
- Don't actually use it myself, just prefer to blame mistakes on my dislexic keyboard.. Wink Laugh

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April 18, 2010
9:56 PM
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Dang – I should really wear these new glasses more.

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April 18, 2010
10:02 PM
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@AlanR:  Keep your eyes on Cogizio.  Specifically, in 2 hours.

Oh, the site that was :(
April 18, 2010
10:06 PM
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phoenix_rising said:

@ AlanR: If you're having problems with the FF spell check, check out these articles: (edited out for brevity)

Good luk! (That was a deliberate typo by the way)


 

Mmmmmmm.! Back to school eh.? With those nanny specs, becoming bit of a school ma'am now.. Wink
Anyway, your intentions are good, so no worries. Cool

As said before, I don't normally use spell-checkers myself, just prefer to blame mistakes on my
dislexic keyboard.. Wink
Laugh Laugh Laugh

Good lik! (That also was a deliberate typo by the way) but let's stay on-topic.

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April 18, 2010
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Locutus said:

@AlanR:  Keep your eyes on Cogizio.  Specifically, in 2 hours.


 

Keeping it in the dark until (your) midnight then.? Seems a bit of a shadey deal, but I'm game, see you there – now, which cemetary is it again…? Wink

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April 18, 2010
11:05 PM
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The one at Cogizio.org. Yes, my midnight.

Oh, the site that was :(
April 18, 2010
11:13 PM
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Phoenix: Many hours ago, before the crap hit the fan, I installed the spell check add-on you mentioned.

For your own future referance, it was a dud. I've uninstalled it.

But thanks for the help anyway! Smile

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April 18, 2010
11:50 PM
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Sometimes FF's spellcheck works for me on dotTech sometimes it doesnt o_O.

@AlanR: Yeah, I know it doesn't work. Never really got around to finding out why.

@Everyone: I just Google a word when I am not sure if I spelled it right or not, HAHAHAHA.

April 19, 2010
12:28 AM
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Locutus said:

The one at Cogizio.org. Yes, my midnight.


 

Man, what a cold night.! Took a look, in the crypt, at your 

Hack Attack: Make old extensions install in new versions of Firefox

only to find it was essentially the same as what was alluded to Phoenix in my above post. Surprised But thanks for saving me the time to explain in detail.

Thought you were going to surprise us all with a genius fix to the spell-checker problem – what a let down. Cry

Even Mr. BOSS has admitted to this defect. Laugh

You guys can't expect Karen to do the dirty work this time but, if she can, then her title would need substantial embellishment – like AdminiStar. Wink Go for it gal. LOL

 

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April 19, 2010
12:39 AM
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LOL, us "admins" can't fix what's a bug in the forum software.  It's up to the people who can actually access the files-Ashraf, and the developers of SimplePress.  I'd add it to their forums if you're that interested! 

Sorry for the letdown.  CryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCryCry

Oh, the site that was :(
April 19, 2010
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Locutus said:

… the developers of SimplePress.  I'd add it to their forums if you're that interested! 


 

Ask Wheezer, he started this topic. Confused

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April 19, 2010
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Locutus said:

LOL, us "admins" can't fix what's a bug in the forum software.

Sorry for the letdown.


 

Forgiven; Jean Luc is only human after all – isn't he.? Confused Wink LOL LaughLaugh

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April 19, 2010
12:59 AM
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But-but-but- the Borg are supposed to be perfect!  Wink

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April 19, 2010
1:09 AM
AlanR
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Locutus said:

But-but-but- the Borg are supposed to be perfect!  Wink


 

In which case, stop whimpering and don't give us excuses about not being able to fix something as simple (to the Borg) as a spell-checker. Yell
LOL Laugh Laugh Laugh

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April 19, 2010
2:08 AM
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Hey, the Borg don't know PHP!

Oh, the site that was :(
April 19, 2010
3:39 AM
AlanR
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Locutus said:

Hey, the Borg don't know PHP!


 

So.! They're not perfect then. HaHaHa.. Laugh

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