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#1 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Thank you JMichael, Evernote Mac user!


How to Fix Firefox Spellcheck


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orum Users:

Ever since AVSIM (*and many other sites who use IPBoard) switched to this new version of the forum software, I had lost the squiggly red-underline spellchecking feature which Firefox has so faithfully provided. Other browsers seemingly had no issues, but something went bad for Firefox users after IPBoard got updated.

Here's a fix which worked for me, and might work for you if you have the same issue.
  • Start by opening any forum, and either "Start A New Topic" or "Reply to an Existing Topic" as if you wished to actually post.
  • Type any word in the body of your message... preferably a misspelled word. Posted Image
  • RIGHT CLICK on that word, and from the popup menu select the "Languages >" flyout at the bottom.
  • Select the language you wish to use - probably English.
Confirm your selection by right clicking on a word again, going to the Language menu, and verify that there is now a bullet/dot next to the language you selected. A bullet/dot means that dictionary language is selected.

Voila!

If all went according to plan, you should now have browser-based spell checking back in service for these text boxes.

NOTE: This seems to be a site-by-site adjustment. I made this adjustment here on AVSIM and it has survived browser shutdowns and reloads, as well as new post, edits, and replies, but it does NOT apply itself to other websites using IPBoard. It would appear that you will have to make this quick adjustment at all IPBoard sites you may frequent, as it is not persistent across sites.


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#2 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

Clearing cookies/cache also forces you to re-add the dictionary when you log back in here. What's up with that? :(

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#3 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

You must get rid of a lot more than I do. I have not had that problem on Windows or Mac. I use Chrome on Debian.
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#4 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

I've been dumping a lot lately to check images on my new website, but usually I don't dump for 2-3 weeks.

I only use chrome on motorcycles. ;)

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#5 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

LOL! Good one! :thumbsup:

But honestly, I don't get rid of cookies for sites which only do personal preferences. But I do get rid of marketing, flash cookies, and other garbage like that.
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