firefox inline spell checking doesn't work in the edit box...

Enthusiast ,
Apr 05, 2009 Apr 05, 2009

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why is that? weird. speeeel [sic] checker in firefox should show up with a red underline when i'm typing input and misspell something. this is just a <textarea> so i don't see why it should be disabled. anything you guys can do to fix it?


thanks, dave

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Apr 05, 2009 Apr 05, 2009

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Browser spell checkers work in plain text fields.  The commnt box is a rich text app ergo the browser on board spell check doesnt work.  It will work if you switch the edit box from rt to html; for example.  Its ashame; i prefer the simple browser spell check oer the clunky rich text ver.

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Engaged ,
Apr 06, 2009 Apr 06, 2009

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Swapping to the non-rich editor unfortunetly breaks line breaks in content 😞

It is also not accurate to say Firefox can't spell check rich editors - I use TinyMCE on my own site, and because I've not *hijacked the right click menu* I can choose 'spellcheck' and it works fine.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 08, 2009 Apr 08, 2009

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just a note on this, since switching to the html editor as default, the firefox spell checker works great. i'm staying here. it's warm and cozy. 🙂   thanks again curt!

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Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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You mean you are using the one with out the tool bar ? carefull, it eats line breaks for no good reason.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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carefull, it eats line breaks for no good reason.

yea, i see that, if i have more than 1 paragraph of text, it's easy enough to add returns with a quick switch back and forth (as phos said in another thread) between this cool clean text based html view and the bloated sack of protoplasm rich text view...  😉

thanks for the heads up though!

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Contributor ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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easy also to hold down the left shift key and do a couple quick circles around with your right index finger to type a pair of tags... <P><P>

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Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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> hold down the left shift key and do a couple quick circles around with your right index finger

Is that a magic spell?

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Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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Errrmmmmm ... that's not a pair. That's two opening tags.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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that's not a pair. That's two opening tags.

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 09, 2009 Apr 09, 2009

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<P><P>

</P></P>

there. fixed that for ya. 🙂

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Enthusiast ,
Apr 08, 2009 Apr 08, 2009

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hmm... why don't i have any points to give out in this thread... it's not answered or anything, at least i don't see a star on it... i wanted to give curt a couple more points for putting me onto the html default editor. 😞

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Apr 08, 2009 Apr 08, 2009

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Points are awarded by the original poster and only on threads designated as a Question.

The thread is designated as a question when the authro opens the thread.   If its not a question thread, its called a "discussion" thread.  No points are involved in discussion threads.

You can tell them apart in thread view by the little icons.  The blank icons are discussions, the icons with little question marks are question threads.

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Apr 08, 2009 Apr 08, 2009

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If its not a question thread, its called a "discussion" thread.  No points are involved in discussion threads.

aw, boo. 🙂  thanks though. screw the rich text box. gimmie html baby. 🙂

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