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Ive bought 4 laptops in the last 2 years.The first a Toshiba netbook,which had spell check for the first few days then vanished.
I bought a second Toshiba when they were sold off as i liked it a lot,this began without spell check apearing at all-

Next i bought an Asus X101 which is lighter than any tablet and cost 160€ :D That came will Linux "Meego"Had and still has spell check,

Just before win 8 i bought this Asus ZEN book as i wanted a very fast SSD, HD screen, USB 3 and lightweight under KG travell top :roll: It dosnt and never had spell check

WHY??? How can i activate spell check.All the boxes are ticked for spell check Im useing Firefox as i do with Linux


18 Feb 2013, 10:36
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Try Highlight text then try Function Key 7


18 Feb 2013, 10:43
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If you mean a spell checker in the browser, you probably need to turn the spell checker on.


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Four laptops in two years? :shock:
In Firefox click Tools/Options/General - Browsing - tick "Check my spelling as I type" / OK

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18 Feb 2013, 11:36
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Aardvark wrote:
Four laptops in two years? :shock:
In Firefox click Tools/Options/General - Browsing - tick "Check my spelling as I type" / OK



In FF it is in Tools - options - advanced - check my spelling


18 Feb 2013, 12:22
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Function Key 7,turns off the screen on this Asus,Been to Firefox the check my spelling is ticked,It may check but it dosnt tell me if i have an error

4 Laptops--why.I bought the Toshiba netbook which has/had the then new AMD processor,the sound is wonderful far better than the sound from the Bang&Olufsen ones on this 1100€ asus.

The battery lasts almost 10 hours when watching a film & a bit longer when listening to music or an ebook with screen off

Ideal for travelling


I bought a second Toshiba with a speeded up processor when they were sold off first cost 260€ second(as spare)199€

The forth was a mistake?I hoped it would be ideal for visiting Macdonalds or cafes as its so light and very thin,its useful but bad screen short battery life,and slow although Linux speeds it up a bit.They were only sold for less than a month before becoming a fat heavy slow 101 xyz
Dose have spell check though
Could it be avast? or Zone alarm that blocks spell checker????


18 Feb 2013, 17:17
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frenchfranc wrote:
Been to Firefox the check my spelling is ticked,It may check but it dosnt tell me if i have an error



It doesn't put a red squiggle under spelling mistakes? You should see plenty of them :lol:


18 Feb 2013, 20:15
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Spell checking is not an integral feature of a PC nor an operating system it is a function of a particular programme, the browser in this instance.

FF 17 had a bug in it which affected spell checking although I can't say I ever noticed it.

In any case the native FF spell checker is American English (an oxymoron if I ever heard one !) so is about as much use as a condom vending machine in a convent so I use this an addon:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary/?src=api

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18 Feb 2013, 21:26
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Thanks but it helps not a bit as it cant be used to change words.

On my Linux asus X101 i have several dictionaries French,German,Hungarian which i can choose in place of the standard English spell checker via right click

On the Toshiba or Asus although,spell checker is installed and ready to use its simply disabled by another program ??

On this asus i keep the small SSD(256Gb) free of programs only the 52Gb that microsoft needs plus a French dictionay, Firefox & avast anti virus thats it

It remains fast reliable but no spell checker.On XP my spell checker vanished about 4/5 years ago never to work on the then IBM nor Asus 900 & now the new replacements


19 Feb 2013, 11:44
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Have you tried right clicking on the squiggled word?


19 Feb 2013, 19:31
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Actually you can, you just right click on an underlined misspelt word and you get suggestions for the correct spelling :wink:

If you want something which automatically corrects errors then you're out of luck.

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AnOther wrote:

In any case the native FF spell checker is American English (an oxymoron if I ever heard one !) so is about as much use as a condom vending machine in a convent so I use this an addon:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary/?src=api


At least it does check spelling and there is no doubt that there is a need for that if forum posts are any guide!
However, it's not fool proof. I recently read "assert aimed" in a post and it took a few seconds for the penny to drop. A spell checker would not have highlighted it as mis-spelled "ascertained" as both words are spelled correctly.
The British dictionary add on is useful but not automatic as it requires clicking on a suspect word so, unless an error was suspected by the writer, a check would not be carried out.

As an aside, the BBC regularly has spelling errors in the captions on news programmes including, I suspect, many names as well.


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I don't have a spell check thing on my computer (or I might have but have never seen it).

Way round it, type what ever in to Word or Open Office or . . . . and use the spell checking thing there or my truty old favourite, a one of these;
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Indeed,i have one.When i post as now there are no squigggels at all when i right click on a word thate migt be wrongley spelllt i have "select all" "no squint settings"& "inspect element"
Seems my spellings withowt fault


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When i write in english i get squiggles.

But the ABC Spell Checker included with Windows Live Mail is pretty good.

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