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Bug Report: Spell Check

  1. melbel profile image97
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    Spell check hasn't been working for me for some time (a month or two?). (I've been using Firefox's built-in spell check.)

    Don't know if it's just me, but this is what happens when I click the spell check button:

    Here are my browser specs:
    Firefox 8.0

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    NoDoFollow 1.1
    SEO for Firefox 3.5.8
    Firebug 1.8.4

    1. Cardisa profile image93
      Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have always found the browser spell check to be useless. I prefer doing the checking from my word processor.

      1. melbel profile image97
        melbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I have found it to semi-useless in that it likes to tell me that a lot of legit words are spelled incorrectly.

        The only word processor I use is Google docs and their spell check is equally helpful. Do you know of a Firefox plug-in that's helpful for checking spelling? Preferably something lightweight.

        If not, I'll start relying more on HubPages spell check when it's fixed (although it was a pain to use when it was working.) It would be nice to be able to spell check an entire hub versus spell checking one capsule at a time which is really what's always deterred me from using HP spell check.

        Heck, if I could run a spell check on all my hubs at once, that'd be fantastic!

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I stopped using it once I moved to Chrome.

          What always annoyed me about HP's spell checker was the time is took.

          And once they had highlighted the misspelt word, there is no option but to click on the word and let them find a suggestion for the correct spelling.

          I KNOW the correct spelling. It is good for finding typos.

          But you can't just change the spelling, you have to let the tool give you  options, which I'm sure is great for folk who genuinely can't spell, but not so good for folk like me that can't type too well.

          1. Cardisa profile image93
            Cardisaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Melbel, I can't think of a plugin off hand but if I hear of anyhting I'll let you know.

            I am thinking of switching to Chrome.

    2. Savva Pelou profile image71
      Savva Pelouposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Melbel is right about the spell checker.  Judging by the icons and the arrangment of the edit toolbar, i would imagine that Hubpages are using tinymce.  With this in mind i ran firebug on the spellchecker and noticed that the plugin is making an ajax call to a php server to check the spellings.  Everytime it comes back with success.  This leads me to believe that on the php server their spell checker is not working correctly, if any Hubpages staff were to read this, try using Google spellchecker on your php server, this may fix your problem.