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sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)

I mostly dont like the new format of the forums the old one was way better.  However my one and only complaint that pretty much has to get fixed is... I can no longer use system wide spell check on my mac because right clicking brings up some dumb menu

  • 1. Re: New format problems
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,820 points)

        Same complaint. If you control click on the word it will bring up the system dictionary rather then the forums.

  • 2. Re: New format problems
    sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)

    Thanks for the tip

  • 3. Re: New format problems
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,820 points)

    You're welcome. With the way I type and spell it was imperative that I found away around that quickly

  • 4. Re: New format problems
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    Except, for that to work, you have to have a doubt about the spelling of a particular word, in the first place.

     

    There is a built in spell checker, the abc icon at the upper right corner.

     

    Since the forums have gone over to https, Firefox's spell checker is no longer working. Does Safari or any other browser have one? I haven't used Safari in ages. If it did, like Firefox, it probably wouldn't be working now anyway.

  • 5. Re: New format problems
    sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    Except, for that to work, you have to have a doubt about the spelling of a particular word, in the first place.

     

    There is a built in spell checker, the abc icon at the upper right corner.

     

    Since the forums have gone over to https, Firefox's spell checker is no longer working. Does Safari or any other browser have one? I haven't used Safari in ages. If it did, like Firefox, it probably wouldn't be working now anyway.

     

     

    no your wrong... apple macs have a built in system wide spellcheck that when a word is wrong no matter where your typing it underlines it in red.  You normally right click on this word and it gives you suggestions...  The right clicking part does not work on this forum.  We have to control click it instead which isn't that big a deal but its more convenient to just right click.

  • 6. Re: New format problems
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    Haven't seen any underlining since the new format began.

  • 7. Re: New format problems
    sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)

    I do.  Now I have to control click it though.

  • 8. Re: New format problems
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    sn4p2k wrote:

     

    I do.  Now I have to control click it though.

    That's not what you were saying. You had said "when a word is wrong no matter where your typing it underlines it in red."

     

    I too can control-click on a word and get the option to check spelling. That's not the same thing as words being flagged in advance and underlined, which is what the Firefox spell checker -- even with its frequent errors -- used to be doing for me.

  • 9. Re: New format problems
    sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)

    on my mac no matter where i type no matter which program no matter what window no matter what web browser it underlines the word in red when its wrong its called system wide spellcheck its on every mac running at least leopard that I know of..

  • 10. Re: New format problems
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    What are you arguing about? Isn't it obvious we are both saying it's not working HERE -- unless it is in Safari, which I'm not using -- except for control-clicking a highlighted word. No one is saying there isn't a system wide spell check which flags misspelled words.

  • 11. Re: New format problems
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,295 points)

    Although I'm haging a little trouble with your post lacking basic sentence structure and punctuation, I'm here to report that it does not work on mine. I am using Firefox, OS 10.6.7, and intentionally used "haging" insted of "having",  and "insted" rather than "instead" - yet, I got nothing - no red line, no other indicator, no spell checker.

  • 12. Re: New format problems
    sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)

    So basically for some people its working and for others its not.

  • 13. Re: New format problems
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    pfpoej mn  jopeoj ypojpos mfg! And, besides that, who basically cares!

  • 14. Re: New format problems
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,820 points)

    If I typd a wrd and it mispeled it gets undlined in red.  If I thn contol click it the systm Screen shot 2011-04-20 at 16.50.16.png

    comes up.

     

    WZZZ wrote:

     

    pfpoej mn  jopeoj ypojpos mfg! And, besides that, who basically cares!

    People who spell and type like me!

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