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Kathy Bourassa Calculating status...
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Dec 18, 2012 2:59 PM

I have settings set to check spelling while typing in the mail preferences and also when i go into edit, Spelling, check spelling now, it still won't work. No red underline, no right click with other options for a word that I know is misspelled.   Otherwise mail is working fine.  OS 10.6.8 and Mail 4.6

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to Kathy Bourassa)

    Try going to mail preferences>composing, and click spelling as I type,  Also try going to edit>spelling click spelling while typing,and try check spelling with grammar, and check correct spelling automatically.  See if this helps.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to sanjampet)

    Kathy,  Sorry about the delay, kids have a knack for injuring themselves without even trying.  I don't know if you tried what I posted so far, I was not done as I had to do a little first aid, nothing serious fortunately.  After doing the  I gave you there are a few more things you need to do.  First, close out of all applications, press shift.command,U. This will take you to the utilities page, go to disk utilities, highlight your user disk (usually Macintosh HD, or unless you renamed it), click repair permissions and let it run, could take a few minutes. After it finishes, quit the application (commandQ). Shut down.  Next reboot in the safe mode (hold shift key and continue to hold the shift key till you see the progress bar, then release and allow it to finish booting. (This will take a little longer than usual, be patient) Launch mail and quit, as well safari then quit.  Power down, then press the keys holding the left side shift, control,option keys and push the power button for about 5 seconds.  Boot up as normal, login, and launch mail, do a mail address to yourself. with a meanless and mispelled words in the subject. (as you can seee my red line is now working, as i had the same issue as you.  Quit mail,and reboot, and all the contol functions should be back to normal.  I hopr this helps. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I willl help in any wat I can.  I LEFT THE MISSPELLING IN AS AN EXAMPLE).. ALL THE BEST, SJP

    THE MISSPELLINGS WERE RED ON MY SCEE\\REEN.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:22 PM (in response to Kathy Bourassa)

    If you have disk issues they need to be repaired, which will require your original install disks. I will include a few links so that you can see what you need to do to fix your disk. The MTN Lion info should not really apply, but more knowledge is etter than less. The 10.6.8. info should apply to your issuses.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH6841

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH6480

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7029

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7007

     

    I think the first link should be the one for you, but I included a few more to help educate you, as there is plenty to learn and understand.

    Your Drive might be dying, if it starts up, do a back up first thing. If none of the links offer yu ant help, go to a Apple Store, they will diagnose it for free, and give you a repair price. They offer a flat rate, I justbrought my kids MBP thay I gave him, it was a 2008 thatI used for 3 years. I do production so it was worked hard. I brought it in, as I did not have the time to work on it as I was out on the road. They replaced thehard drive, the logic board 2 times, the LCD backlight, and the entire keyboard, al for $330.00 basically a new machine, 1/3rd the price of a new machine, as I could not afford to buy him a new machine, and when I buy a MBP I buy top of the line. So, if the links do not work, take it in for a check up. Your drive may be failing or something else.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contactme and I will be happy to help if I can.

    Just so you know we are not paid employees, just users much as yourself.

     

    We are Mac "freaks"

    All the best and I hope that something aI sent you will help.

     

    SJP

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to Kathy Bourassa)

    Kathy,  MacKeeper is considered my most of the people on the Community to be malware, that starts out OK then grows into something worse. It tends to cause a great many problems and can difficult to remove. I will attach a link for you to remove this insidious program and strongly suggest that you do. It could be part of the problems you have been experiencing.

     

     

    http://applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malware/

     

    SJP

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to sanjampet)

    Kathy,  The drive that was installed could be bad, you should not be getting any errors on your drive, this could be the result of MacKeeper.  You might want to bring it in to the Apple store for a god going thru, there is a 90 day warranty on all repairs, take advantage of it.  In regards to an OS upgrade MTN lion 10.8.2 still has a fair amount of bugs, I run SL10.6.8 still because it is so stable, I also have Lion 10.7.5 which seems to have most of the bugs worked out. Still waiting for MTN Lion to settle out. As a rule, I NEVER install V.0 orV.1 of anything. I don't care to a manufactures beta tester/Guinea Pig.  Permission errors will always show up, and should be cleaned occasionally. But not with MacKeeper!  If you want to run a "cleaning app" here is a link that is very informative onyX in the cache cleaning has a link for a free download, follow the directions carefully.

     

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3353

     

    I hope that I've been of some help to you, and feel free contact me in future.

     

    SJP

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 9:37 AM (in response to Kathy Bourassa)

    Kathy,  You did the safe boot and the smc reset as I posted above? As these reset my spell check which I disabled for testing for this.  If you open Safari and start tying in the text field does the spell check do the red line thing?  Let me know.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to Kathy Bourassa)

    in safari go to edit, spelling grammar and see if that looks right.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    Dec 19, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to sanjampet)

    I meant the check spelling options and see if they are grayed out. I am going to do a couple of more tests, which will put me offline for a bit. You can reply and I'll get back to you ASAP.

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