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M-323 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Apr 6, 2013 7:44 PM

is there a global dictionary either in TenFourFox browser OR in the 10.4 Tiger OS??

 

I have a few words that will not correct I think I may have added them to (some) dictionary

 

but spell check works in word for instance but not on the browsers - at least not tenfourfox.

G5 Power Mac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2x 2.6Ghz DCPs, 8GB Ram, 4+TB storage Acer X243W
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 8:08 PM (in response to M-323)

    Will try to check tomorrow, I believe TFF/FF/SM uses it's own dictionary.

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)
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    Apr 7, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to M-323)

    If you post to the apple forums, you get jive .  Jive disables apple's spell checker in the plain text input screen. You get apple's spell checker in html mode.

     

    Robert

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 7, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to rccharles)

    Thanks!

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to M-323)

    spelled incorrectly like "beacuse"

     

    What web page are you on when the word isn't found?

    Please post link.

     

     

    BDAqua -- How do you edit the system spell checkers word list?

     

    I use tenfourfox and I get this. [ I'm editing this forum page in HTML. ]

     

    Picture 8.png

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 2:46 PM (in response to rccharles)

    Users:YourUserName:Library:Application Support:Firefox:Profiles:<RandomHexNumber>.default:persdict.dat

     

    Dag that file to say Text Edit.

     

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Dictionaries

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to M-323)

    Do you get red lines under any mispellings?

     

    Could you have added becuase to your personal dictionary?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to M-323)

    See if it in this one...

     

    Users:YourUserName:Library:Application Support:Firefox:Profiles:<RandomHexNumber>.default:persdict.dat

     

    Drag that file to say Text Edit.

     

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Dictionaries

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 10:02 PM (in response to M-323)

    I dont know that Word wouldn't mung it up.

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,150 points)
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    Apr 9, 2013 9:03 AM (in response to M-323)

    I would not trust spotlight to find the correct file. Spotlight found 13 copies of persdict.dat where as Find Any File found three.  You need to verify the path:

    Here is the path. Note: mac is my short user name.  Yours will be different. Start in you home folder. Then find the Library folder. Continue.

    Picture 9.png

     

    MS Word will not let me edit persdict.dat

     

    You need to use TextEdit. Look in the applications folder.

     

    I have found that spotlight is inconsistent in Tiger when searching by filename.  To  search by filename, try:

     

    FindAnyFile

    "This is a free program for Mac OS 10.4 and later that lets you search for files on your disks, primarily on HFS formatted ones."  FindAnyFile allows you to search for all files on your harddrive. Do the search from an administrator account. Hold down the option key then click on return.

    http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

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