Spell checking & Firefox 3.6

Nigel Ridley nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Sun Nov 22 18:09:13 GMT 2009


Steve wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 10:48:07 -0000, Nigel Ridley  
> <nigel at prayingforisrael.net> wrote:
> 
>> Steve wrote:
>>> On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 11:22:42 -0000, Nigel Ridley
>>> <nigel at prayingforisrael.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>>>> With Firefox [3.5.5] from the repos, it underlines spelling mistakes  
>>>>> as
>>>>> I type.
>>>>> I downloaded 3.6 beta 2 and extracted it to /home/nigel (I also tried
>>>>> it in /opt).
>>>>> Flash works - Java doesn't (but it does in 3.5.5); neither does spell
>>>>> checking (which I tend to
>>>>> rely on).
>>>>>
>>>>> How do I symlink to the necessary plugins and where are they?
>>>>> I did find a bunch in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins but couldn't find
>>>>> anything about spell checking.
>>>>>
>>>>> Nigel
>>>>>
>>>> I just followed the instructions on:
>>>> http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html#Java
>>>>
>>>> but still java doesn't work and isn't listed in 'about:plugins'
>>>>
>>>> Any suggestions? Spell checking is more important though.
>>>>
>>>> Nigel
>>>>
>>> For the spelling checker are you right clicking and selecting spell  
>>> check?
>>> you have to do this for each filed or what ever.
>>>
>> I tried that but it still doesn't work :-(
>> Perhaps it's a bug in the beta release?
>>
>> Nigel
>>
> Hve you installed any dictionaries for 3.6.
> 

I installed the US English 'addon' dictionary.

Anyway, as I already said, the default Kubuntu install of Firefox (3.5.5) works as it should. It 
is only the 3.6 Beta that I downloaded from Mozilla and extracted to my home directory that 
misbehaves -- they of course both use the same .mozilla - so preferences, bookmarks etc. are 
exactly the same.

Nigel

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