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Gene Howe

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667 days ago

Hope someone who understands these infernal machines can advise me. It’s probably a simple fix. I’m just so very inept, though.

Within the last couple of days, I’ve lost the automatic spell check. It used to underline misspelled words with a squiggly red line and right clicking on it would bring down alternatives. Now, that’s gone in every text operation, no matter whether I’m on line or off line.

I can’t think of any application or change I’ve initiated that would cause this. I’m baffled.

I use Chrome….if that makes a difference. I went to the settings in chrome and spell check was checked as being on. Went through all the help files, too. Nothing they suggested seems to help.
All windows help does is offer help with windows mail, which I don’t use.

Can anyone help…..PLEEEZE?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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shipwright

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#1 posted 667 days ago

I’m no brighter than you on the subject Gene, but for what it’s worth, I lost spell chuck (chrome) a cuple of dyas ago two.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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joewilliams

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#2 posted 667 days ago

Your setup probably got changed on a recent update.

try this:
http://blogmines.com/blog/2011/09/21/how-to-enable-spell-check-in-google-chrome/

it is from last year…don’t know if the menus have changed since…I don’t have chrome on this computer to check. If that doesn’t work for you, let me know and I’ll fire up chrome on the windoze laptop and check it out.

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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Gene Howe

5418 posts in 2032 days


#3 posted 667 days ago

Thanks Joe. Already tried that through Chrome.
Paul, sounds like a Chrome issue, doesn’t it?
I’ll try IE and see if it makes a difference.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 667 days ago

Paul, I just figured it out on mine. I had to go to advanced settings and un check the box that states “Use a web service to help resolve spelling errors”. Mine now works as before. I think in my case if that box is checked i disables the built in spell checker that’s provided by google.
Have absolutely no idea how that box got checked.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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shipwright

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#5 posted 667 days ago

Thanks Gene, mine works now too. Chrome just did a little upgrade that I’m sure you noticed. It made a few changes visible on the home screen. I guess that the spell check glitch was part of that.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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patron

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#6 posted 667 days ago

now if we just knew
which of the 18 possible words to click on …...

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 667 days ago

Click on the one that’s right. Otherwise just punt.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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KOVA

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#8 posted 666 days ago

Download a new browser: GOOGLE CHROME ;-)

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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