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help with new Firefox 3.5.4
11-3-09 | edcoil

Posted on 11/03/2009 4:22:55 PM PST by edcoil

Before my upgrade, a right click on the mouse over a highlighted misspelled word gave me a list of alternative spelling.

Now, it pastes the last thing I copied.

I'd like to get back to spell checking, any ideas.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browser; mozilla; spellcheck
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1 posted on 11/03/2009 4:22:56 PM PST by edcoil
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To: edcoil

LOL


2 posted on 11/03/2009 4:23:49 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: DigitalVideoDude

Well ya know it was coming.


3 posted on 11/03/2009 4:24:56 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: edcoil

I’m running 3.5.4 and it works as it should.


4 posted on 11/03/2009 4:27:25 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: edcoil

Is your spell check as you type enabled? Go to Edit-Preferences, click the Advanced Icon at the top and on the “General” tab, it should be at the bottom of the “Browsing” section. “Check my spelling as I type.” Make sure that is checked.


5 posted on 11/03/2009 4:28:40 PM PST by cc2k (I have donated to David Harmer, have you? [check my recent reply posts])
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To: edcoil
Tools/Options/Advanced/General "Always check spelling when I type"

Have you got that checked?

6 posted on 11/03/2009 4:28:57 PM PST by RhoTheta (Wipe out capitalism, no more money. You following me camera guy?)
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To: AFreeBird

Any plug-ins you might have running or not? There are a ton of them. At the office it seems to work fine, only on my home computer does this happen.


7 posted on 11/03/2009 4:29:38 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: edcoil

My advice is this: Uninstall Firefox, and install Chrome instead.

If you like a really fast internet experience, you will want to switch to Chrome.


8 posted on 11/03/2009 4:30:17 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: RhoTheta

yes


9 posted on 11/03/2009 4:30:20 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: edcoil

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+spell+checker


10 posted on 11/03/2009 4:30:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: DavidAccord

Problem wiht Chrome it is a data miner and caputers and reports on anywhere you go. Not that I have a problem with any weird site just don’t like concept.


11 posted on 11/03/2009 4:31:52 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: edcoil

I bumped a group of keys on my keyboard, which evidently toggled on a “feature,” by which every time I hit a / or a ‘ (slash or apostrophe), a “Quicksearch” box opens at the bottom of the window.

Even after consulting Firefox’s “Help” forums, the only way to stop it was to do a System Restore. It hasn’t come back—yet.

It still happens when I’m reading a page, but not when I am typing in a data/text field, like right now.


12 posted on 11/03/2009 4:32:44 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: edcoil

Punt, Reboot.


13 posted on 11/03/2009 4:33:45 PM PST by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: edcoil

Chrome can be as private as you want it to be . It also has incognito mode.

The only downside to Chrome is that it has no add ons , as opposed to Firefox. It is much faster than Firefox though.


14 posted on 11/03/2009 4:35:58 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: edcoil

Someone else on FR had the same problem that you are describing. He blamed it on Vista, but it is obviously a Firefox glitch. .


15 posted on 11/03/2009 4:37:35 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: edcoil

Problem with Chrome is, it is a data miner and captures and reports on anywhere you go. Not that I have a problem with any weird site just don’t like concept. Notice when you start it up all the previous sites are saved and given as options.


16 posted on 11/03/2009 4:37:51 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: DavidAccord

Interesting, this is my only Vista machine. All others XP.


17 posted on 11/03/2009 4:38:27 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

That is your “Find” feature cranking up with the expectation you are searching for text on the page. I was so used to hitting “Ctrl-F” that it was annoting at first. Now if I accidentally hit a key I just hit escape to get out of it. Not sure if there is a configuration feature to manage this but I would imagine there is. If it really bugs ya, try binging the config features of “about:config”


18 posted on 11/03/2009 4:40:15 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: edcoil

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2373420/posts


19 posted on 11/03/2009 4:41:58 PM PST by DavidAccord
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To: edcoil

The last couple of Firefox upgrades have slowed my machine down - sometimes when opening Freerepublic, it hangs up and goes to the ask.com search page. One chat room I used to frequent kicks me completely off the web if clicked upon.


20 posted on 11/03/2009 4:44:18 PM PST by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: dainbramaged
Try the following Add-ons:

For speed: FireDownload, and Tweak Network

Others: BetterPrivacy, Clear Private Data, Ghostery, Trackerwatcher, Clear Private Data, Cooliris....Add Block Plus, I have to turn it off sometimes, I can't open multiple windows.

21 posted on 11/03/2009 4:54:45 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: edcoil
Just the default plug-ins and shockwave, none of which has anything to do with the spellchecker.=. the only extension I download and use is NoScript.

If your mouse operations are not working as they should, then I would check your mouse setups. I have not seen anything in preferences (tools - options for you winders users) that would indicate a setting for it.

22 posted on 11/03/2009 4:55:12 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: dainbramaged

I upgraded to 3.5.4 a couple weeks ago and it lost 2/3 of my former firefox bookmarks. Any easy remedies for this, or any chance of getting them back?


23 posted on 11/03/2009 4:57:21 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: dainbramaged

Go to tools, options and clear all cache. That should help and defrag your disk.


24 posted on 11/03/2009 5:03:03 PM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: BerryDingle

Their is a profile directory with all this in it. I am not sure how I did it. My machine died but slaved the old drive. I may have imprted it to exlorer then to the new Firefox. I can’t remember the details, but I am pretty sure you can do it. It will take some research.


25 posted on 11/03/2009 5:08:12 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: BerryDingle

An upgrade should not affect your bookmarks at all. They’re an HTML file in your personal app data directory. And Firefox does keep, at least on Linux, a bookmark backup directory.


26 posted on 11/03/2009 5:08:25 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: edcoil
Are you talking about a misspelled word in the reply box that the FR software puts up?
27 posted on 11/03/2009 9:15:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Geert Wilders)
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To: edcoil

I would like to know how to disable all that Google-analytics crap.
Don’t need it.
Don’t want it!!


28 posted on 11/03/2009 9:21:12 PM PST by djf (Maybe life ain't about the doing - maybe it's just the trying... Hey, I don't make the rules!)
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To: djf
I would like to know how to disable all that Google-analytics crap.

Use the Firefox extension "NoScript". It allows you to selectively allow or disallow JavaScripts in a granular way. You can allow the primary site to run their script to get the content you want, but disallow Google, or any other third party, off site scripting.

29 posted on 11/04/2009 5:01:53 AM PST by AFreeBird
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