Adding an option to enable spell checking for textboxes by default

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: sciguyryan, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows XP
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Description

12 years ago
Just an idea: would it be a good idea to add an option that would allow the user to globally enable spell checking in textboxes by default (as is done with the textarea spell check)?

Would be useful because a lot of people don't right click on the textboxes and probably don't know that its disabled for them by default and needs to eb activated.

Comment 1

12 years ago
You mean in chrome?
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Comment 2

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> You mean in chrome?
> 

Anywhere that would be easy for the user to find, it also sort of makes sense to allow the user to decide weather the textareas are checked by default too.

Comment 3

12 years ago
I meant what textboxes do you want to control? Chrome ones or ones on web pages? There is already a hidden pref that allows you to turn single-line spellchecking on by default. I doubt we'll do more than that.
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Comment 4

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> I meant what textboxes do you want to control? Chrome ones or ones on web
> pages? There is already a hidden pref that allows you to turn single-line
> spellchecking on by default. I doubt we'll do more than that.
> 

Sorry, I miss-understood the question. Control for the web page ones. I know you can right click on them and enable it manually but thats not always great because some people would forget and think the words are spelled correctly when its not actually being checked if you see what I mean?

Comment 5

12 years ago
Wouldn't this just be setting layout.spellcheckDefault to 2, or did you want UI for this?
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Comment 6

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> Wouldn't this just be setting layout.spellcheckDefault to 2, or did you want UI
> for this?
> 

Well because its a setting that a lot of people would probably use then maybe a GUI for it would be easier to use and find?

Comment 7

12 years ago
I actually would be in favor of removing this option in the hidden config. Somebody that doesn't right click on a textbox wouldn't be able to understand this obscure pref buried in the options either.

Very few single-line textboxes are appropriate for spellchecking. Now that we support the spellcheck attribute, we can evangelize those sites to set spellcheck="on"
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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