Open Bug 355331 Opened 14 years ago Updated 11 years ago

spell checker should give more suggestion

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(Core :: Spelling checker, enhancement)

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(Reporter: BijuMailList, Unassigned)

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spell checker should give more suggestions

Compared to OpenOffice Writer another open-source app, Firefox/Thunderbird give less number of items in spell-suggestion, so many times I dont see the word I am looking for in the menu.

one good example "7 dats" 
FF/TB dont show "days" when OOo show many more entries along with "days" as one of them.

This example was a simple one, but many time i end up using a word processor.
I think this is a bad idea. The menu is in grave danger in being too long already. Many commercial applications like MS Word only suggest a few in the menu for this reason.

Suggestions after the first 5 are seldom useful. The fact that the correct spelling is occasionally not in the top 5 is a result of the spellchecker being so bad. There is a bug on replacing it with something better.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Suggestions after the first 5 are seldom useful. 
number depends on people, I dont see any prob. with 20
so it should be at least a about:config pref item

alternatively you can provide a menu item "more spellings..." with a submenu of a large list
(In reply to comment #2)
> alternatively you can provide a menu item "more spellings..." with a submenu of
> a large list

See above re: context menu bloat and clarity. This would be even worse than the pref since it would force everybody to live with the extra (normally useless) crap.

(In reply to comment #3)
> extra (normally useless)
> crap.

not for me and many others....
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > extra (normally useless)
> > crap.
> 
> not for me and many others....

An extra context menu that affects everybody is not a worthwhile tradeoff for a few power users that want to see 20 options. That's what extensions and SeaMonkey are for.
Assignee: mscott → nobody
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Duplicate of this bug: 557169
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