User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0 Build Identifier: version 2 beta 2 (20070116) The spell check feature in Thunderbird 2b2 on Mac OSX doesn't not work. * I've downloaded and installed the English language pack from https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/dictionaries/?lang=en-US. * In the preferences under Composition > Spelling, both spell check options are checked. * When misspelling words (for example: "adfasdfs"), I do not get the inline spell check underline. * When clicking Options > Check Spelling the dialog says there are no misspelled words. I've just downloaded a new version of TB2b2, put it in another directory and run it on a fresh profile and experienced the same problem. The nightly 3a1 build works as expected -- but this is for version 3.0, right? Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Verify spell checking is turned on in preferences under Composition > Spelling 2. Compose email with misspelled words 3. Notice no underlines and spell check dialog does not find any misspellings.
I have an intel mac running 10.4.8 and am not seeing this. Are you seeing any messages in the console? Any other symptoms?
I don't see any errors in the Error Console for inline misspellings, however, I get this error that I get when I open the Check Spelling dialog: Error: uncaught exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004003 (NS_ERROR_INVALID_POINTER) [nsIEditorSpellCheck.GetNextMisspelledWord]" nsresult: "0x80004003 (NS_ERROR_INVALID_POINTER)" location: "JS frame :: chrome://editor/content/EdSpellCheck.js :: NextWord :: line 298" data: no]
Any thoughts on what I might do to resolve this? Could it be a bad install?
Can you try a clean install without the extra dictionary and see if you have the problem? I am not sure what else to suggest.
OK, I removed: * /Applications/Thunderbird.app * ~/Library/Thunderbird/ Downloaded the en-US Thunderbird 2.0b2 from http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/all-beta.html It seems to be working now. When I tried to port over the prefs.js it broke again, so I'll diff the files to try to find the problem.
While you are checking that. Why did you feel the need to install a en-us langauge pack? If you got the default en-us TB, then you should not have needed this. Did you start with a TB that had been localized for some other language and then needed to install English?
I originally was using TB 1.5 for en-us, then upgraded to the 2.0 beta. When the spell checking stopped working, I decided to install the language pack in hopes of fixing the problem. I suspect it's something in the prefs.js. When I created a new profile, and tried to reuse the old prefs.js -- the same problem occurred. With a fresh prefs.js everything works fine.
Can you attach the old and new prefs.js files?
I found the problem. For some reason the "spellchecker.dictionary" pref was set to "en" instead of "en-US". I'm not sure how this got changed, but somehow this occurred after installing the TB 2.0 beta 2. I also had the Lightening extension installed -- if that's any help.
I cannot cause the problem by setting the preference. Can you upload your two prefs.js files?
OK, they're attached. This is for my corporate mail, so I've had to 'xxx' out the server paths, etc; sorry.
also doesn't fail for me if pref set to "en", version 3.0a1pre (2007110302) and 184.108.40.206pre dupe of bug 366255?
Summary: Spell check does not work at all → Spell check does not work after upgrade to TB 2.0 beta
Reporter, does this still occur in the latest supported stable 2.0.0.x? (it is known that spell check is borky / broken on the trunk)
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-07-31
RESO INCO per lack of response to last comment. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-07-31
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