Can't disable "check spelling as you type"




5 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: geoff, Unassigned, NeedInfo)


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Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [bugday-20140203])



5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20131205075310

Steps to reproduce:

Type anywhere -- text box, URL, you name it.  Text will be underlined as you type, regardless of the setting of the "check spelling as you type" option.

Actual results:

The annoying spell checker is activated.  Far worse, hitting the tab key to go to the next form field doesn't do so; instead it replaces the last-typed word with a random selection from the supposed list of corrections.  Nothing like typing my own e-mail address and having "edu" corrected to "du".

Expected results:

What's disabled ought to be DISABLED!

(And yes, I tried toggling the setting, and I looked under "spell" in about:config.)

Comment 1

5 years ago
Sounds like you have some other program doing it to all fields.  Does it happen in other GTK programs?
Flags: needinfo?(geoff)
Whiteboard: [bugday-20140203]

Comment 2

5 years ago
Got me.  Can you suggest a GTK program to test?
Flags: needinfo?(geoff)

Comment 3

5 years ago
I can't.

Anyway, Firefox does not check spelling in the URL bar or search field by default… Have you tried with a new profile or in safe mode?

GTK is used by GNOME, I think at least programs for GNOME 2 are based on a version of GTK similar to what Firefox uses.
Hi Geoff,

Are you still having this issue in newer versions of Firefox?
Flags: needinfo?(geoff)
Closing due to lack of response from the reporter. If this is still a pertinent issue, please reply with the information required. Thanks!
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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