Support » Fixing WordPress » Two issues: 2.1 doesn’t include Firefox spellcheck; button placement

  • Resolved tamar

    (@tamar)


    Hi,

    I have two issues. First of all, I know that WordPress has a built-in spellcheck but I’m very used to the spellcheck that works as you type and is built into Firefox 2.0. When I installed WordPress 2.1 Ella, I lost this functionality. It doesn’t automatically give a red line under misspelled words. Instead, I have to essentially remember to click on the spellcheck button on the code browser. Is there any way to have the code editor support Mozilla’s spellcheck so that I don’t inadvertently publish a post without spellchecking it, assuming I’ve spelled everything properly (since I’m not warned otherwise)?

    The other thing was just in terms of the popup window and also comment moderation. The button placement for Insert/Cancel and No/Yes (respectively) is really horrible. I’ve clicked “Cancel” so many times when I intended to insert a new URL or image. I am afraid I’ll actually disallow a comment by clicking No…

    Are there any plans on the horizon to eliminate the confusion in these areas? 🙂

    Thanks!

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Turn off the visual rich editor and you will get the spellcheck back. This is a Firefox issue, I think. Don’t see any solution short of using the old editor.

    You can do this in Users->Your Profile.

    tamar

    (@tamar)

    Thanks Otto. I really like the new visual rich editor (the one in WordPress 2.0.7 and earlier did not have this issue) so I’d love it if this “bug” is fixable.

    tamar

    (@tamar)

    Any ideas on the button placement?

    supor1t

    (@supor1t)

    I don’t think this is a FireFox bug. FireFox will check the spelling if you right click in the text field and select “spell check this field.” FireFox auto checks fields with <textarea></textarea> Perhaps the WP 2.1 field is mislabeled?

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    tamar

    (@tamar)

    Thanks Otto!

    tamar

    (@tamar)

    Oops double post. 😉 (Connection timeout?)

    (On that note … I still wonder about those buttons!)

    supor1t

    (@supor1t)

    Otto, good find & great plugin!

    I definitely think WP 2.1 should follow your lead and set “gecko_spellcheck : true,” by default.

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