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Windows 7: Browser Spell check

06 Feb 2010   #1
0Gravity

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Browser Spell check

Hi All,
I recently upgraded from XP to Win7 and in my old setup I was using IE8 and I had IE7Pro running on it and I had spell checking that worked just like it does in Firefox ie...when you misspell a word it underlined it and then you could Right Click the word and pick from some suggestions! Well since I loaded Win7 with IE8 and IE7pro I get a different looking solid red underline instead of the squiggly looking one I am used to, and now it just underlines the word and when right clicked it does not give any suggestions at all...you have to manually make the correction and guess at the correct spelling! Does the IE7 pro spell check not work right anymore, or did I have another spell checker add-on loaded that I forgot about? If so does anyone know what it was? I tried the Google Toolbar add-on spellchecker and you have to hit the button whenever you want to spell-check, it does not do it "On the fly" like I am used to.
Thanks In advance,
Mike


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06 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome to the Forum OGravity,

Sorry the old spell check type add-on is gone. Here are some opinions and feeling about that subject.
Why doesn't IE8 have spell check? - Yahoo! Answers

I wish you all the best.
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06 Feb 2010   #3
zap

Windows 7
 
 

This works well on Windows 7 and the IE8 browser:

ieSpell - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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06 Feb 2010   #4
Shine

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I agree with zap the iespell check seems to work well for me.
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06 Feb 2010   #5
0Gravity

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks for the suggestions, as I said in my post I have tried the Google Toolbar one and it works fine but you have to activate it when you are ready to spellcheck, which is not a huge deal....it is just not as convenient as the one that used to spellcheck as you typed....and it sounds as if the iespell is the same way as Google's app....I will probably just start using firefox...as I hear it is a better browser anyway....it is just a bit different then IE so I will have to get used to using it, as I have always just used IE.
Thanks again for the responses,
Mike
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07 Feb 2010   #6
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 0Gravity View Post
Thanks for the suggestions, as I said in my post I have tried the Google Toolbar one and it works fine but you have to activate it when you are ready to spellcheck, which is not a huge deal....it is just not as convenient as the one that used to spellcheck as you typed....and it sounds as if the iespell is the same way as Google's app....I will probably just start using firefox...as I hear it is a better browser anyway....it is just a bit different then IE so I will have to get used to using it, as I have always just used IE.
Thanks again for the responses,
Mike
It won't take long getting used to Firefox. If you begin to like it, you'll be hooked. I still use it in Win XP. I still have and run versions going back to 1.0 and before. My favorite is 1.5 which is still set as my default browser. In Win 7, I don't use Firefox. I'm really liking IE8 and how well it works in Win 7. Anyone have screenshots of this IESpell thingy? Does it drag down performance of IE8 any?
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07 Feb 2010   #7
KremmenUK

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

One of the nice things about FF is that is has many spellcheck flavours for many countries.

British English one for me
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07 Feb 2010   #8
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zap View Post
This works well on Windows 7 and the IE8 browser:

ieSpell - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shine View Post
I agree with zap the iespell check seems to work well for me.
Have to agree, iespell hasn't been in dev for a while but works just fine.
Just install and forget about it.
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07 Feb 2010   #9
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zap View Post
This works well on Windows 7 and the IE8 browser:

ieSpell - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shine View Post
I agree with zap the iespell check seems to work well for me.
Have to agree, iespell hasn't been in dev for a while but works just fine.
Just install and forget about it.
Just installed. It seems to work fairly decent.
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08 Feb 2010   #10
0Gravity

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
It won't take long getting used to Firefox. If you begin to like it, you'll be hooked. I still use it in Win XP. I still have and run versions going back to 1.0 and before. My favorite is 1.5 which is still set as my default browser. In Win 7, I don't use Firefox. I'm really liking IE8 and how well it works in Win 7. Anyone have screenshots of this IESpell thingy? Does it drag down performance of IE8 any?
Yes I am really liking IE8 also....so I might try iespell or Google's Spellcheck for a while and see if they will suffice!
Thanks,
Mike
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