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Windows 7: Spell checker recognizes errors but does not correct them

23 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Spell checker recognizes errors but does not correct them

My spell checker in Word works fine. However in Gmail, Google, Facebook and some other progs it finds the error, underlines it in red, I click on the word and it shows the correct spelling, but does not correct it.

This is the first time I have had this problem. It is intermittent. Sometimes it works as it should, others, no.

I typed this sentence

spel thas wurd lut me knsw yuo hsve anu preblums

and it corrected it to,

spel thas wurd lut me knsw you hsve anu problems


Apprecaiet any help


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23 Nov 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... What other programs do you have problems with the Spell Checker ... I know Google has a bug with theirs only works some times ... No idea about Facebook as i don't use it
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23 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Maxie, I have problems with all the other programs except Liber Office suite. Is there some overall Windows 7 Spell checker that I can fix?
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23 Nov 2013   #4

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... Spell check is not a function built into operating systems. It us usually included in other programs you install, such as word processors and e-mail clients... So you would need to check which programs you have problems with..
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23 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi there ... Spell check is not a function built into operating systems. It us usually included in other programs you install, such as word processors and e-mail clients... So you would need to check which programs you have problems with..

Maxie, there is something weird across the board about this. Having the same problem with too many programs. Could there be some malware affecting so many programs?

I understand what you are saying about each program having its own spell checker, but don't understand how all these programs could be affected in the same way at the same time.

An oft-asked question, Do I have a ghost in the machine?
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23 Nov 2013   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

A typical spell checker in browsers does not auto correct. You know of course you have to manually select the correct word from suggestions?
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Kari


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23 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Kari,

Thanks for the screenshot. I appreciate the effort you made here.

The boggle is that when I DO select the correct word, it does not (always - sometimes it works) replace the incorrect word. I never really learned to type, so I make lots of errors.
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23 Nov 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Which browser you use?
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23 Nov 2013   #9

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... Would have to agree with Kari .. Its more than likely your browser is the problem
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23 Nov 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Which browser you use?

I think that you are onto something here. I am using Chrome, latest edition.
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