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Weblog:   What Happened to my Safari?
Subject:   It's work
Date:   2005-08-23 14:32:16
From:   alain_99
i just go to my other mac which have 10.4.2 to see what you say and it's just work. Spelling is activated in the Edit - Spelling-Check spelling as you type and when i control click on a mispell word it suggest a list with word and the other option of the control click. Don't know what happen to your.Fill a bug report.
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  • Derrick Story photo RE: It's work (text area vrs text input)
    2005-08-23 14:45:28  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Thanks for your help about where to turn on Spell Check :)

    Here's the test... if you look at the source code, it appears that spell check does work in a "text area," field, but does not work in a "text input" box.

    So if you're only testing this in a text area, it appears to be OK...

    But, here's the rub. And this is the weirdest thing. When I cleared my Autofill list as mentioned by jfew, the spelling started working in the text area fields (which had previously stopped working).

    As for bug reports. Yes I file them. But I like to make sure that it's really a bug and not operator error first.

    • Derrick Story photo RE: It's work (text area vrs text input)
      2005-08-23 15:06:40  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

      To add more craziness to this topic, I've got the text input fields working now after clearing out the "Other forms" cache in Autofill.

      Could this really be the connection? We just tested it on another computer here at O'Reilly, that also had the Autofill cache cleared, and got the same result. Spell check started working in the text boxes.

      Too weird to be true?
      • RE: It's work (text area vrs text input)
        2005-08-23 22:24:30  RevGreg [View]

        The "silver bullet" did not work on my system...I checked the code and ALL of the large text inputs in Movabletype are text area fields and they USED TO work with spell check. I cleared the caches, restarted Safari, and the even rebooted...no dice, it still doesn't work anymore.
        • Derrick Story photo RE: It's work (text area vrs text input)
          2005-08-23 22:41:01  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

          Ack! Believe me, I feel your pain.

          One thing I noticed when I was trouble-shooting this was that I had to keep telling Safari to "Check spelling while you type." For some reason it would forget.

          I don't know if it will help you, but I thought it was worth a mention.

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