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Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query

katlaughing 22 Nov 09 - 09:48 PM
Bill D 22 Nov 09 - 10:35 PM
katlaughing 23 Nov 09 - 11:18 AM
EBarnacle 23 Nov 09 - 11:23 AM
katlaughing 23 Nov 09 - 12:04 PM
katlaughing 23 Nov 09 - 01:00 PM
katlaughing 23 Nov 09 - 01:05 PM
catspaw49 23 Nov 09 - 01:31 PM
Bill D 23 Nov 09 - 01:36 PM
Acme 23 Nov 09 - 05:42 PM
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Subject: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & it's on
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 09:48 PM

Any idea how to make Firefox automatic spellchecker work when it is ticked ON and isn't working? I had to dump all add-ons the other day for some other problem, then added it back in. It is in the ON position but won't show no matter what I do.

And, while I am at it, have any of you downloaded the new AVG version 9? It says it won't be available after Dec. 1st, so I've tried several times. Each time it says it is trying to establish an internet connection and then claims it cannot. I am ON the internet when it tells me it cannot connect AND the one time it looked as though it loaded all of the files, the green bar was almost all the way to the right...it failed, again, so I have given up.

Thanks for any help on either.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Nov 09 - 10:35 PM

I think it is just excessive demand for AVG ... I got it the other day, even though it was slow.

And when you say "dump" add-ons, I have visions of something more than uninstall. Could it be a new version of something? My add-ons have been updating at a prodigious rate these days.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 11:18 AM

Thanks, BillD. Apparently I needed to install a dictionary or two, my choice. Must've accidentally dumped the one I had in there. Plus, for some reason it seems the google toolbar made it happier. I don't esp. like it and don't use it, but I love spellchecker, so...I may disable the toolbar and see if the speller still works.

Now, on to AVG!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 11:23 AM

I believe that AVG was telling you that support for earlier versions will not be available after December 1.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 12:04 PM

Ah, I'll bet you're right. It was a popup so I wasn't careful in reading it, but that makes sense. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 01:00 PM

So, I clicked on the popup, you were right, EB, and I downloaded the latest update to version 9. Great, opened the saved to file .exe, started the install process which is where it then tells me "AVG Setup is checking your internet connection, please wait." This is in a box which came up when I clicked on Install and is titled, "AVG Download Manager." In the time it took me to type this and correct typos, it is still running a "Connectivity Check!"


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 01:05 PM

Oh! I think I figured it out. It finally connected, I pushed Next, I chose the Free Version, hit Finish and it disappeared. Next, I clicked on my AVG icon which says I am all up to date with the latest update listed for today and version 8.5.425 which I guess it would show instead of the new 9? I am going to restart my computer to see if that shows the 9.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 01:31 PM

Like I said in the other thread, I had no problem but I really think AVG "trained" me how to download their freebie without getting run up and down the blind alleys and assorted dead ends they use to sell you. At first they sorta' pissed me off with all that but over the years I've loved the product so much I guess now I just get a laugh out of it. But damn if you don't have to be careful and read everydamn thing right til the end,,,,,,,then if you notice the last command or two have very clear instructions like they're saying, "Okay Buddy......You got thru the maze so here's your prize!"

Glad you made it katmyluv.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 01:36 PM

It IS the case that AVG is working hard recently to herd you toward their paid version. You have to pay attention. If they get TOO pushy or slow down my machine 'monitoring' everything, I know a couple others I can try.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: Acme
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 05:42 PM

I'm with you on that, Spaw. I know to expect that maze, and to have to look at several new screens before the free version (not the 30-day trail) is finally offered from AVG.

I've been getting some odd results from my Firefox when I use the Google toolbar spelling check. It can't seem to land directly on one word, it bridges the underline between a couple of words. Sometimes one of them is misspelled, but not usually. I find if I use Chrome that it is fairly polite when it does spell check as I type. In the past I would have eliminated the program's ability to check as I type, but it means I can add the word to my dictionary or simply have a correct document and not use the toolbar spell check (and despite being Chrome, there is no Google toolbar for Chrome. Kind of funny, that.)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Firefox auto spellchecker quit & AVG query
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Nov 09 - 05:45 PM

Well, I guess I did, Spawdarlin'...still nothing which says version 9, but maybe they will offer the freebie of it after Dec. 1st!?:-) I don't care as long as it continues doing such a great job. I've learned to watch the fine print, too!


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