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Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?

kendall 26 Nov 12 - 12:10 PM
Bill D 26 Nov 12 - 12:25 PM
Stilly River Sage 26 Nov 12 - 12:33 PM
kendall 26 Nov 12 - 01:33 PM
Megan L 26 Nov 12 - 01:39 PM
JohnInKansas 26 Nov 12 - 04:58 PM
GUEST,Tony 26 Nov 12 - 05:04 PM
GUEST,999 26 Nov 12 - 05:22 PM
Newport Boy 26 Nov 12 - 05:25 PM
Sandra in Sydney 26 Nov 12 - 07:05 PM
kendall 26 Nov 12 - 07:11 PM
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GUEST,kendall 27 Nov 12 - 07:10 AM
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GUEST,Big bamboo 27 Nov 12 - 10:07 AM
GUEST,k-1 27 Nov 12 - 10:35 AM
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Subject: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: kendall
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 12:10 PM

Spell check works on yahoo and on hotmail but it doesn't appear on Mudcat no matter how bad my spelling it. Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 12:25 PM

Spell check is not dependent on Mudcat. It is linked to the program doing the accessing of a site. Yahoo & Hotmail do have resident spell checkers.

Browsers now 'usually' have it, as do mail programs. I use a standalone spell checker that follows everything I try to type no matter where I am...thus I often get 2 checks-- underlined in my browser & 'beeped' at me in TinySpell.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 12:33 PM

I have browsers set to use spell check. I like the Google Toolbar because it has a spell check but that only works in IE these day, it hasn't kept up with Firefox and Chrome figures they don't need it, I suppose.

Check your browser preferences.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: kendall
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 01:33 PM

Check my browser's preference? You are addressing a functional illiterate here! :-) How?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Megan L
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 01:39 PM

I probably depends on your browser in google i went to the far right of the toolbar and clicked on the thing that looks like a wrench then on tools on the toolbar options then save


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 04:58 PM

Fairly generally, if you right click on a blank spot in a toolbar you will get a menu of things you can do to change the toolbar. This works on lots of different Windows bars and for quite a few applications like browsers.

On the Google toolbar, the menu includes only the items you don't already have icons showing for, but if spell check isn't up, it should be on the list. (The label is just "Check" with a little green checkmark on an "A" for the icon picture.)

Mine disappeared a while back, probably because of either an IE update or a Google update. Never figured out where it went, but I finally managed to get it put back with the right-click trick.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: GUEST,Tony
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 05:04 PM

In Firefox v13.01 it's:
Options > Advanced > General > Browsing > "Check my spelling as I type"


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 05:22 PM

Kendall, I understand. Last time I clicked something the toolbar ended up vertically where it had been horizontal at the bottom, and something else I clicked made my machine double-download stuff to both music and pictures. There was likely an instruction booklet with the machine when I first got it, but that wouldn't have helped either because the print's too small to read. And now in pictures I have a ton of pictures and I have no idea what any of them are until I open them. Every day is a new adventure.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Newport Boy
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 05:25 PM

In Firefox v13.0.1 on Linux it's:
Edit > Preferences > Advanced > General > Browsing > "Check my spelling as I type"

Phil


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:05 PM

In Firefox 16.0.2 it's not under Edit, but under Firefox & is already ticked so my Personal Help Desk must have set it when he installed this iMAc.

sandra


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: kendall
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:11 PM

That box is already ticked and still no Spell check.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:16 PM

k-1

Assuming you're using Windows, in Windows Explorer you should be able to click on View and select "Large Icons" and be able to see a thumbnail view of each picture file that's usually big enough to tell what the picture is. That way you can see several pictures at a time without having to open each one in a viewer. Good viewers/image editors may have a "browse" view that's even more flexible and gives a little better picture without actually opening files.

If you right click on a blank space on any of the toolbars one of the options should be "lock toolbar." If you click and put a check mark on that one, it will prevent the bars from moving around. Otherwise you can drag many of them to strange places. With the "lock" on you have to uncheck it before they'll move (accidentally or on purpose).

The even more disconcerting happening is when one of them disappears completely. That usually (well, sometimes) means it got dragged off the screen (a.k.a. "hidden"), and if you hover on the edge where it's hiding you can usually drag it back into view. Turning on the lock also prevents them from being dragged out of sight as well.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:47 PM

999, it's a bitch when your toolbar goes vertical all unexpectedly like that...

Seriously, you dragged it there accidentally and can drag it back. I did that once on an older (90s) version of Windows and almost had to ask for help.

Kendall, I could ask you what browser you're using to start off, but I think your best bet is to find offspring that can/will help. JiK, you'll probably have to explain how he gets to Windows Explorer, but it was 999 who lost control of his toolbar.

I have Firefox for Windows, and the spell-check is automatically installed. We still don't know what browser Kendall's using.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 07:48 PM

Wel jes fuk yu ef you kant spel........yu kan se thet i kan.



Spah


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 08:57 PM

Spaw, I think we done kilt it!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 26 Nov 12 - 11:34 PM

Jeri -

My last post was all addressed specifically to "999."

Consider the common expression "One *** short of a ###," that has numerous variations, with most variations occasionally applicable to a number of people here.

To make it specific to this particular one:

k = thousand is pretty well known

k-1 = 999

Since he knows how to see what files he has he apparently knows that Windows Explorer is how you show them, one would think (?).

Related to the complaint about duplicate files, in older Windows versions if you selected a file or a group of files and attempted to "drag and drop" them somewhere else, losing your grip on the mouse button so that they "dropped" back into the same place would make a copy of each of them, identified by a copy number ((2), (3), etc) tacked onto the filename. I found copies up to (7) on one person's machine due to this behavior. (I've called it "twitchy finger syndrome" in her honor.)

So far as I've seen this particular DragNDrop behavior doesn't appear in Win7, but if the duplicates have a number in parentheses on some of them this is probably the mostly likely cause.

You can get the same "numbered copies" result if you Copy (Ctl-C) from one folder and Paste (Ctl-V) into a different folder where files with the same names already exist, but you should be asked whether you want to replace the existing one in the target folder, or copy and keep both copies (which will number the new copy), or skip the file.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 07:10 AM

I have IE and Firefox. Windows 7


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Jeri
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 08:10 AM

John,thanks for explaining. I thought "k-1" was shorthand for "kendall" (kendall without the endal).


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: GUEST,Big bamboo
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:07 AM

Aye reely downt no!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: GUEST,k-1
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 10:35 AM

JiK: thanks you for that info. Very kind of you to clarify what has for me been a confusing situation.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 11:52 AM

999 -

Of course you recognized it as just a friendly little tweak(?).

Perhaps the reason I thought of it was my slight curiosity about how you came up with 999 for a name, but of course sometimes the curiosity is more fun than the fact so I wouldn't want to have you spoil my delusions.

On the other hand, some here have implied thinking both of us may be about one brick short of a load - or a picket short of a fence; but I think I'm a couple of whatever ahead of you on whichever gets picked.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 12:15 PM

"999" Song... "sing ninety-nine & ninety".

I always liked to think the devil made him do it...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 12:46 PM

Your suggestions work wonderfully. My toolbar is locked and I've been looking through pics with the large icon. Many many thanks, John.

##################################

"Of course you recognized it as just a friendly little tweak(?)."

You bet.

"Perhaps the reason I thought of it was my slight curiosity about how you came up with 999 for a name, but of course sometimes the curiosity is more fun than the fact so I wouldn't want to have you spoil my delusions."

It is so simple, but I won't burst the bubble on ya.

"On the other hand, some here have implied thinking both of us may be about one brick short of a load - or a picket short of a fence; but I think I'm a couple of whatever ahead of you on whichever gets picked."

More than a couple, JiK. Even in light years.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Spell check left Mudcat. why?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 27 Nov 12 - 12:52 PM

Well, at one point I was thinking more like 666 upside down ...

... Made me think about all the Devilish lore I know, but of course that led to "Damn Yankees" and I got distracted by "What Lola Wants" and never finished that train of analysis ...

John


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