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How to enable Firefox spell checking in Confluence?

I used to have Firefox spell checking when editing pages in Confluence. Just noticed today that I do not. It's enabled in Firefox and works on other sites. Is there some way to get it back or is this yet another reason to switch to Chrome?

Confluence 5.4.4, Firefox 31.0.

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Has not been a problem for a while.

Spellcheck in Chrome works fine, but not in Firefox! Also tested it on a trial confluence cloud instance, same thing. Firefox version: 64.0.2

Looks like it's an intermittent problem, just came back. I guess it's yet another reason to switch to the better wiki that somebody might come out with one of these days.

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Davin Studer Community Leader Jul 30, 2014

The spell check functionality is not a fucntion of the wiki. That is implemented by the browser and if the browser is not working correctly you should look there for the fix.

That is not 100% truth. If the software is using non-standard ui elements to "emulate" a text box, the browsers (regardless of brand) may fail to activate the spellchecking on that ui element.

This is still an issue 6 years after.

Check out the new spell check plugin [Spellproof for Confluence|] now available on Atlassian's Marketplace.

You can check spelling and grammar on your Confluence pages in three different languages - English, French and German. 


> Disclosure: I work on the Spellproof plugin smile We would love any feedback!

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