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Hi Madison, welcome to the Community!
Confluence Cloud doesn't have a native spellchecker. We rely on the native browser spellchecker - here's some info about the built-in spellchecker for various browsers:
Do you notice spellcheck working on other sites, for example, here in Community? If not, sounds like the spellcheck in your browser may have become disabled.
For answer completeness, I'll mention that there is an addon in the marketplace for spellcheck in Confluence Server. I see that you're on Cloud, but this might be useful for someone on Server hitting this question from Google.
Not broken here. Works fine in chrome with confluence cloud.
Doesn't work for me as well. I even tried using a plugin to help it along, but no dice. I switched to google docs. Couldn't take the loss of time anymore.
The problem still happens with Firefox 82.0.
Spellchecking is active and works on other sites but not on confluence.
My guess is that the "text-area" that is in use by confluence (and jira), is not a standard text UI element, but a JS driven html tag (div / span / etc), and this makes the spellchecking not working as expected (perhaps is working on the hidden "text-area" html element that is used as a proxy to hold the input).
Definitivelly not a Firefox or a configuration issue, and previous reports of this issue start at 6 years ago (perhaps when Atlassian changed the way the text areas worked?).
Its weird its not working for all you people. I am a Chrome user and have never had an issue with the spellchecker not working. Since some people were having issues in Firefox I logged into Firefox and tried it and it works there for me as well
Cutting straight to the chase, Confluence does not have a spellchecker natively. The possibilities I can see are these:
- We are using the browser native spellchecker and for some reason, it stopped working
- We have a plugin that allows us to have the spellchecking powers in Confluence
If you happen to use Grammarly, there is a feature request connected to this browser plugin:
The plugin for spellchecking, however, is available solely for Confluence Server. For anyone on the server platform, you can check this on the plugin pages:
In case you are using the browser’s spellchecker, you can check here for guidance with the feature for Firefox and chrome:
I hope this helps you out @Madison.Luu ! Let us hear from you.