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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 6:45 am

Torisugari wrote:Thank you for many feedbacks, and I'm feeling sorry for those who tested the crashy version.

bozz wrote:if you could combine the components and make it just one xpi installation.

Spell checker components are a mature product, which have been polished for 3 years. On the other hand, my front end said hello to firebird just 3 days ago, still having a lot of things to do. Another reason for keep them separate is DL size; 450K and 17K. And components are not cross platform. However, in the future, if FE would be stable enough, I might change my mind.

Geronimo wrote:Even with a new profile

It's no strange. Generally speaking, creating a new profile solves various problems like a charm, but in this case, spellchecker components are installed into your program directory so that it didn't help you. Please click the link below and try again.

http://mozcafe.com/xpi/spellchecker_1.5a.xpi


I installed 1.5A AND THE UPDATED FRONT END. iT CRASHED ANYWAY.








Probably I should combine them.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 7:14 am

this extension works pretty good. only thing i found is that it sometimes highlights words which are spelled correct and it gives the exact word as replacement but the replace button is greyed out. and i want to suggest a hotkey combination so that you don't need to use the mouse since your hands on the keyboard.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 7:41 am

I even tried deleting my install and starting from scratch using the links above. I still crash. Nice idea. MAket hat a great idea but I can't use it.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 8:49 am

Torisugari,

Thanks for this great work. I hope you will prepare a front end for the Mozilla Suite as well. The spellchecker is already built into the suite, so the front end needs only hook into it, right?

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 9:41 am

another suggestion. is it possible to not let the spell checker check http-links...

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 10:26 am

I tried all install links - still crashes every time for me. :(

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 10:59 am

Geronimo wrote:I installed 1.5A AND THE UPDATED FRONT END. iT CRASHED ANYWAY.

lynchknot wrote:I tried all install links - still crashes every time for me. :(


Okay, then how about this one?

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... lcheck.xpi

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 12:27 pm

I got a stupid question. How do you install it? I let it install (so I thought) and I cannot find a way to access it.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 12:30 pm

Torisugari wrote:
Geronimo wrote:I installed 1.5A AND THE UPDATED FRONT END. iT CRASHED ANYWAY.

lynchknot wrote:I tried all install links - still crashes every time for me. :(


Okay, then how about this one?

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... lcheck.xpi

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7


Werks great!
ps added werks!

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 2:27 pm

Still crashing for me. This is the error I see:

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 4:51 pm

i got that error once, i think i just restarted the browser.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 4:58 pm

BT_Justice wrote:I got a stupid question. How do you install it? I let it install (so I thought) and I cannot find a way to access it.

BTJustice
I highlight a word or groups of words in a textbox or input box, right click and select spellcheck.

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Post Posted November 16th, 2003, 9:54 pm

I don't get that when I highlight text and right-click on it. Hmmm...

BTJustice

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Post Posted November 17th, 2003, 4:50 am

Today I tried several builds and they worked for me.



After exit firebird, deleting components\compreg.dat and components\xpi.dat might solves crash problem, though I'm not sure at all.
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Post Posted November 17th, 2003, 5:43 am

aaron wrote:The only thing (ui) that I would change is to have a visible border for the text display at the top, like there is a border for the "replace with" and "suggestions" boxes.

I added to css
Code: Select all
border: 2px inset ThreeDFace;
Is there anything else to improve?

TychoQuad wrote:Feature request though... could you add the ability to check words in line... just change the background behind them or maybe even an MS Office style squiggly line under the offending word?

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean. What is in line and what is squiggle? Screen shot, please.
Dan Kies wrote:I hope you will prepare a front end for the Mozilla Suite as well. The spellchecker is already built into the suite, so the front end needs only hook into it, right?

Right! And I did it. Take a look at the previous post.

sboulema wrote:only thing i found is that it sometimes highlights words which are spelled correct and it gives the exact word as replacement but the replace button is greyed out. and i want to suggest a hotkey combination so that you don't need to use the mouse since your hands on the keyboard.

Hmm, I've never experienced it. Is it reproducible? And Yes, hotkey is a very good idea! But we think about what key should be assigned, very carefully. It's too late to change it when your fingers get used to that action. Ctrl + S is assigned Save Page as, and Ctrl + C is Cut. I think Ctrl + some key is better, but Alt(meta) + S may be safer. What do you think?


another suggestion. is it possible to not let the spell checker check http-links...

Thunderbird has this feature. However, you know, thunderbird components crashes firebird. And I guess this change would be the reason to crash. If strings contained "http://", firebird crashed at 100%... Please wait till Mozilla 1.5b.

http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172186
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=116242

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