I can't get spellchecker to work


  1. Posts : 10
    windows 10
       #1

    I can't get spellchecker to work


    Hi all, now for my second query. On windows 10 the spell checker is not working. I've checked settings and it is switched on. Is it a Google Chrome setting problem? It used to work OK on Windows 7 on my old laptop....
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  2. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi,which spell checker? There is one that works in UWP apps, but not other programs. Otherwise you're usually reliant on the spell checked in a particular program.

    It sounds as if your query is Chrome specific, rather than Win 10. If so you may prefer to use a Chrome forum, or you may be lucky here.
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  3. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, but what is a UWP app?! I'm using a bog standard laptop, (not Apple) nothing technical. Windows 7 built in spellchecker worked fine with every program I used, inc emails.
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  4. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you for saying it is probably a browser issue - you are quite right. I looked in help on Google Chrome and others had same issue - eventually found a fix mentioned that worked - right click any text field and tick the spellcheck It WORKS! Many thanks for your help.
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  5. Posts : 34,917
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Hi glad that was resolved.

    Your question:
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    UWP apps are those supplied via the Store, and with Windows such as Groove, Photos, even Settings.

    Unlike the programs you are familiar with they use a new programming paradigm- no exe's, no dll's, and generally no use of the registry.
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  6. Posts : 10
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks! So glad there are tech gurus around to help us plebs
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