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Firefox U3 and Spellbound...

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Firefox U3 and Spellbound...

Is anybody aware of a workaround for installing the Spellbound extension for Firefox?

If you try from Spellbound's homepage, or by saving the spellbound_0.7.3.xpi file (right-click, "save link as..."):

It attempts to install as any other extension (opens up the software installation dialogue box, you press "Install Now", and the Extensions box pops up, displaying the progress). Problem is, it then displays the following error message(s):

"Spellbound 0.7.3/Mozilla SpellCheck Libraries could not be installed because it is not compatible with Firefox (Spellbound 0.7.3/Mozilla SpellCheck Libraries will only work with Firefox versions from 0.9 to 1.0+)"

This is rather confusing because this (0.7.3) is the version it recommends when you visit the install page ["From your user agent it appears that you are using a Firefox 1.0+ Trunk build for Windows
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060909 Firefox/].

It then takes you to a page that says:

"SpellBound version 0.7.3: Successful
Spell Check Libraries for Windows: Successful

Please restart your browser."

...which is obviously incorrect.

Now, in Spellbounds FAQs they list the files that are downloaded, and I searched for them and tried the copy&paste installation method (which worked perfectly for me when I utilized it to intall Shockwave):

1) I copied the entire "spellbound@exchangecode" folder from the "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxxnn.default\extensions" folder, and pasted it in the "X:\System\Apps\3C9F7B3F-D55C-42cd-8537-B878518B73AF\Data\profile\extensions" folder, and

2) Copied the "dictionaries" folder from the "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox" folder, and pasted it in the "X:\System\Apps\3C9F7B3F-D55C-42cd-8537-B878518B73AF\Exec\firefox" folder.

When I restarted Firefox U3, Spellbound now shows up in my extensions and on the right-click context menu, but it does not function. I purposely type gobbledygook yet no red squigglies.

Anybody able to help? A spellchecker is an absolute necessity for me.


Last seen: 17 years 5 months ago
Joined: 2007-02-07 03:43

You have to uh, change the dictionary in the spell check dialog box. Yeah.


Oh, well. This can function as a walk through for people who, like me, couldn't figure this out or find anywhere that offered assistance.

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