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From "T. Bug Reporter" <>
Subject [allura:tickets] #7954 new markdown editor fails to trigger browser spell checkers
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:32:03 GMT
Is there any way to turn off this "SimpleMDE editor", and go back to a regular text box?  For
me (and I suspect for others as well), the loss of the spell checker far outweighs the other
improvements.  Now I have to compose messages in a separate program and paste the text in,
which means I don't ever get to use these improvements.


** [tickets:#7954] new markdown editor fails to trigger browser spell checkers**

**Status:** open
**Milestone:** unreleased
**Created:** Sat Aug 08, 2015 04:48 AM UTC by T. Bug Reporter
**Last Updated:** Mon Aug 10, 2015 01:53 PM UTC
**Owner:** nobody

>From <> (that posting apparently
failed to get anyone's attention there in the past week, so I'm cross-posting it here):

> With yesterday's [2015-07-30] change to the message input form (i.e. the box I'm typing
this into now), I find that my browser (Firefox 39) no longer invokes its spell-checker while
I'm typing. If I right-click the text area, I still get "Check Spelling" as an option, but
clicking that does nothing. The problem is apparently specific to this new form, because other
input boxes (such as the one at still flag misspelled words.
> Also, it's not specific to Firefox, or to newer browsers. I tested with Chrome, and with
old installations of Opera 12 and Safari for PC, and found the same behavior in all of them.


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