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Dear admins thank you for adding the spell checker. Now my posts are full of red underlines and I have to try different configurations to get rid of them.
if all else fails I go to my trusty Websters spell checker and put in my best guess and usually the correction appears or they say 'word not found" and I have to try again. I do have a dictionary but the words are too small in that and I have to use my reading glasses and a magnifying glass.
I wonder does anyone know if poor eyesight goes with dementia?????????
Perhaps my cataracts will be ready for removal next year. The Dr said usually between 70 and 80 and I am in the right age group.
Now to choose a topic i wonder what would be best, emotional wellbeing, tough issues, physical wellbeing, no I finally found it.
THANKS ADMINS you do listen to our needs.

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Veronica - that spell check is probably just the one built into your web browser. Right click on a squiggly line and it will give you a little list to pick from. There are also "accessibility options" that can give you larger fonts and high contrast, but YMMV on that.
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LOL I also use Veronica approach to learning my way around computers :)

GardenArtist, I was worried about downloading Firefox but knock on wood everything worked ok afterwards. Had a cold chill while it was in the downloading phase. In fact I usually have both IE and Firefox running at the same time as I keep my office email open while I am doing other stuff on the computer.
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splel chzeck,
by dam , i dont know if its AC or the computer im using . either way im nearly 57 yrs old , used to be a top competitor in the schoolwide spelling bee's , but im old now and i just dont care anymore . shortterm memory isnt good so if i took the time to spell something correctly id f it up an hour later .
its all about priorities now at my age . spent this afternoon rebuilding / reconnecting my shower up here in the house . i smell like the north end of a southbound goat . id rather have a hot shower than perfect spelling ..
and frying chicken . rather have fried chicken than proper spelling ..
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I have a couple of tiny diagonal lines in the right had bottom of the add your comment box and clicking and dragging that enlarges the box for me. I am using an HP laptop and AOL . I am also pretty ignorant about computers and use the " by gosh and by golly " that is keep clicking on something till something happens, then I can't remember what I did.
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I've been planning to switch from IE; that time is drawing closer and closer - just need to sit down and make sure that doing so doesn't lock up everything - never know about the MS bombs.

Thanks for checking on that issue for me.
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GardenArtist, you are correct... I just checked IE and there are no dots... dots not good :P

I've been using Firefox browser for this website on my desk top.
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FF, are the dots in the reply box? I've tried twice and I'm not getting any dots at all. I'm using IE 11; what browser are you using? I know that IE 11 has some major flaws; perhaps that's one.

I am using a desk top computer. Must be the browser.
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My browser already spell-checks for me, so I haven't seen any difference. Usually with spell-check if you right click the highlighted word different spelling options will pop up?
When I want to take the time to write something thoughtful or long I sometimes type it into my office program, then copy and paste it into the comments section when I am satisfied with it.(I do the same thing with emails)
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Fantastic..a spell checker :) My brain tends to move quicker then my typing so this is a welcome relief. Otherwise, I could proofread a post a half dozen times and not find an error until after I hit "post comment" or read a posting I made days earlier :P

GardenArtist, to get a larger post box go to the bottom right corner of the box... you will see some dots... put the Mouse on those dots and you will see a double arrow... now hold down the side side of the Mouse while pulling down the box... bravo... a much larger box. Now I did read where this won't work on all devices... it does work on a desk top computer.
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Veronica, I wasn't aware that spellcheck had been added, but it's a welcome addition.

If you're having trouble with correction via a dictionary,, could you use a word processor as an alternate? You can copy your post here into a Word document, same highlights will appear for misspelled words, then you can correct them.

If you need to know the exact correction steps, PM or post back. I don't remember how right now as usually the red lines remind me and I realize I've made a mistake or typo.

What I'd love to see now is a larger post box. It's possible to add an expansion function for longer replies; a few other forums I visit have them. It would be so much easier to proofread.
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