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Spelling Panel does not work

Posted: 2004-01-14 11:38:34
by Paul Ingraham
Anyone else having this problem?

The Mac OS X Spelling Panel simply will not make an appearance for me in NWX.

I can check spelling while I type, and I get the nice underlined speling misteaks, and I can even use the contextual menus to correct and learn and so on.

But selection of Spelling... or Check Spelling from the edit menu or via hotkey has no effect whatsoever. Nothing happens. Zip, zero, nada.

Paul Ingraham
NWX 1.1.1
G4 1.25 1000/160/Combo, OS 10.3.2
iBook 300 320/6/CD, OS 10.3.2

Posted: 2004-01-19 12:12:25
by Paul Ingraham
Little update on this:

The Spelling Panels works as expected only when something is selected.

When no text selection has been made, the Spelling.. and Check Spelling commands, by menu or hotkey, have no effect. With hotkey activation, the Edit menu does flash... but that's as far as it goes.

But they work great when you've selected any text at all.

If they worked only when a mispelled word was selected, I would suspect that this behaviour is by design (albeit inconsistent with other Cocoa apps). However, since ANY selection magically restores normal behaviour, I am inclined to call this a bug. For some reason, normal Spelling Panel function is simply broken unless a selection has been made.