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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-34875 TinyMCE improvements in 2.4 - META
  3. MDL-35955

TinyMCE spell checker overrides browser spell checker, even when disabled or uninstalled

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    • Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3.2
    • Fix Version/s: 2.4
    • Component/s: HTML Editor (TinyMCE)
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      1/ enable spell checker plugin in tinymce - it should work as before in all browsers (using current moodle langauge)
      2/ disable spell checker plugin in tinymce - Firefox, Safari and some other sane browsers except IE should use built in spell checking using current browser language (not moodle language)

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      1/ enable spell checker plugin in tinymce - it should work as before in all browsers (using current moodle langauge) 2/ disable spell checker plugin in tinymce - Firefox, Safari and some other sane browsers except IE should use built in spell checking using current browser language (not moodle language)
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_24_STABLE
    • Pull from Repository:
    • Pull Master Branch:
      w42_MDL-35955_m24_geckospell

      Description

      With the new framework for controlling TinyMCE plugins in the same way as other Moodle plugins, I was hoping that it would (at last) be possible to disable the TinyMCE spell checker. In my testing, however, I found that disabling or uninstalling the TinyMCE spell checker does not have the effect of restoring the native spell checker in the browser.

      Replication steps

      1. Log in as admin
      2. Navigate to Settings > Site admin > Plugins > Text editors > TinyMCE HTML Editor > General settings
      3. Disable the Spell checker plugin
      4. Save settings
      5. Purge caches
      6. Navigate to a course
      7. Create a Page resource
      8. In the HTML editor, enter some misspelt words

      Expected result: Misspelled words should be highlighted by the browser's spell checker

      Actual result: Misspelled words are not highlighted

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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment -

              Thanks for the report.

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              skodak Petr Skoda added a comment - Thanks for the report.
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              poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment -

              Integrated, thanks Petr.

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              poltawski Dan Poltawski added a comment - Integrated, thanks Petr.
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              fred Frédéric Massart added a comment -

              Test successful on Chromium, Firefox and Opera. Cheers!

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              fred Frédéric Massart added a comment - Test successful on Chromium, Firefox and Opera. Cheers!
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              nebgor Aparup Banerjee added a comment -

              Your issue has dug up some gold.
              It works great i've been told.
              Go forth, be brave, be bold.

              yay! "All your thoughts are belong to everyone."

              Thanks and ciao!

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              nebgor Aparup Banerjee added a comment - Your issue has dug up some gold. It works great i've been told. Go forth, be brave, be bold. yay! "All your thoughts are belong to everyone." Thanks and ciao!

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                  • Created:
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                    Fix Release Date:
                    3/Dec/12