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Recently my Chrome no longer checks my spelling. The "Enable spell checking" is checked on, but the spell checker does nothing. It does not check spelling, there is no suggestions for any word I type in a textbook, and the right-click menu item is grayed out.

I tried to uninstall and reinstall, but the problem persists. Also I find that the folder C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\Dictionaries is empty. Could anyone point to a possible solution?

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What version of Chrome are/were you using? Spell-checking in Chrome has been buggy for a long time, but in version 22, it was completely broken altogether. Reports are that in version 23, it is fixed again. – Synetech Oct 27 '12 at 16:13

If you are using the option "Ask Google for suggestions" it seems to break everything. My spell checker came right back on as soon as I turned that option off. It's frustrating because my spelling is so bad that's the only way it knew what I was trying to spell half the time. :)

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Try copying the contents of the Dictionaries folder from some other PC's Chrome installation. Or just reinstall Chrome. Pretty harsh, but I don't think it can be repaired any other way.

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"tried to uninstall and reinstall, but the problem persists.." – Sathya May 3 '12 at 10:28

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