Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Often, when editing questions on Super User for example, I see an obvious spelling error. Yet, when I edit the question, it looks like everything is fine:

enter image description here

But once I stepped through (holding Ctrl+) the whole text, the spelling errors are marked red:

enter image description here

How can I have all spelling errors marked red instantly?

share|improve this question
    
Does CTRL+A, CTRL+RIGHT, CTRL+LEFT and then UP work (this should "emulate" going through the entire text with CTRL+RIGHT)? It really seems to be no keyboard shortcut to start the spell check in Chrome. –  TeX HeX Aug 7 '12 at 19:47
1  
@TeXHeX: Doesn't work here –  Oliver Salzburg Aug 7 '12 at 19:51
add comment

1 Answer

Select all the text (Ctrl+A), cut it, then re-paste it. All the words that need correction should be highlighted at once.

share|improve this answer
    
That doesn't work for me. The pasted text doesn't show any red underlines until I step through it once more. –  Oliver Salzburg Aug 7 '12 at 19:29
    
Weird. What OS and browser are you using? It worked for me in Firefox v14 on Windows 7. –  techturtle Aug 7 '12 at 21:37
    
I'm asking about Chrome :) –  Oliver Salzburg Aug 7 '12 at 21:38
    
Ah, I see that in the tags now. Missed it before. I tried it in Chrome and got the same behavior you described. Maybe I should change my answer to "use Firefox"? ;) –  techturtle Aug 7 '12 at 21:40
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.