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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:

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

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How can I have all spelling errors marked red instantly?

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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
@TeXHeX: Doesn't work here – Oliver Salzburg Aug 7 '12 at 19:51

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

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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

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