Built-in Spellcheck in MS Edge not working on Twitter.com

Fixed Issue #8521872


Robert S.
Aug 17, 2016
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  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
Reported by 5 people

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Using Microsoft Edge on desktop, go to twitter.com and sign in (you need an account)
  2. Compose a new tweet with misspelled words

Expected: Edge highlights the misspelled words OR autocorrects words as it is able
Actual: No misspelled words are highlighted or autocorrected

I also tried Facebook.com and Stackoverflow.com - in both of these instances, spellcheck in Edge worked as expected.

Microsoft Edge 38.14393.0.0
Windows 10 Professional 14393.82


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  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Assigned To to “Amit J.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Amit J.” to “Amit J.”

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed”

    Changed Assigned To to “Amit J.”

    Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

    Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Sergey D.”

  • I looked at the HTML used in the cases of Twitter and StackOverflow. StackOverflow uses a ‘normal’ TextArea element to get input. Twitter is using a Div with the contenteditable attribute set to true. It also has the spellcheck attribute set to true. I would expect the spellcheck to work when this last attribute is set.

  • Microsoft Edge Team

    Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

  • This is now fixed and will release in the coming weeks for insiders. If this issue should continue to appear please let us know.

    All the best,
    The MS Edge Team

  • Hi Brad, will this also fix the issue where the spellchecker is not working on inputs with the spellcheck attribute? For example on https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/testdrive/demos/spellchecking/

  • Found this via a Google Search. I don’t think it has been fixed, running Build 14986 and spellcheck is absent on certain sites. Best example; Twitter.

  • Spellcheck still doesn’t consistently work in Twitter, but it does randomly, off and on; mostly not. Did Microsoft leave any of the old keyboard shortcuts that could be used to spellcheck? I can’t hit anything to make that work, but have wondered if I’m hitting some key accidentally at times & that’s when the spellcheck works.

  • still doesn’t work. what a shitshow

  • The spell-check on Twitter used to work fine but now it does not. I noticed the Twitter web UI has been upgraded so maybe that is why. I’ve also updated my PC using a clean Win10 install of the Fall Creator Update but all settings are on and other sites work fine (as I type this post, the spell-check does work here).

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