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Opera Mail - disable "check spelling"

  • Hello,
    I'm starting to use opera mail. I know i can disable "check spelling" when composing a message, by clicking with the mouse right button, but is it possible to disable it permanently?
    Thanks

  • In operaprefs.ini in the preferences folder, set Spellcheck enabled by default=0 under [Users Prefs] (while Opera is closed).

    Also, see this page (save it locally and then load it if you're not using Opera 12 for a browser). That will show you how to add opera:config back as the setting is in there.

  • Thank you very much, burnout - and sorry for taking a week for replying. My operaprefs.ini was in another folder, but I found it and it worked.
    Just to make it clear for anyone else with the same problem: I'm using opera mail portable, and the "operaprefs.ini" file I had to edit was in the "/Data/profile/" folder - I just added the line "Spellcheck enabled by default=0" to the [User Prefs] section, as indicated above.

    As for the link you sent, it says:

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    Originally posted by ClashHexmen:

    1.) close Opera Mail
    2.) Go to "opera mail installation folder"\help\en
    3.) open "en.html" with editor
    4.) add the line

    <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="1; URL=opera:config">

    in the <head> ... </head> section of the HTML document. This will redirect you the the configs whenever you open the help files.
    5.) save changes and close file
    6.) open Opera Mail and press F1. Help will open and you will be redirected to the configs.

    en.html might get overwritten on upgrade. You can try setting it to read only to try and prevent that. But you might want to save your modified copy somewhere so you can easily replace the default one in case it gets restored.

    Well, I did it. But I did not understand it: my configs are stored in a help page?

  • Well, I did it. But I did not understand it: my configs are stored in a help page?

    Opera Mail is just Opera 12.16 with most of the browser stuff removed. Unfortunately, when they removed browser stuff, they removed opera:config too, even though it's required for Mail.

    The directions for adding opera:config back in are just some hack to work around Opera's blocking of navigation to opera:config. In this case, modifying a help file to redirect to opera:config gets around Opera's blocking of opera:config. Normally, opera:config would have nothing to do with a help file.

  • Ok, got it. Thanks and sorry for the weird formatting of my message - don't know how to correct it.

  • In operaprefs.ini in the preferences folder, set Spellcheck enabled by default=0 under [Users Prefs] (while Opera is closed).
    Also, see this page (save it locally and then load it if you're not using Opera 12 for a browser). That will show you how to add opera:config back as the setting is in there.

    Just to make it clear for others (since I was really confused about this): You need to add this line to the file. There is no such line as Spellcheck enabled by default=1 in the operafrefs.ini file! Simply copy and paste Spellcheck enabled by default=0 into the operprefs.ini file

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