[RFC] Enable Continuous Spellcheck By Default For New Users?

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at lyx.org
Mon Jan 11 20:15:47 UTC 2021

Ping on this. We should make a decision about this before too long.

On 12/1/20 3:53 PM, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> Hi, all,
> It has been suggested on the list that some (perhaps many) new users 
> don't realize that LyX can do continuous spellcheck and would very 
> much like it if it did. So it was proposed to enable it by default in 
> 2.4.0. Existing users (meaning ones who have an earlier user directory 
> that needs to be converted) will retain whatever setting they had. 
> I.e., if it was off, it will be set to off; if it was on, it will 
> remain on.
> Although I never use continuous spellcheck myself, I agree myself that 
> it is easier to figure out that you can turn this off than it is to 
> realize you can turn it on, so have written a patch, attached, to do 
> the prefs2prefs conversion. The only other change needed would be the 
> default in LyXRC.h.
> This is not yet a call for a vote (which I hope we will not need) but 
> merely for discussion.
> Riki

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