I use Firefox. Firefox has a spell checker. I use keyboard Menu key, select the underlined incorrect word, press Enter to fix the misspelled word... my comment is submitted.

So I am forced to use the mouse to fix the spelling issues. Sometimes I forget it, and comment incomplete phrases.

So, the bug is not about removing submit on Enter, but make difference between a context menu Enter and an usual Enter keypress.

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    dupe of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/63644/… Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 22:13
  • @Martin Smith: and this is a BUG declaration, not a support request and in that thread there is not about the opening a (spelling) contextMenu, but about new lines.
    – serhio
    Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 22:19
  • Your "bug" is by design. The explanation is in the dupe, which in turn links to the original issue where the behaviour was changed.
    – Aarobot
    Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 22:27
  • @Aarobot: see my update
    – serhio
    Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 22:40
  • Unless I'm confused about what you're doing, no repro in Chrome. Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 22:46
  • @rchern: 1) Do you use the keyboard rightclick on the misspelled word, select the correct one, and press keyboard Enter? 2) Use Firefox.
    – serhio
    Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 22:51
  • Ok this is really not reproductible in Google Chrome. This is a comment from Chrome.... OK, now I am back to Firefox, hovever.
    – serhio
    Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 22:58
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    @serhio Who uses Firefox anymore?... Commented Nov 20, 2010 at 23:58
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    @Chacha: he must have missed the memo.
    – Andy E
    Commented Nov 21, 2010 at 0:20
  • Hey! My mom uses firefox! Commented Nov 21, 2010 at 0:47
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    @Chacha @Andy People who hate Chrome perhaps?
    – TheLQ
    Commented Nov 21, 2010 at 1:32
  • @TheLQ Oh ... you mean people you hate progress... gotcha. Commented Nov 21, 2010 at 1:33
  • @Chacha102: for your information, Firefox is the most popular browser after IE, man
    – serhio
    Commented Nov 21, 2010 at 14:47
  • @serhio If everyone in the US called a Giraffe a Rhino, it would still be a Giraffe... Commented Nov 21, 2010 at 15:07
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    @Tyler: except in the US, where it would be a Rhino.
    – Shog9
    Commented Jan 29, 2011 at 7:09

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Also confirmed in both Chrome (8.0.552.237, 9.0.597.84) and Safari (5.0.3) on a Mac.

Workaround for both: use Shift-Enter to make a choice.

(As an aside: both also catch Command-L while in the wmd editor. This normally would take me to the location bar but in the wmd editor invokes the "Insert link" option, for which I'd normally use Ctrl-L rather than Command-L as per the tooltip anyway. Not a problem, but it might help investigate.)

  • Excellent, this was driving me crazy. At least there's a work around, but I'll have to get used to it.
    – Adrian
    Commented May 10, 2013 at 18:58

I can confirm this on Firefox 4.0b10.

A partial solution is to press the first letter of the desired correction; so press I for a correction of "information", for example. This will not work with the letters reserved for menu functions: U, P, A, S, and L.

Hope this helps!

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