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(11,337 posts)
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 01:53 PM Apr 2024

DU spell check window will not close.

For a couple of days, every time I logoff DU, there is an open DU spell check window open. It's not a big deal, I just close the window. It's simply irritating and suggests an underlying problem.

I use an Acer PC. I have both shut down and restarted, neither worked.

Any suggestions?

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DU spell check window will not close. (Original Post) TomSlick Apr 2024 OP
I would force a full maintenance cycle BootinUp Apr 2024 #1
One other simpler thought BootinUp Apr 2024 #2
Looks like the "Speller Pages" window is not a pop-up but a totally stand-alone page erronis Apr 2024 #3
Hi Tom canetoad Apr 2024 #4
Thanks. TomSlick Apr 2024 #5


(48,094 posts)
1. I would force a full maintenance cycle
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 02:18 PM
Apr 2024

Its not a common problem, so I am just suggesting you try standard troubleshooting. You could try repairing or reinstalling the the browser you use if this does not help.

1. temporarily disable sleep under power settings (set sleep to never)
2. Open windows control panel and select Security and Maintenance. Click on Maintenance. Find the Start Maintenance button and click it. Takes maybe 30 minutes or sometimes more depending. Leave the Maintenance window open so you can see when it is finished. You can also monitor the system with task manager or resource monitor.
3. After that is complete restart the computer and check the issue.
Reverse any change you made to the power sleep settings.


(15,981 posts)
3. Looks like the "Speller Pages" window is not a pop-up but a totally stand-alone page
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 02:22 PM
Apr 2024

It wouldn't automatically close on log-off or on closing the main DU page(s).

Since it is just doing one function that is not tied to your session, it seems fairly harmless to either leave open or just close it.


(17,462 posts)
4. Hi Tom
Sat Apr 6, 2024, 04:30 PM
Apr 2024

I'd try going into your DU settings and turning spell check on then off again.

Illogical, I know, but I do a similar thing with my browser add ons when they play up and it works like a reset.


(11,337 posts)
5. Thanks.
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 05:25 PM
Apr 2024

I went into DU settings but couldn't find spell check. Out of frustration, I changed all the settings and then changed them back. That seemed to work.

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