June 1, 2023

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I have been utilizing Grammarly since 2014 to maintain my sentences and paragraphs as clear as doable earlier than they head to an editor. The service has not solely helped me ship cleaner paperwork and manuscripts to those that collaborate with me, however it’s additionally helped me be taught my commonest errors so I can proceed to enhance my work. 

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With most internet browsers I take advantage of, Grammarly not often has a problem. The one browser that ever offers me an issue is Safari. Even then, the issue tends to be remoted to Google Docs. Now, I notice that the entire Grammarly/Google Docs duo appears to be an everlasting work in progress. However when it really works, it really works splendidly. Sadly, with Safari, that work is commonly interrupted by that little inexperienced (or purple –depending on the state of your work) circle disappearing from sight. That may be irritating, particularly once you’re in a groove and the phrases are flowing with ease.

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Luckily, I’ve discovered the repair is often fairly easy. Sadly, the repair is not assured, and generally, the one possibility is to uninstall the Grammarly Safari extension and re-install it. Nevertheless, earlier than you soar to the uninstall/set up route, there’s a better repair to attempt first.

Let me present you what to do.

Fixing the Grammarly/Safari/Google Docs concern

What you will want: The one stuff you’ll want for this are a operating occasion of Safari, the Grammarly extension put in, a legitimate Grammarly account, and a legitimate Google Docs account. I am going to reveal this repair on Safari operating on a MacBook Professional with macOS Ventura.

Open The Safari browser and click on Safari > Extensions.

The Safari entry in the Menu Bar.

Accessing the Safari Extension popup is completed by way of the Safari Menu Bar.

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The issue usually happens when the Grammarly extension is outdated. This extension is usually up to date and when it winds up outdated on Safari, it will possibly trigger issues with Google Docs. As soon as the Safari Extensions popup is opened, seek for the Grammarly entry. If there’s an Replace indicated, click on it to replace the Grammarly extension.

The Safari Extensions window.

Should you see an Replace button related to Grammarly, there’s your drawback.

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After the extension replace completes, shut the popup window after which shut Safari (ensuring all your work in any open tab has been saved first). Re-launch the browser and open the Google doc you had been beforehand engaged on and it is best to see the Grammarly circle again on the backside proper nook of the browser. 

This easy repair has resolved the issue for me each time. When the Grammarly icon disappears from Google Docs, I at all times assume there’s an replace for the extension. As soon as I run the replace and restart Safari, I am again in enterprise. 

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If, nevertheless, you discover this doesn’t resolve the issue, the answer that may most definitely work is to uninstall the Grammarly extension (from Safari > Extensions), shut Safari, re-open Safari, and reinstall the extension. Should you go that route, you will additionally should signal again into your Grammarly account. 

Hopefully, the less complicated of the 2 fixes will resolve your drawback.

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