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Calling All Geeks: "How do I ... ?" Etc.

Postby Philip » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:33 pm

There's a lot of smart people on this forum, and there are a lot of technically challenged, like I sometimes am. So, I thought I'd start a thread to ask questions that other might be able to help with.

Question: How do I turn off the stupid auto-correct - both on a PC and on a tablet?

I tried some things I found online, but they didn't solve the issue. You wouldn't believe how often it puts the wrong words in place of what you meant to type. I'd rather just see an underline that a word is misspelled.

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Re: Calling All Geeks: "How do I ... ?" Etc.

Postby B. W. » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:11 am

Philip wrote:There's a lot of smart people on this forum, and there are a lot of technically challenged, like I sometimes am. So, I thought I'd start a thread to ask questions that other might be able to help with.

Question: How do I turn off the stupid auto-correct - both on a PC and on a tablet?

I tried some things I found online, but they didn't solve the issue. You wouldn't believe how often it puts the wrong words in place of what you meant to type. I'd rather just see an underline that a word is misspelled.



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Re: Calling All Geeks: "How do I ... ?" Etc.

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:29 am

Philip wrote:There's a lot of smart people on this forum, and there are a lot of technically challenged, like I sometimes am. So, I thought I'd start a thread to ask questions that other might be able to help with.

Question: How do I turn off the stupid auto-correct - both on a PC and on a tablet?

I tried some things I found online, but they didn't solve the issue. You wouldn't believe how often it puts the wrong words in place of what you meant to type. I'd rather just see an underline that a word is misspelled.

What i do is when that happens i go back and try to edit it.

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Re: Calling All Geeks: "How do I ... ?" Etc.

Postby Byblos » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:32 pm

Philip wrote:There's a lot of smart people on this forum, and there are a lot of technically challenged, like I sometimes am. So, I thought I'd start a thread to ask questions that other might be able to help with.

Question: How do I turn off the stupid auto-correct - both on a PC and on a tablet?

I tried some things I found online, but they didn't solve the issue. You wouldn't believe how often it puts the wrong words in place of what you meant to type. I'd rather just see an underline that a word is misspelled.


I'm not aware of any auto-correct features on a PC that are not software-specific such as MS Word. And those that are software-specific can obviously be turned on or off in the preferences of that software. As for tablets and phones, I can only answer as related to android devices (I categorically refuse to use anything apple). For android devices, it depends on the keyboard app you are using but generally you can change the settings by going anywhere the keyboard is displayed (such as when texting). If you hold down the key to the left of the space bar (usually the comma button or the one to its left), a small window will pop up with the Settings wheel. Press Settings and change the settings under 'Auto Replace' to 'No language selected' (in other words just deselect any language that may be selected). That should do it.
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Re: Calling All Geeks: "How do I ... ?" Etc.

Postby Philip » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:08 pm

Thanks, Byblos!


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