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Post by 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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Post by 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.

:eugeek: Good Luck :eugeek:

After 133 to the 200,000,000 power tries maybe you will discover the answer of the modern tech age!
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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by Philip » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:08 pm

Thanks, Byblos!

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Post by JButler » Tue May 02, 2017 2:08 am

Before Windows 10 I could tell you pretty easy. With Win10 its a mess. However I know there is a menu to check or uncheck that feature because I saw in the past couple weeks while floundering around trying to solve a Win10 problem.
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Post by Hortator » Tue May 02, 2017 10:32 am

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Post by Philip » Tue May 02, 2017 12:38 pm

JButler: However I know there is a menu to check or uncheck that feature because I saw in the past couple weeks while floundering around trying to solve a Win10 problem.
But, WHERE, JB???

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Post by Nicki » Wed May 03, 2017 11:18 pm

Philip wrote:
JButler: However I know there is a menu to check or uncheck that feature because I saw in the past couple weeks while floundering around trying to solve a Win10 problem.
But, WHERE, JB???
So frustrating trying to remember where you saw something in the settings! I'm not sure myself though - my computer doesn't seem to have an overall auto-correct thing; on this forum mistakes will be underlined but when I use the Wordpad word-processing program it does nothing about mistakes. Maybe auto-correct was off by default.

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Post by Byblos » Thu May 04, 2017 10:41 am

For Windows 10, try this:

1. Settings
2. Devices
3. Typing (on the left side)
4. Turn off Autocorrect

(funny, my PC has autocorrect turned on but did not autocorrect the word 'autocorrect', only red underlined it :mrgreen: ).
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Post by Philip » Thu May 04, 2017 11:00 am

Genius, Byblos! Finally found it - not precisely the way you said, but it is in there. Thanks!

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Post by Byblos » Thu May 04, 2017 11:53 am

:good:
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Post by Philip » Thu May 04, 2017 12:56 pm

But now my problem is, how am I going to keep blaming auto-correct for my errors? :roll:

Course, I've only solved the problem on my PC - not on my iPad - so... :mrgreen:

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Post by JButler » Thu May 04, 2017 9:45 pm

Glad you found the solution because I still don't know where in Win 10 that little menu was stuffed. I feel your pain having been in a bind so many times and the instructions on where/how to fix DO NOT match up with what I'm seeing on my PC.

I try not to let my kid find out because I'll get cute remark about "should buy an Apple pc".
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Post by Byblos » Fri May 05, 2017 6:44 am

Philip wrote:But now my problem is, how am I going to keep blaming auto-correct for my errors? :roll:

Course, I've only solved the problem on my PC - not on my iPad - so... :mrgreen:
You're SOL there buddy. Like I said, I only deal with Android and Windows. Apple is just a fruit. :mrgreen:
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