OS X Lion: How to Disable Automatic Spelling Correction

Posted July 29, 2011 by Rob Rogers in Apple Mac

OS X Lion has automatic spelling correction enabled by default. Unfortunately, autocorrect is not always a help to everyone, in fact in can get rather annoying. Here’s how to disable automatic spelling correction.

1. Click the Apple icon in the menu.

2. Select System Preferences.

3. In the Personal section, select Language & Text.

4. Select the Text tab at the top.

5. Uncheck the Correct spelling automatically checkbox.


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  • Thomas Nilsson, Responsive

    But I don’t want it to go away. I just want it to work the opposite. I want to actively accept a suggestion before it takes effect. I don’t want to move my fingers from the keyboard to remove a suggestion that I want to ignore, then I want to do just that, ignore it, i.e. continue typing.