Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Custom Inking and Typing Dictionary in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the custom inking and typing dictionary for your account in Windows 11.

Custom inking and typing dictionary gives you better suggestions by creating a custom dictionary using your typing history and handwriting patterns.

As part of inking and typing on your device, Windows collects unique words—like names you write—in a custom dictionary stored locally on your device, which helps you type and ink more accurately.

The dictionary is used to make better suggestions and improve handwriting recognition for each of the languages you use.

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If you turn off Custom inking and typing dictionary, it will clear all words in your custom dictionary, and suggestions will no longer be personalized.




Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Custom Inking and Typing Dictionary in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Custom Inking and Typing Dictionary using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Custom Inking and Typing Dictionary in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Privacy & security on the left side, and click/tap on Inking & typing personalization on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Personal_inking_and_typing_dictionary_Settings-1.png

3 Turn on (default) or off Personal inking and typing dictionary for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Personal_inking_and_typing_dictionary_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Custom Inking and Typing Dictionary using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn On Custom Inking and Typing Dictionary

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_Personal_inking_and_typing_dictionary.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CPSS\Store\InkingAndTypingPersonalization]
"Value"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Personalization\Settings]
"AcceptedPrivacyPolicy"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization]
"RestrictImplicitInkCollection"=dword:00000000
"RestrictImplicitTextCollection"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\TrainedDataStore]
"HarvestContacts"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Custom Inking and Typing Dictionary

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_Personal_inking_and_typing_dictionary.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CPSS\Store\InkingAndTypingPersonalization]
"Value"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Personalization\Settings]
"AcceptedPrivacyPolicy"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization]
"RestrictImplicitInkCollection"=dword:00000001
"RestrictImplicitTextCollection"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InputPersonalization\TrainedDataStore]
"HarvestContacts"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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