Time and Language Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off autocorrect misspelled words for your account in Windows 11.

Windows 11 includes a spell checking feature for when you type words anywhere in Windows 11.

When autocorrect misspelled words is turned on, it will autocorrect your typed words on the fly if matched with the correct spelling of the word in your personal dictionary.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Typing on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Autocorrect_misspelled_words_Settings-1.png

3 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Autocorrect misspelled words for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Autocorrect_misspelled_words_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words using REG file


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

2 Turn On Autocorrect Misspelled Words

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_Autocorrect_misspelled_words.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
"EnableAutocorrection"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words

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

Turn_Off_Autocorrect_misspelled_words.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
"EnableAutocorrection"=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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How to enable autocorrect for misspelled words on a physical keyboard of my laptop, not just on the on-screen keyboard.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Legion
How to enable autocorrect for misspelled words on a physical keyboard of my laptop, not just on the on-screen keyboard.
Hello, and welcome. :alien:

This also includes physical keyboards. The issues is whether the app you're typing in supports it, and if it has its own spell check feature.

If needed, you can turn on text suggestions below to help.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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