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


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

When highlight misspelled words is turned on, your typed misspelled words that are not found in your personal dictionary will be highlighted with a red squiggly line under it. You can then right click on this highlighted misspelled word for more options.

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


Contents

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




Option One

Turn On or Off Highlight 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)


Highlight_misspelled_words_Settings-1.png

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

Highlight_misspelled_words_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Highlight 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 Highlight 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_Highlight_misspelled_words.reg


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

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

3 Turn Off Highlight Misspelled Words

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

Turn_Off_Highlight_misspelled_words.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
"EnableSpellchecking"=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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