If you are a Windows 10 user, then you will have noticed that the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system has a spell-checking function . A feature that is specially designed for tablet users, as it supports both automatic correction and highlighting of misspelled words in modern applications or in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers. However, it is a feature that may be useful for some, while for others it may be more of an inconvenience than an aid. Therefore, we will show below how to disable the correction of misspelled words in Windows 10.
Auto-correction or highlighting of misspelled words in Windows 10 is a setting that is activated by default, however, it is possible to deactivate it from the Windows 10 configuration page itself. Therefore, the first thing we have to do to deactivate the correction of misspelled words in Windows 10 is to open the configuration page, either from the Start menu or from the Win + I shortcut.
Steps to follow to disable the correction of misspelled words in Windows 10
Once we have the configuration page open, we select the option Devices and then we click on the option of the Writing menu. This will show us a series of settings on the right side of the configuration page, where we will find the section Spelling and Writing . In this case it is the spelling section that interests us and where we find two options, C automatically correct the misspelled words and Highlight the misspelled words .
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As we can see, both settings are active by default, so we only have to slide the switches to the OFF position to deactivate the correction of misspelled words and highlighting them in Windows 10. Since both the correction option of misspelled words like that of its highlight only affect modern applications, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, it is possible that for the changes to take effect we have to restart these applications if we had them open at that moment in our desktop.
Once we close the application or browser and reopen it, we should be able to verify that both the correction and the highlighting of misspelled words in Windows 10, has been disabled correctly. If at any time we want to activate it again, we just have to follow the same steps and slide the switches to the ON position.