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Old 27th June 2015, 05:54 PM   #1
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Forum Spell Checker: How to Turn Off

I am having trouble with spelling. However, the problem doesn't totally originate from my schooling. When I post a reply, some of my words are replaced with some other word that sounds somewhat the same.


The mistaken correction occurs before I submit the post. However, there is often a delay between my typing the word and the replacement. So I am often unaware that the word has been replaced before I submit the post. So there remain in the posts these awful spelling errors.


When I correct the word, the word is replaced a second time. So even when I think that I have corrected it, it somehow gets fixed incorrectly by the time I submit.

I have made frequent use of the <edit> button on my submitted posts. However, the edit option disappears as soon as someone else comments on my post. I understand this policy and don't want it to change. However, I am often unaware of the spelling error until someone else gets confused or upset about it. Then I am embarrassed and can't change it.

I am not sure where the spell checker is. It may be in the editor of this forum, or somehow attached to my own editor. Where ever the spell checker is, I don't like it. I would rather take chances with my own spelling ability than overzealous correction software.

I don't see other people complaining about it, so maybe it is specific to my system. Just for the record, I am using an Apple computer. However, I suspect that this may be a problem for IBM clones (sometimes called PC) too.

My too questions are:

1) Is the spelling checker associated with the Skeptics Forum or something on my system?

2) How can I turn off or modify the spell checker?
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Old 27th June 2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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It's most likely your system. If you're running a fairly recent version of OSX, type a Command-space and enter "keyboard", hit Return, select the "Text" tab, and uncheck "Correct spelling automatically".
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Old 27th June 2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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Never had that problem. You probably have a virus or something.
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Old 29th June 2015, 09:33 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Pulvinar View Post
It's most likely your system. If you're running a fairly recent version of OSX, type a Command-space and enter "keyboard", hit Return, select the "Text" tab, and uncheck "Correct spelling automatically".
Thank you! This suggestion may solve my problem. In any case, I just learned something important about OS X!
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Old 5th July 2015, 12:31 AM   #5
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iOS 8.whatever thinks it knows what I want to say and frequently changes words after I type them. It's starting to pustule my horse.
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Old 5th July 2015, 01:08 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Jrrarglblarg View Post
iOS 8.whatever thinks it knows what I want to say and frequently changes words after I type them. It's starting to pustule my horse.
Autocorrect and its function of IOS/Android/WP. Should be able to turn off. No idea where it is in IOS/Android (only know about WP)
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