Archive for September 14th, 2015

by Tom Nelson

One complaint I’ve run into about OS X Lion and later concerns its new auto-correct spelling feature. OS X already had a spell checker that can check your spelling as you type, but the new version of the spell checker can be a pain in the dictionary. The new auto-correct function is very aggressive about wanting to make changes to spelling; it also makes changes so quickly that you may not notice that a word you typed has been changed.


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Fortunately, OS X Lion (and any later version of OS X) also includes a system that provides a good degree of control over the spell checker. It gives you the choice to not only enable the spell checker on a system-wide basis, but also to turn it on or off for individual applications.

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