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I like the autocorrect feature, but sometimes I want to revert to the word I typed. If i backspace to the word, I see an overlay with the word as I typed it, but can't figure how to revert to it without using the mouse. Any suggestion?

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After you've got the overlay with the previous, uncorrected spelling, you can press the down arrow key, then Return/Enter. This accepts the selected, uncorrected spelling.

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This does not work for me. The only thing that works is one of the following annoying processes: (1) take my hand off the keyboard, move it to the mouse and position the cursor to the "X" and click; (2) backup an change the word back to the correct spelling. The program then seems to understand that it should not attempt to change the word, the simply underlines it with the squiggly red underline. –  Jeffrey Simon Jul 9 at 4:41

Same. I also like having auto correct, but sometimes I'm trying to write a word spelt incorrectly on purpose.

  • Pressing 'Space Bar' will correct your word.

  • If you press 'UP' on your directions, it will cancel auto-correct.

  • If you press 'Down' it will let you cycle the choices, then hit 'Space Bar' when you've selected the word you want.

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