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How to disable Mac OS X's autocorrect but still show spelling suggestions?

I welcome popup spelling suggestions, but I dislike the OS replacing text as I type without any real confirmation from me. I'm aware both behaviors can be enabled/disabled together as one option in ...
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No suggestion for misspelled added words

I've added a word to the Mac dictionary. When I spell it correctly, I have no problem. If I misspell it, I don't get suggestion that includes my correct spelling. This happens even when my ...
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SysPref > Keyboard > Text auto-spell-correct is OFF but persists in Numbers

I switched off spell-correct in SysPref > Keyboard > Text, but Numbers 3.2 continues not only to suggest corrections, but - when I decline the suggestion by hitting ESC - to replace my text with its ...
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No more multi-language detection autocorrect in mac os x 10.7.5?

I've updated to Mac OS X 10.7.5 and now the autocorrect no longer works as beautifully as it used to. Prior to update, whether I was in mail, safari, wherever, it detected the language & suggested ...
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OSX: Stop autocorrect splitting words

I am a programmer, and often I have words in all lowercase, not seperated by a space or hyphen. In some *situations OSX will sometimes change infoclass to info class for instance *context aware I'm ...
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Auto-correct in Mavericks for Romanian Dictionary

I installed a Romanian dictionary on Mavericks in two ways: by using the cocoAspell and, by copying the OpenOffice dictionary files {aff|dic} in the ~/Library/Spelling/. The Good: In both the ...
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How to stop auto-replacement of hyphens with horizontal rule?

If I wanted a horizontal rule, I'd type a string of em dashes. I can't find easily a way to disable this over-feature in TextEdit prefs ('Text replacement' is unticked) nor System Prefs ('Correct ...
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How do I stop my iPad from wrongly auto correcting my name?

When I set up my iPad last year I entered my name correctly. The iPad wrongly autocorrected it to Alien. Now anyone who gets an email from me is informed its from Alien. Irritating. I don't want to ...
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“Reset Keyboard Dictionary” not working

My iPhone is running iOS 7.0.4. I am trying to use the "Reset Keyboard Dictionary" option because certain text like an "i" in the middle of a sentence no longer auto capitalizes. Auto capitalization ...
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How do I disable smart quotes, apostrophes in Mac Outlook 2011?

In Mac Outlook 2011, when I type a message that contains an apostrophe or a quotation mark, Outlook corrects it to a "smart" apostrophe or a "smart" quotation mark, and I'd rather it didn't. Is ...
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Setting to Disable Automatic Text Replace (OS X 10.9.1)

When typing in a rich text format form in an application (such as the Notes app, Mail compose message dialog, Evernote) my Mac automatically corrects two or three dashes (--) into one long dash (—). ...
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How can I sync my keyboard dictionary and all the words that it learnt on my iPhone with the one on the Mac

To transfer the words my iPhone has learnt and to have the mac learning them too
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Is it possible (and how do I do it) to change what word Auto-Correct chooses when I make a typo?

I love the auto-correct feature, once I got used to not going "AH! Typo! furious backspacing Retype correctly!" I have one beef though. It seems that the typos I make are nonstandard enough that ...
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Can I disable auto-correction of a single word on OS X?

I'm running into an annoying issue with OS X's automatic spelling correction where the word nala gets automatically corrected to napa. I've tried adding nala to my custom dictionary under ...
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Shortcut to revert autocorrect change

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 ...
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How can I add an autocorrect mapping to the iOS dictionary?

My iPhone, running iOS 6, used to autocorrect ill -> I'll for me and I liked that. It has, very recently, stopped doing this. I suppose it makes sense given than ill is actually a word, but it is a ...
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iPhone 4S Auto-Correct

Is there any way that I can get auto-correct on my iPhone 4S to stop changing the word "Yo" to "To?" I have tried adding a keyboard shortcut for "Yo" as well as adding Spanish to my International ...
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How to selectively enable autocorrect based on language?

My (bilingual) mom just recently bought an iPad. When typing in Korean, her native language, she became irritated by the autocorrect feature -- it would often suggest incorrect spelling corrections, ...
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Does autocorrect take into account an alternate keyboard layout?

I notice that the autocorrect in Lion uses the character positions in order to suggest which correction to be made: For example, if I type thst really fast, it will correct it to that but if I type ...
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How does the iPad auto-correct work exactly?

When I type in something incorrectly, or if I'm in the middle of typing, the iPad sometimes shows up an auto-correct suggestion. If I click on the suggestion to choose it, it disappears. And then, ...
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Accept auto-correct suggestion with one keystroke

Sometimes, there's an auto-correct suggestion I want to accept, but I don't want to type a period or space followed by a delete. Nor do I want to hit down arrow, return. (That's incredibly lazy of me, ...
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How do I keep Numbers from mangling numbers when importing a CSV?

When I open a CSV file in Numbers, it "helpfully" converts fields it recognizes as numeric by stripping leading zeros, converting things it recognizes as dates, etc. Take for example, you type a UPC ...
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Are there any tweaks for Lion's autocorrect?

I've found that Lion's autocorrect handles technical terminology abysmally. Are there any configuration tweaks that adjust its behavior around words that might represent technical terms?
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iOS 4 AutoCorrects “me” to “^me”

At one point, I typed "^me" into iOS 4. Now it corrects the word "me" to "^me" every time. How can I remove this? (I would like a solution to the problem. Pressing the X on the auto correct tooltip ...
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Any way to edit and/or add autocorrect entries?

Perhaps a silly question: But let's say I have a word that I love to misspell. Okay, maybe not exactly. But maybe Lion has a problem with ReiserFS and keeps: Suggesting something else (autocorrect). ...
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How To Disable Lion Ellipsis Autocorrect

Every time i write ... in a text editor like TextEdit or Coda, Lion has started replacing it with a single Ellipse character, which doesn't encode to HTML. This started after I upgraded to Lion and ...
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Temporarily disable autocorrect (in Lion)

Occasionally, when chatting, it is fun to deliberately misspell words, dyaknowadImean? OS X Lion is autocorrecting my misspellings into completely random words! Does anyone know how I can ...