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How do I open the context menu from a Mac keyboard?

In Windows, one can hit Shift+F10 to access the "Context Menu." But a similar keyboard action doesn't seem possible on Mac. One potential application... When I make a spelling error in a document, ...
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How can I change the language for automatic spelling correction?

I set my input source to be US English. And the flag showing on the taskbar is also an American flag. But whenever I type something in Mail.app or Notes.app the spell check still corrects my spelling ...
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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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Is it possible to hack the “Correct spelling automatically” setting in OS X to emit a sound when correcting?

There are many times when I curse the autocorrection mechanism for changing what I typed, but overall, much of the corrections are welcome so I don't really want to disable it. I do want to have it do ...
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Easy way to install additional spell-check dictionaries for OS X?

I am looking for an easy way to install spell-check dictionaries for languages that are not supported by default on OS X (one example Romanian). By easy way, I mean a solution that does not require ...
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Is it possible to disable spellcheck for Coda but leave it enabled for other applications?

I use Coda as web editor, and I usually have to mix Italian and English nouns and phrases. I don't want spellcheck on (as I use programming-related words such as uid and pid), so I'd like to ...
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What file contains user typed words (user dictionary)?

iOS tracks everything you type and uses those words to suggest spelling corrections. This list of words used to be a clear text list buried in /private or /System (I don't remember where, which is my ...
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Finnish spell checker for Pages.app '09?

Can anyone tell me where I can find a Finnish spell checker for OS X Pages '09 as it is not available through Apple?
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How to seamlessly switch between spelling languages in Mail?

I write my emails in two languages. So system-wide spelling language setting is not very useful for me, since in span of working day I usually write half of my emails in one language and half in ...
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How can I tell OS X to flag a name as being misspelled?

I have a co-worked whose name is Jennett. In Pages, I added her to my local dictionary (located at ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary) by right-clicking on her name and choosing Learn Spelling. ...
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Language setting for spell-check in Pages

I'm new to Pages (from iWork) and have troubles with the spell-check function. It's simply not working for me. Almost everything is underlined red. No matter what language I write in. I did not write ...
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How to use Sublime Text with the built-in Apple spellchecker

Question in title. Is it possible at all with Sublime Text 3? Now I can download different spellcheck packages or use the built-in ST spellchecker. However, I would like to use the Mac OS spellchecker ...
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is it possible to spell check PDF files?

Is it possible to spell check PDF files? In Preview.app the "Edit > Spelling & Grammar > Check Document Now (⌘;)" is disabled. I'm working on a LaTeX document in Emacs and would like to use the OS ...
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Is there a way to spellcheck the word under the cursor with a keyboard shortcut?

Basically, is there any way to trigger the native OS X spellcheck context menu using a keyboard shortcut. I know the command keys ⌘+: activates spellcheck, but what I'm trying to do is get the result ...
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Copying iOS autocorrect custom dictionary among devices

Is it possible to create a file of autocorrect entries for iOS devices and deploy it to all my company iPads (8 of them right now)? There are about 150 autocorrect entries that we'd like to setup on ...
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Spell check settings

Right now i am using Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 (on my macbook pro). I am doing a project on Hispania (an old Roman province) which today is currently Spain. My spell check has switched languages to ...
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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 change the document language in Keynote and make the red lines disappear?

I am working on a slideshow in Spanish. Pages has the "More" tab on the inspector which allows you to change the language of the selected text / document, but Keynote lacks it. I know you can ...
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How can I enable Mountain Lion Spellcheck in Google Chrome?

Chrome's spellcheck has become cumbersome as of the new auto-correct spell check in Mountain Lion. I love that I don't have to go to the mouse and use a context menu for spell-checking---EXCEPT IN ...
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Enable spell check for various languages in Chrome

I use Yosemite with Chrome version 42.0.2311.135 (64-bit). When writing in a text area the spell checker correctly detects English and French, but does not detect Spanish, and so it marks as wrong ...
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OS X Text Replacements sometimes not working?

This is a weird problem, I write a lot of different languages on my computer, and since my keyboard doesn't have all the keys in the world, I have made certain key-combinations that replaces them with ...
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Where can I see all the learned/ignored spelling in Pages 5.5?

I've added some words that are not in the standard Apple dictionary in Pages 5.5 via the 'learn'/'ignore spelling' function. Is there any way where I can see a comprehensive list of the words that I ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to disable spell check systemwide?

I've just done a clean install of Yosemite, and in practically all of my apps I'm noticing those red underlines whenever I've "misspelled" something (or, more accurately, used an unrecognized name, ...
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How can I change spell check to Turkish in Pages?

I started to use Pages. I want to change spell check language. But I don't find Turkish in the language menu (inspector of Pages). How can I add Turkish into the language menu? Thanks.
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How to enable the iOS spell checker in Mobile Safari?

The iOS spell checker works for me in all the iOS applications, but it doesn't seem to work for text I type in a text area in Mobile Safari. For instance, spelling errors are underlined in red for ...
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Spell-check and autocorrect only working in English

I can't manage to get the in-line spell check or autocorrect to work in any apps. In particular this is frustrating with my e-mail, as this is the biggest part of my job and I frequently need to ...
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Can i make my iPad stop autocapitalizing the word “i”?

If you look at my profile, you can see that i ask people not to capitalize the word "i" in the middle of a sentence. Now, ignoring whether or not this is a good idea, can i make my iPad not ...
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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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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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I can't kill the auto-correcting in Mavericks!

Running 10.9.2, I have gone in to SysPrefs and made sure Keyboard>Text is set to NOT auto-correct, I have gone to Mail Prefs and made sure spell checking is done after I finish, but no matter what I ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to dynamically manipulate the spellcheck dictionary?

I would like to have a way to dynamically add and remove words from the system-wide dictionary in Mountain Lion. The use-case is: I'm working on a piece of fiction that has a lot of odd names in it ...
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How to change the spell check language in Pages 5?

How to change the spell check language in Pages version 5? The solutions described here and here are no longer available in the current version. I am editing a document in Romanian. Every word I ...
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How to turn off the spellchecker for a specific document?

I'm in Canada, and I use my mac to write documents in both English and French. Generally, I find that the built-in spellchecker (on 10.7.4) does a great job of automatically detecting which language ...
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Per-application selection of correct spell checker language on Mac?

I am Norwegian, but I set up my new iMac with English as the primary language. My question is this: Can I configure Mac OS X (possibly through a 3rd party application, free or not) to pick the ...
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Disable spell checking only for specific section of text in Pages '13

I know, you can disable automatic Spell checking for the entire document (Edit->Spelling and Grammar->Check Spelling While Typing) but I want to disable it just for the text in that specific text box ...
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Dictionaries and spell-checking

My default language is English, but I also sometimes type in Czech. I have added a Czech keyboard to OS X, and can switch between the two easily. The trouble is that OS X has no native Czech ...
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How do I get spell checking to work in Google Chrome?

Typing adsfsadf on this edit box now... and there is no spell checking. But in the context menu spell checking is activated, and the correct language is selected. The same issue exists on about 90% of ...
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Spell-check doesn't work on words with dashes (Mail.app in Yosemite)

I just upgraded to Yosemite, and noticed that in Mail.app spell check (as you type) doesn't work properly if two words are connected by a dash (hyphen) and only the second one is misspelled. For ...
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How to train iOS 8 spellcheck for acronyms?

In iOS 7, one could train spellcheck to recognize acronyms by, e.g., typing 'My Story (MS)' so that when you subsequently typed 'ms' it would appear as 'MS'. This no longer works -- or, at best, works ...
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On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct?

On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct? I just want the red line to appear on words. But autocorrect is terrible and ruins most everything I say. So I just want spell ...
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Mail spelling checker will not stop

This is driving me crazy. I have gone into Preferences and set spellchecking -> NEVER But it will not stop! : : This gets my goat. I rarely if ever make spelling errors, and it is constantly ...
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How to manually set the language for Auto Correct?

How can I manually select the language of Auto Correct for a block of text in apps like Notes and Mail? I want to write a text that contains both English and German sentences. I have found a solution ...
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Hotkey switching between spelling dictionaries

I'm often using 4 languages for writing texts. Now, each time switching languages with: ⌘+: and changing the language in the popup Is possible somewhat /applescript, shell-script, anyhow ...
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How to turn on spell checking in iOS 8.4

I am using an iPad (4th gen) with iOS 8.4. I would like to have it support spell checking. By spell checking I mean that misspelled words should be underlined in red (or otherwise distinctlively ...
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Where are these bad spelling correction suggestions coming from? How can I fix them?

OS X has built-in spelling auto-correct, which is usually quite good (probably 95% of the time) for small typos, but occasionally gives some terrible suggestions. Here's one example: I've typed ...
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Can I configure Swype to use two different languages for keyboard layout and spell checking?

With my built-in iPhone keyboard that is easily possible, but I can't seem to find the setting on Swype.
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How can “Automatic by Language” spell checking be made to work for non-Apple dictionaries?

I often write documents and emails in both English (UK) and Scottish Gaelic languages. I have installed a third-party aff/dic dictionary for Scottish Gaelic as Apple do not have a native dictionary ...
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Using spell checker on plain text files from the command line / in scripts

I see that libhunspell-x.y.z.dylib is installed on my mac (macos 10.9.5) but I did not find any way to invoke the spell checker from the command line, as in % spell file.txt Indeed, man -k spell ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to correct spelling mistakes

Is there any way for me to get all of the words detected by the standard OS X spelling checker as mistakes, to be corrected to the first available choice using a keyboard shortcut? E.g. I type ...