I know there is an option to disable autocorrect for all applications, but how do I disable autocorrect for only one application?


Turn off Autocorrect per Application

You can do this in "Edit" menu for that Application under "Spelling and Grammar" and disable "Check Spelling While Typing".

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    I didn't think it was possible, but you have shed the light. Thank you. – Ralph David Abernathy Jun 10 '15 at 5:06
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    sorry what is the Applications edit menu? – Hao S Aug 26 '19 at 21:50

I want to expand on @Grizzwald's answer as that sadly won't always work.

IF "Correct Spelling Automatically" is grayed out for your Application (which was the case for me using the Todoist app).

  • Found here: Edit->Spelling and Grammer->Correct Spelling Automatically

THEN you'll (unfortunately) need to turn this off for all Applications under:

  • System Preferences->Keyboard->Text->Correct Spelling Automatically
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    This was disabled (grayed out) for the application I was using since I wasn't centered on a text input field. Once I was in "writing mode" it became available. – Steve Tauber Jan 2 '18 at 22:45

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