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


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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. Jun 10, 2015 at 5:06
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    sorry what is the Applications edit menu?
    – Hao S
    Aug 26, 2019 at 21:50

Update for 2022 and some apps like and FB messenger where the "Edit" menu doesn't have the sought option:

Left-click where you would type > Spelling and Grammar > Correct Spelling Automatically


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. Jan 2, 2018 at 22:45

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