Is it possible to quickly revert an autocorrect with a single keystroke or combination? As described in Shortcut to revert autocorrect change , the "correct" way to do it is:

  1. backspace
  2. wait
  3. down-arrow
  4. enter
  5. space

This is far too slow, and I often reflexively hit Command-Z instead, which has other unintended effects.

Are there other options, ideally without the use of backspace, arrows, or waiting?

Any advice welcome, Thank you!

1 Answer 1


Try this:

up arrow after you type the word that autocorrects, but before hitting the spacebar.

This should dismiss the autocorrect without making the change in the first place.

  • Clever, and successful, if anticipated. Unfortunately I rarely expect this before hitting spacebar, and a solution that would work after hitting the spacebar would be ideal. Thank you!
    – here
    Aug 19, 2015 at 2:50
  • I hear ya. Hope we can find a simpler solution.
    – bjbk
    Aug 19, 2015 at 4:05

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