I added the word somehting (or similar) by accident to Dictionary of OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 in Google Chrome > 2nd click. I would like to remove it from there. I go to Dictionary but I cannot find by the Search tool, etc only someh and no success. So I should be able to find recently added words or user words.

How can remove a recently added word in Dictionary of Google Chrome?


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On macOS Chrome 60, settings do not let you access the dictionary. Words are actually added in two places where you can manually edit them:

~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Custom\ Dictionary.txt


Then restart your mac for changes to take effect.

  • 2
    Are you implicating that the command chrome://settings/editDictionary is not working? Commented Aug 6, 2017 at 6:45
  • @LéoLéopoldHertz준영 chrome://settings/editDictionary is not working in current latest Chrome for macOS Sierra
    – Cœur
    Commented Aug 6, 2017 at 6:45
  • I did not find Custom Dictionary.txt, but I did find ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary.
    – Jay
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 18:40

user3439894's proposal

Content in /Users/masi/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Custom\ Dictionary.txt

checksum_v1 = 2e0427564c95a02fc68d601104512ebd

which you can just delete.

  • I don't know if anyone's still monitoring this, but I've deleted the offending word in BOTH of the files mentioned above, and it still won't recognize the misspelling even after restarting both the computer and the browser multiple times. Any suggestions?
    – Mike
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 1:07

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