How to permanently turn off check spelling while typing in macOS - for each and every app. Whenever I turn off this option in anyone of my default or third party mac apps within a few seconds these option turns itself on automatically, so is there any option to turn this off permanently across each and every app?

I have already tried each and every solutions mentioned in these question Can't disable 'Check spelling while typing' in 'Notes' in OSX El Capitan 10.11.6

But still it automatically gets turned on!

  • Is it automatically on for new documents, or only existing ones? I'm pretty sure the pref is saved in the document itself. – Tetsujin Sep 23 '17 at 17:21
  • @Tetsujin.On for everything - old and new! – Sayan Sep 23 '17 at 17:33
  • hmm... then idk, sorry - There's a long, but ultimately successful QA on how to disable it via Applescript/key command here - apple.stackexchange.com/questions/208746/… in case you find no better alternative. – Tetsujin Sep 23 '17 at 17:49
  • let's see if anyone saves me from this issue! – Sayan Sep 23 '17 at 18:18

Go to system preferences, keyboard. Click on text tab and there is an option on that window to correct spelling automatically. Uncheck that box.

  • I have tried that and as I have said in my question - I have tried everything but still macOS doesn't stops this annoying spell checker – Sayan Sep 23 '17 at 16:38
  • have you tried turning off spell checker from the edit menu of most apps? it sounds like you have. – jmh Sep 23 '17 at 16:44
  • Yeah tried that too! – Sayan Sep 23 '17 at 16:55

If the accepted answer doesn't work, try this:

  1. Right click anywhere in the document
  2. Find "Spelling and Grammar"
  3. Uncheck "Check Spelling While Typing", and optionally "Correct Spelling Automatically".

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