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I like Mac's spell check in general but in some cases, it gets it wrong. Is there a shortcut to quickly undo its spell correction?

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    Have you tried Ctrl + Z immediately after the word is changed? This is what I do and it works for my use case.
    – fsb
    Jul 1 at 12:13
  • @fsb that works, you could put that as an answer. Jul 2 at 3:56
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Right after the wrong word pops up, just type Control + Z.

This will undo the 'incorrect' spelling and put the original spelling back. I've used this in Catalina, Big Sur, and it works on the Monterey developer beta 2 (so far).

There's no need to use the mouse or trackpad.

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Backspace or otherwise move the cursor back to the end of the word & it will show you what you actually typed instead. Click to accept.

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  • Thanks for the response. Is clicking to accept the only way to do it? Is there a keyboard shortcut? Jul 1 at 9:27
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    I haven't found one, but it's not something I use often. The trouble with testing it out to try find if it might have a command is every time you undo a spell-check, it learns it, so won't offer on that word again, it will only underline it in red after you move on :\ Apple don't mention any key command - support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mchlp2299/mac
    – Tetsujin
    Jul 1 at 9:35

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