I like the autocorrect feature, but sometimes I want to revert to the word I typed. If i backspace to the word, I see an overlay with the word as I typed it, but can't figure how to revert to it without using the mouse. Any suggestion?
After you've got the overlay with the previous, uncorrected spelling, you can press the down arrow key, then Return/Enter. This accepts the selected, uncorrected spelling.
Same. I also like having auto correct, but sometimes I'm trying to write a word spelt incorrectly on purpose.
Pressing 'Space Bar' will correct your word.
If you press 'UP' on your directions, it will cancel auto-correct.
If you press 'Down' it will let you cycle the choices, then hit 'Space Bar' when you've selected the word you want.
⌘ Command + z for Undo will undo the auto-correct.
You can just press escape key.