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Create custom keyboard shortcuts in GBoard in iOS

I know it is possible to create custom keyboard shortcuts with the default keyboard (General > Keyboard > Text Replacement). Can the same thing be done on GBoard for iOS? For example, per this tip, I ...
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iOS 12.2 unknown words can be dragged around, but why?

By accident I've discovered the following: I open the messages app and write some text in the message area I write a word that the phone doesn't have in its dictionary and it gets a red dotted ...
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How to stop iPhone from making a specific autocorrection?

My iPhone almost always replaces the word make (lower-case) with the word Male (yes, with a capital M). I don't get auto-correct suggestion in a bubble. The change happens automatically immediately ...
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How to fix autocorrect always suggesting capitalization I don't need?

Frequently autocorrect on my iPhone suggests capitalization that isn't necessary, for example long -> Long and low -> Low. Probably sometime in the past I corrected my input in that way, but now I don'...
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Mac won't let me type certain words

I keep on getting misspelt words in emails, Google searches, etc. because my Mac won't let me type certain words. No matter how carefully I spell them, it changes them to something else. How can I ...
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Stop autocorrecting certain words

I don’t want autocorrect to correct certain “words” For example, I want to type “ig” without it changing to “if” I thought I’d be able to do this by adding an “ig” to “ig” shortcut in the text ...
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Weird auto-correction in Office for Mac?

I have some really weird auto-correction issues in Office for Mac (not sure if this also happens in other apps, as I am primarily using Office for texts). The auto-correction changes of the to oft ...
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iOS 11.2 autocorrects French words when using English keyboard

Back in iOS 10, it was a new feature that words from a different language and be mixed in your primary language and wouldn't get autocorrected. And you can type the whole thing in that other language ...
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Where can I find the autocorrect / user dictionary on the iPhone and how can I have a look into it?

I would like to have a look into my personal user dictionary built on typed words on my iPhone. From eHow's article How to Edit Auto-Correct on the iPhone I found the following location where it ...
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Is it possible to remove one word from iOS autocorrect?

I've had this phone for 5 years. In that time, I have occasionally added non-words to the dictionary by mistake, for example by tapping the wrong place on the screen. I want to browse my user ...
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Can you whitelist certain words from being auto-corrected?

I'm aware you can turn off autocorrect entirely. However I feel like Rick & Morty is popular enough to warrant its exclusion from being autocorrected to Marty. Is there any way to override/...
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How to turn off autocorrect for iPhone 6 Mail?

Here's what I've tried: Open the “Settings” app on the iPhone Go to “General” and then to “Keyboard” Locate “Auto-Correction” and flip the switch to OFF This disables autocorrect for all apps, ...
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Undo an autocorrected word on the iPhone keyboard

The iPhone's keyboard seems extremely diligent with its autocorrection. Problem is, I very frequently type words that aren't in the dictionary (proper names, foreign words, etc...). In some Android ...
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Can you turn off auto-complete/auto-correct in mobile Safari? It's awful for SO

I have an iPad Pro with a Logitech keyboard. It is almost useable for day-to-day light work. However, the auto-complete/auto-correct feature in mobile Safari is truly awful when posting to Stack ...
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How to make autocorrect to correct “i” to “I”

"i" in english is always "I". Is there a preference to autocorrect that auto corrects small "i" to capital "I" in macOS?
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iPad safari and autocorrect?

I have configured my iPad to not do automatic autocorrect, seeing as I use the keyboard for my iPad Pro and prefer to type what I sant instead of my iPad continously secondguessing me. However, in ...
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OS X El Capitan auto-correction crazy

Auto-correct in my email is correcting the word to something that makes no sense, before I'm even done writing it. IE I was trying to write correct but it keeps changing corr to core before I can ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from autocorrecting my username?

Every time I try to login with my usual username (i.e. gsamaras), I get a pop-up, like a suggestion from my Mac, for the word samaras, so unless I click on the x button, "gsamaras" will be replaced by ...
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Cancel an autocorrect suggestion while typing

When I am typing, OSX helpfully offers and inserts corrections for me. However, sometimes I do not want these corrections, as they can ruin an otherwise flawless piece of writing (see the below ...
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How to disable smart quotes in Outlook 2016

Same question, different version. Outlook 2016 doesn't have the Edit > Substitutions menu item, and it ignores the setting in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text > Use smart quotes.
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How can I get iOS to stop changing asterisks (*) to capital “I”s?

I do a lot of writing on iOS: mostly email (in Outlook for iOS) and plaintext drafts (in Ulysses) using an iPad Pro with a keyboard. My writing style happens to include: Lots of bulleted lists ...
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Auto-correct on my iMac is checked so why is it not working in Apple Mail?

"Correct Spelling Automatically" box is checked in Keyboard settings. "Check Spelling As I Type" is checked in in Mail preferences. With the proper boxes checked, why is iMac Mail not correcting ...
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QuickType capitalises words unnecessarily

Quite some time ago, QuickType started capitalising the word "long" into "Long", even if it was not the first word in the sentence. This issue has begun to affect more than the word long, and a few ...
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How can I make my own custom OSX keyboard with autocorrect relying off a personalized dictionary?

I really want to do this to support a minority language (Kouri-vini) that currently has zero input support but an existing digitized dictionary. I also have zero coding experience but I don't care if ...
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Is there a feature or trick to automatically substitute or expand abbreviations to full phrases?

In Windows I used to have a program (or actually a background service) in which I could define shortcuts or abbreviations, which would automatically expand to full sentences or phrases wherever I type ...
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How do keep auto-correct from making one particular change [duplicate]

An email address I frequently type into web forms is srs@.... Yesterday auto-correct started changing the srs to sis as soon as I typed @. While keeping the rest of auto-correct working I would really ...
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El Capitan auto-corrects even though I turned it off in settings

I notice that things are being corrected even when I turn spell-check off. This happened on both of my computers, and particularly stupid spelling corrections are taking place, only since upgrading to ...
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Single keystroke shortcut to undo autocorrect

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: backspace wait down-...
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Spell-check and autocorrect only working in English

I can't manage to get the in-line spell check or autocorrect to work in any apps. In particular this is frustrating with my e-mail, as this is the biggest part of my job and I frequently need to ...
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Autocorrect for specific people and the language they use

I don't think this option exists, but doesn't hurt to ask. And it would be amazing if Apple could implement this option in case it doesn't exist. I have people that I correspond that speak different ...
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How to disable autocorrect for only one application in OSX?

I know there is an option to disable autocorrect for all applications, but how do I disable autocorrect for only one application?
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Can I teach my iPhone to autocapitalize?

My name is not an English word or common enough name to be in whatever list of proper nouns it has, and I always have to capitalize it manually. It doesn't even show up as an autocorrect option. Is ...
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On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct?

On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct? I just want the red line to appear on words. But autocorrect is terrible and ruins most everything I say. So I just want spell ...
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MacBook Air doesn't connect to known WiFi network automatically

I have two WiFi networks: one at home and one in my office. Both are basically quite similar – same connection provider, same connection speed, same modem, same router – the only difference is that at ...
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OS X Text Replacements sometimes not working?

This is a weird problem, I write a lot of different languages on my computer, and since my keyboard doesn't have all the keys in the world, I have made certain key-combinations that replaces them with ...
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Microsoft word 2011 not correcting words in OS X

I am using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011. Recently, I have noticed that the application is not highlighting my typos and spelling mistakes, neither autocorrecting it. I have checked some online ...
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Universal autocorrect for Mac

I'd been using a spelling auto-correct in Windows that worked amazingly well (without being annoying). It basically uses the list of most commonly typos from Wikipedia and substitutes any occurrence ...
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will autocorrect reset when turned off?

If I turn autocorrect off for a short amount of time, will it forget the corrections it knows? on an iPod touch 5th generation, it will often mess with audio, and I would like to turn it on and off, ...
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Ignoring Autocorrect on Pages?

On Pages, how do I ignore an autocorrect suggestion? I use the esc key to ignore the suggestion, but as soon as I press space bar it changes the word anyway.
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Disable auto suggest typing when using the CTRL key

Sometimes when I press and release the CTRL key while my cursor is in a text field, the letter "I" gets inserted and an autosuggest list gets opened. I really really dislike this because I often ...
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Copying iOS autocorrect custom dictionary among devices

Is it possible to create a file of autocorrect entries for iOS devices and deploy it to all my company iPads (8 of them right now)? There are about 150 autocorrect entries that we'd like to setup on ...
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Can I create a shortcut to type a short sequence of characters?

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut that would input a short defined sequence of characters into whatever text field is currently active? Is it maybe possible to achieve this with ...
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Teach AutoCorrect short words with umlauts

I use an English keyboard layout on OS X because I program a lot. When I type the occasional German umlaut, I can do alt + u + (a|u|o) or can I press and hold a u o. The latter is really buggy in ...
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Can i make my iPad stop autocapitalizing the word “i”?

If you look at my profile, you can see that i ask people not to capitalize the word "i" in the middle of a sentence. Now, ignoring whether or not this is a good idea, can i make my iPad not ...
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How to disable Mac OS X's autocorrect but still show spelling suggestions?

I welcome popup spelling suggestions, but I dislike the OS replacing text as I type without any real confirmation from me. I'm aware both behaviors can be enabled/disabled together as one option in ...
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No suggestion for misspelled added words

I've added a word to the Mac dictionary. When I spell it correctly, I have no problem. If I misspell it, I don't get suggestion that includes my correct spelling. This happens even when my ...
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SysPref > Keyboard > Text auto-spell-correct is OFF but persists in Numbers

I switched off spell-correct in SysPref > Keyboard > Text, but Numbers 3.2 continues not only to suggest corrections, but - when I decline the suggestion by hitting ESC - to replace my text with its ...
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No more multi-language detection autocorrect in mac os x 10.7.5?

I've updated to Mac OS X 10.7.5 and now the autocorrect no longer works as beautifully as it used to. Prior to update, whether I was in mail, safari, wherever, it detected the language & suggested ...
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OSX: Stop autocorrect splitting words

I am a programmer, and often I have words in all lowercase, not seperated by a space or hyphen. In some *situations OSX will sometimes change infoclass to info class for instance *context aware I'm ...
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Auto-correct in Mavericks for Romanian Dictionary

I installed a Romanian dictionary on Mavericks in two ways: by using the cocoAspell and, by copying the OpenOffice dictionary files {aff|dic} in the ~/Library/Spelling/. The Good: In both the ...