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How do I add Bulgarian spell check to MacBook M1 macOS Monterey?

I remember getting it to work somehow on my old MacBook but no such luck so far on this time around. I know I need .aff and/or .dic files but where do I get those? Also when I add this to my MacBook, ...
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turn off blue lines under autocorrected words, but leave autocorrect on

When I type on my iPhone I rely a decent amount on autocorrect to figure out what I wanted, and it's almost always right. When it isn't I delete the word and retype it. Seems like in a recent update, ...
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How do I stop autocorrect from inserting incorrect apostrophes

On both macOS (through Sonoma) and iOS (through 17) autocorrect routinely inserts clearly incorrect apostrophes (e.g. converting "your" to "you're", "its" to "it's&...
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How to disable autocorrection in Freeform?

I'm really annoyed with automatic capitalization in Freeform, for example here I tried to type "yes" 4 times before I finally got "Yes": Clicking that cross with mouse require you ...
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How to switch off backward auto correction?

Auto-Correction is disabled in Settings > General > Keyboards. But the keyboard still auto corrects!? I swipe [word 1], then [word 2] and suddenly [word 1] changes. It btw never ever changes to ...
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iOS Mail auto corrects after mail is sent

This is a common annoyance. I send an email to myself while away from my desk for something that I can follow up on later at my desk. I put something short in the subject. Because this has happened ...
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Change word to Title case not working iOS 15

I used to be able to select a word, press the shift key and change to the word to Title case by selecting the word in the grey predictive text banner just above keyboard. But this feature does not ...
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Unlearn incorrect substitution

Recently my MacBook started correcting "Firstname Lastname" (with my actual name) with "FIRSTNAME LASTNAME" automatically, and it is getting infuriating. It looses accents as well. ...
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Disable Smart Copy/Paste globally

If I copy a word and paste it at the beginning of a filename in Finder, a space it automatically added with it. For example, if I copy the word fruit and attempt to paste it at the beginning of a ...
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How to prevent autocorrect from correcting correctly spelled words?

Is there a way to stop autocorrect from altering words that I spell correctly? While still keeping autocorrect on for incorrectly spelled words. Some examples off the top of my head, but there’s ...
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Stop autocorrect in Microsoft Office changing custom symbols to emoji

I have set up a number of custom shortcuts for math/logic symbols to use in Word and OneNote, including the left/right arrow ↔. This works in OneNote, but I also need it to work in Word, but it keeps ...
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How to stop autocorrect from putting a space after it corrects a word

If I type something like "Helko" and press the "Hello" button that shows up on the bar above my keyboard, it will add a space, leaving me with "Hello ". If I wanted to ...
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How can I stop macOS from converting three dots "..." to a single threedot character "…"? [duplicate]

note: the first set of three dots in the title is definitely three separate dots, and the second is one character when I select it during editing. However viewing the posted in Safari both select as a ...
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Cannot remove wrong autocorrect/predicitve text language

I want my iPhone keyboard's autocorrect and predictive text to be English only, but it somehow it is set to both English and French at the same time. For example if I type "tress" then it shows "très"...
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How to stop text suggestions in Safari? [duplicate]

How can I stop wrong autocorrect suggestions?
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How to disable predictive text on Mac OS Catalina on iMessages

How to disable predictive text on Mac OS Catalina? I don't have it on many places, but on iMessages it is always popping up and screwing with my writing. I have everything regarding autocorrect ...
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Autocorrect & Capitalization of Words in iOS13

Since upgrading to iOS 13 I've noticed that every time I type my name (primarily in Messages and Mail apps) auto-correct insists on fully capitalizing my name (James > JAMES) whereas before it would ...
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Is there a way to get a report of all the words that have been autocorrected on iPhone/OSX?

I'd like to be able to keep track of both what I originally typed and what I ended up with.
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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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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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