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How to partially disable the zsh's autocorrect

The autocorrection function of zsh is very helpful for me but it does't always gives a proper result. ~$ sudo vim somefile zsh: correct 'vim' to '.vim' [nyae]? Yet what I want is something like ...
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How can I change the spell check and auto-correction language of IE10/Windows8?

Is there any way I can change the spell-check and auto-correct Language of IE10/Windows8? It seems to want me to write Norwegian, but I usually write English...
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Smileys in Outlook, how to prevent it

When I type the emoticon ":)" in Outlook 2007, it turns into a smiley face, as in a face inside of a circle...Is there a way for me to prevent Outlook from doing that? I just want a plain old colon ...
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How do I get rid of smart quotes in Outlook 2010?

I have tried: Ctrl+Shift+' which worked for someone else in Outlook 2003 File → Options → Mail → Spelling and AutoCorrect... → AutoCorrect Options... → AutoFormat tab → ...
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Exceptions to zsh correctall feature?

I am using the correctall option in zsh, and I am generally quite happy with it. There are, however, few situations where I find this feature highly annoying. For example, lets say I have a file ...
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Google Chrome AutoCorrect? [closed]

Is there a spell checker for Google Chrome that can automatically fix certain spelling errors? Just like MS office has an auto correct feature, is there anything similar for Google's Chrome?
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How to stop Word from Auto-Capitalizing?

After an enter or a full stop, MS-Word will auto-capitalize the next word. This is really annoying when you're writing technical documentation with lots of code, field names etc. How do I turn it off? ...
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Disable Autocorrect for a certain style sheet

Is it possible to disbale auto correct (such as fixing capitalization) for a specific style template only? I'm interested in a solution for Word 2013. This is specifically for autocorrect, configured ...
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Stop Firefox from redirecting mistyped domains to ask.com

When I get a URL wrong at the top level (i.e. when DNS lookup returns NXDOMAIN), my Firefox browser redirects me to ask.com. How do I remove or customise this functionality? There's nothing obvious ...
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MS Word: switch off all auto correction tools

I appreciate the usefulness of auto correction tools, but personally I prefer software that does only what I explicitly want it to do. Therefore, I would like to switch off all auto correction tools ...
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Word doesn't reflect the change language for correction

I want to change the language settings for correction in Microsoft Word 2007. When I change it or even set it as standard, it doesn't save it. I'm about to have a nervous breakdown. How do I set ...
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How to make 'zsh' to stop autocorrect for some words?

I'm using zsh + oh-my-zsh. How can I make zsh to stop auto-correct for some words? e.g. When I do make install or sudo apt-get install, it always tries to auto correct install to INSTALL. Can I ...
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Autocorrect for “fat fingers” - MS Word

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a plug-in for MS Word which can handle key-presses of surrounding keys when typing at speed (rather like iPhone or Android autocorrect)? My use case is in ...
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Autcorrect sub-menu not available

In older version of word, one could right click on a word, and then have it auto-corrected to a number of different options. Has the functionality been removed for Word 2013? If not, how can I enable ...
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Is there a way to automatically add a period after two spaces in Word?

There is no easy way to implement an AutoCorrect that replaces two spaces (" ") with a period and a space (". ") the way smart phones work. Is there some other alternative method I could possibly ...
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Word autocompletion from inside document

Using office 2013. I'm working on big Word document. There are bunch of common words. The problem is, I wonder if it's possible to suggest words from inside this document while you type (on the fly)? ...
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How can I find out the number of Google search results for a query?

I'm not a native English speaker, so whenever I type a sentence I always wonder if it is correct or informal use. My current approach is to input the sentence in Google Search and see how many results ...
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Autocorrect in MS word / Windows environment

MS Word does some autocorrecting on common spelling mistakes (e.g. "withh") but simply does a red underlining on some other words (e.g. "Akwardd"). For the latter cases, one has to right click the ...
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How to disable autocorrect in IE10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable spell checking in Internet Explorer 10 (Windows 8) I installed the IE10 beta on Windows 7. It has an annoying autocorrect feature like the one in MS Word that ...
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Excel add maths keyboard shortcuts

How can I get excel 2013 to auto correct maths? For example change \int into ∫. I know how to do it for one symbol but is there any way to get excel to recognise all the maths auto corrects?
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Onenote 2010 tell it what a word says

Everytime I write math words (such as "cosh", "sinh") Onenote 2010 recognizes them as things like "costs", "cash" and "sign". I find this annoying, is there a way to "teach" OneNote 2010 that "cosh" ...
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Mmake Microsoft Word change number literals to spellings?

In English, it's better style to spell numbers out. How can I make Word flag this as a grammar error or auto-correct it? (specifically 2007)
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Word 2007: keyboard shortcut to autocorrect a word in front of the cursor

Is there a way to make a keyboard shortcut in Word 2007 that autocorrects the word directly in front of the cursor? Much like the autocorrect feature on mobile devices. It should automatically accept ...
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How to disable “smart quotes” in Windows Live Mail?

Windows Live Mail by default changes straight quotation marks (" and ') to typographic quotation marks, aka "smart quotes" (“, ”, ‘ and ’). This often results in the recipient of the email seeing ...
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Can I trigger Math AutoCorrect in Word 2007 without moving the cursor?

I use Math AutoCorrect in Word 2007, including in body text. I have "Use Math AutoCorrect rules outside of math regions" checked in the AutoCorrect Options. Is there any way to trigger the ...
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Autocorrect to italics: font remains italicized

I am able to set Word 2010 to Autocorrect certain words to italics (for example, correct i.e. to i.e.). However, when I try this, after the auto-replacement the cursor remains italicized, so then I'd ...
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getting windows-8 spelling corrector to work with all applications

IE 10 can make use of the windows-8's default auto spelling corrector feature [when it is enabled]. Now, How to make chrome, notepad etc. to make use of auto spelling corrector feature of windows 8?
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Using Word's autocorrect function to replace double spaces with single spaces

I'd tried unsuccessfully to use Word's autocorrect function to replace double spaces with single spaces. Any suggestions?
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2007 MS Office Auto-correct list not working in 2010 MS Outlook Mail

I upgraded from Office 2007 to Office 2010, and my auto-correct list works as before in everything except Outlook Mail (Outlook Calendar and Tasks work correctly, also Word, Excel). It only works ...
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iTerm auto-capitalising everything

I recently bought a Mac Mini in the office. I had installed Mountain Lion Developer about a month before the official release. Everything worked perfectly except for the fact that in iTerm it'd ...
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Adjust auto-correction in Windows Live mail?

Is there any way to adjust the auto-correction feature in Windows Live Mail? It's constantly wanting to autocorrect "EHR" to "HER" for me. "EHR" is an abbreviation for Electronic Health Records and I ...
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outlook 2010 automatic spellchecking fail

My Emails sometimes stop correcting misspelled words. I can resolve the issue by going to File | Options | Mail (Left Tab) | Spelling and Auto Correct I uncheck "Check spelling as you type", ...
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Rule for changing a word to a set color in Microsoft Word

Is it possible to set a rule up so a certain word, such as elephant always gets highlighted in a certain color in Microsoft Word? To put it into context elephant is a business name (hypothetical), I ...
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How to disable “smart” quote replacement for Russian in MS Word?

How to disable "smart" quotes replacement for Russian? It is disabled in AutoCorrect window but still works:
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Is there an autocorrect for windows?

Is there a way to get the auto-correct feature (found in almost all mobile devices) in windows? I know spell-check, but you still have to manually right-click and choose, and it also doesn't work ...
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Augumented autocorrect in MS word - highlight changed words

I have early stage Parkinson's disease, which causes me some difficulty typing. I have been looking for ways to improve MS-Word's (and ideally MS Outlook's) auto-correct facility as there are a lot ...
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Stop Thunderbird from automatically hyperlinking on send

Uppity Thunderbird has decided it's smarter than me. When sending a message, it automatically converts anything that looks like a URL to a hyperlink, even if I made sure it was not a hyperlink in the ...
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Why is Word 2010 dealing specially with the “[…]”?

I have a weird problem with Microsoft Word 2010. I use another program to put text blocks into my Word documents, for stuff which I use a lot. Now one of those is the "[...]" placeholder. All fine so ...
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Transfer Word 2007 AutoCorrect entries from one machine to another

I have two computers that both have Office 2007 installed on them (an old machine, and a replacement). How would I go about exporting the AutoCorrect entries on one machine and then importing them to ...
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How can I make IE stop “correcting” 'int i;' to 'int I;' when I type code on SE sites?

Gagh! It'd be funny if it weren't so infuriating. I like spell-checking for English. It's really nice when you can't quite remember whether there is 1 'r' or 2 in "assurance", say. But after I've ...
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Automatically replace space with a non-breaking space after certain words

I'm trying to use Word's AutoCorrect feature to replace the space after certain words with a non-breaking space. I tried adding the pattern "theword " in the Replace field, but it refuses to ...