As documented here, Google Chrome has an automatic spell-check built in, and it is possible to disable it for certain fields temporarily.

Can it be disabled for all sites?


On OS X the checkbox is now under Edit -> Spelling and Grammar. Note that the browser must be focused on a text box for the menu entry to be enabled.

On my system the checkbox appeared as set only after I restarted Chrome. The red lines disappeared immediately as I unchecked it.

disable spellchecking

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    Wonderful, thank you - the trick of focusing on the text box to get the option to enable is key. – kmoe Feb 14 '16 at 19:33

Go to Chrome Settings (Enter chrome://settings/ in address bar)

Click on Advance Settings and then click on Language and Input settings and then untick the Enable spell checking check box.

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    I can't see that option. I'm on Chrome 38 on OSX. Perhaps it's different on Windows? – kmoe Nov 12 '14 at 14:14
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    -1 The question is for OSX. This answer doesn't apply on macs. – martin jakubik Dec 16 '15 at 9:24

Enter chrome://settings/languages in the address bar

A dialogue box will open listing the installed languages.

At the bottom is a tickbox labelled Enable Spell Checking.

Untick the box. This should disable spell checking everywhere.

Screenshot of dialogue

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    What if I don't have that checkbox??? – Dmitry Sep 4 '15 at 17:19
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    Damn! The tickbox disappeared in version 47. – Jairo Bochi Dec 5 '15 at 20:14
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    -1 same reason: this answer does not apply to OSX. – martin jakubik Dec 16 '15 at 9:25

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