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How to disable Safari text corrections?

How to disable text corrections in Safari? While typing Safari can change the text. How to prevent Safari from this behaviour?
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"Add" button in MSOffice Word Autocorrect Options is grayed out when trying to replace -- with a dash

I am talking about these settings: Here it says The Add button does not become enabled until you type some text in the:- With: - box. But that's not the case here; the button stays gray: Am I ...
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How to auto-format lines in Libre Office Writer

I would like to see all the lines starting with '//' in a grey colour (Like comments in an IDE). Can I do this automatically while typing using the autocorrect feature any other feature available in ...
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Words 2007 Windows 10 Auto corrects gives me some weird English choices when it already knows i write in French

now and then I write in French and I am a terrible speller besides my keyboard is not very good with accents. So, When Words works well as I type, it shows me the errors (in French) and I have the ...
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Add word to autocorrect of a single language in Office

I use multiple display languages in Microsoft Office - German as primary, English as secondary. I would like Office to correct "im" to "I'm" when the editing language of the ...
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Can't make Windows 10 replace a phrase (NOT MS WORD)

THIS IS NOT FOR MS WORD. I see a similar old question but it doesn't apply to my issue. I can't seem to make autocorrect suggestions (for example misspelled words underlined in red in Firefox) work ...
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Way to enable auto spell correct on windows 10 with any browser?

My typing is really bad so I have been trying to enable auto correct for windows 10 while using a web browser(mainly for facebook chat). I did a google search and all posts are on how to disable it. I ...
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disable atomatic text options changes in word 2016

Often when writing a document, either by moving the cursor from current text to a different part of the text, or when I change between languages in the text, word will change the text settings on it's ...
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How to enter text containing "[[" and "]]" in Microsoft OneNote without it creating and linking to a new page?

I use OneNote to keep track of useful coding resources and templates in R and Python. This is not usually a problem but I am having difficulty typing any code with indices containing double square ...
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How to disable automatic capitalization in Windows 10's Mail app?

I have disabled autocorrect in Windows' Typing settings: When I write an e-mail in English and include some French sentences, random lowercase words become capitalized automatically, as if they were ...
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Skype is still uppercasing even with disabled spell check

Even though I disabled every possible spell correction, Skype is still uppercasing automatically ("cyber monday" becomes "cyber Monday", etc.) I want the freedom to write all lower case in my chat ...
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Facebook always changes Dutch word 'heeft' to 'heft'

Within FaceBook, on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, inside a chat with another FaceBook user, it keeps changing the Dutch word 'heeft' (meaning 'has' from 'to have') into 'heft', which is also a Dutch ...
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Microsoft word wont let me use shift8 to create a bullet point

Hello any help would be appreciated. I have not changed or edited any settings in Word yet * no longer makes a bullet point. I've tried Auto Correct in options and triggering automatic bullet lists ...
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How to Add Dictionaries of Text Suggestions to Windows 10 Keyboard

In Windows 10 in recent versions, an option has been added to predict text and correct errors This option exists only in English, but not in my language I tried to search the source of the English ...
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how to stop Outlook adding space after backslash

I was going to ask this and then figured it out. I assume this applies to Word as well. If you type something in an email with a backslash and then paste something at the end, it automatically adds a ...
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Microsoft Word 2007 remove the Autocorrect "formatting guide lines" for tables

I'm using Microsoft Word 2007. I wanted to removed the Autocorrect "formatting guide lines" ( for lack of a better term ) for tables that show up as you edit the document. I've already Unchecked the ...
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Windows-10 auto-correct, how to use it with the keyboard?

I want to try using the Windows 10 auto-correct with my keyboard, not with the mouse. I enabled it in the Typing -> Hardware keyboard -> Show text suggestions as I type configuration. I can ...
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"Replace text as you type" gets unchecked automatically

I've set up some autocorrect rules in Word, and they work well. However from time to time "replace text as you type" become unchecked, and I need to go to options and check it again. I don't have ...
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Outlook performing an AutoCorrect that isn't defined in settings or dictionary

When composing an email today, I typed the word "autodiscover" and Outlook AutoCorrected it to "Autodiscover". I was surprised at this and so I looked in the AutoCorrect Options, only to discover that ...
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Is there any way to disable autocorrect in microsoft edge?

I'm using MS Edge and even though I have globally disabled autocorrect because it just gets in the way, it just does not care. It still insists on destroying proper capitalisation and otherwise ...
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Turn math autocorrect back on in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

I was using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011 Version 14.7.3 (170325) on macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to edit formulas when suddenly the math autocorrect stopped working. So, for example, when in a formula ...
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Stop online Office apps from replacing lowercase single-letter word "i" with "I"

What happens? In Scandinavian languages such as Norwegian, just the letter "i" as a word means "in" or "inside". When I type this word into an online Office app, it gets replaced with the uppercase ...
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How do I set global auto-correct settings for all of Office instead of program by program?

After reinstalling Office 2013 a few months ago, I began to disable several auto-correct settings that I had already disabled in my previous installation, but I still occasionally find that I missed ...
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How to auto-complete/auto-close brackets on Mac?

Some text editors for programming support auto-closing brackets. For example, on Jupyter Notebook or Jupyterlab for Python, given a line, say asdf wert xcvb If I double-click to highlight wert, ...
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How to disable spell-checking and auto-correction in Skype?

I am using Skype (currently 12.13.257.0) on a German Windows 10 x64 machine. How do I completely turn off auto-correction and spell-checking? These docs claim I have to disable spell-checking in the ...
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How do I turn off the onscreen keyboard's auto-correction feature in Outlook 2013?

Recently, I have migrated my software from a PC to be discarded to a new one, Office 2013 as well. Since then I experience a behavior I had not on the old machine. In Outlook 2013, all at a sudden I ...
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Use MS Word Autocorrect list in Excel 2016

I have a custom autocorrect list in MS word that was created using certain symbols. If you go to Insert>Symbol, at the bottom left, there's a "AutoCorrect" button that you can use to be replaced by ...
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Windows 10 spell check adds misspelled words

Is there a way to review the alterations to spell check in Windows? I'm noticing more and more that typos are somehow getting in when using Skype (I have the "Auto correct and highlight misspelled ...
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How do you stop Excel from auto-replacing characters and sequences?

Excel, and I think most Office Products, have an obnoxious habit of replacing regular ASCII characters with obscure extended characters if it can, which renders the result absolutely useless to ...
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How to stop Libreoffice (German) from replacing three dots "..." by the three-dots-character "…"?

I updated not too long ago. In the previous installed version I had turned this off. In the version installed now I can't find the optionbox. ): Version: 5.3.0.3 (x64) BS-Version: Windows 6.1; UI-...
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How can I have bash autocorrect my typos

I have a silly but very persistent problem. I continually mistype git grep as git grpe, gi tgrep or gi tgrpe. Is there a way of telling bash to replace certain strings I type with other strings? I ...
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find Autocorrect files LibreOffice Linux

Where can I find the file where the auto-correct saves the words to correct? I happen to custom the auto-correct with a lot of words, and maybe it would save a lot of time to insert them directly in ...
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Is there a way to have MS Word not autocorrect in selected document regions?

I'm setting up some tables where some cells will contain either a single lowercase letter or two lowercase letters. (Specifically, I'm trying to set up Punnett squares from genetics.) So, e.g., a cell ...
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Excel's "Replace Text As You Type" AutoCorrect option stops working at 256-long cells

If your "Replace Text As You Type" option is supposed to replace text of length L with another text, then if the cell contains over 255 characters (including L), the "Replace Text As You Type" ...
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Outlook: add a specific word to be highlighted as an error

When writing a mail, I am used to misspell the name of a colleague, I therefore would like to have an error Highlight, when writing wrong. Do you know how to add a specific word to be highlighted as ...
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How can I add a Word to Windows 10 Auto-Correct?

Windows 10 has added an Auto-Correct feature for typing. I want to be able to edit the dictionary. This document says that I should be able to find it here: %AppData%\Microsoft\Spelling\<...
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Weird autocorrect issue on macOS Sierra (period, right-parenthesis, space, space)

System-wide, when I type: .) My mac replaces this with: .) . or .). I'm thinking that I must have set some weird autocorrect somewhere? How do I stop it from doing this?
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Prevent character or word auto-corrections in Microsoft Word

Is there a way to prevent Microsoft Word 2010 from making any auto-corrections. Here's one example, that causes issues when creating technical documentation for server build scripts. Copy and ...
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Why my Excel 2016 keeps using English autocorrect with another language set as default?

I installed Croatian dictionary in my Excel 2016 and made it default editing language (later I even removed English from editing languages). However, when I write in cells, Excel keeps using English ...
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MS Word tries to uncapitalize a word in the middle of my sentence

I am writing in first person as an entity made of several entities...a collection of entities. I use the word "We" often. I capitalize it to indicate that the entities are speaking. As a proper ...
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How to disable autocorrect in Windows 10 Mail?

I have the builtin systemwide Windows 10 autocorrect disabled: An overwhelming majority of the time I use the US layout for coding, and writing both English and Slovak text. It's considered ...
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Word 2016 typing 'iDIN?' toggles caps-lock and changes capitalization

I'm writing a report in Word 2016 (Office 365 ProPlus, version 16.0.6741.2963) and every time I type the string 'iDIN?' it automatically gets converted to 'Idin?' and it toggles my caps-lock. At first ...
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Auto correction in Web form and how to turn it off

When writing in a Web form, there seems to be an auto correction, that turns initials of words and converts them to capital letters. I am writing in Germany and the systems seems to autoatically apply ...
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What's the keyboard shortcut for MS Word's AutoCorrect Options menu?

I'm looking for the keyboard shortcut to open the AutoCorrect Options menu (I'm using that name since it's what the tooltip shows) that's added when it makes corrections. When MS Word (I'm using ...
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Replace text starting with space using AutoCorrect

How to I replace the following text with another text string? "<space> QWERTY" → "qwerty" The string that is going to be replaced starts with a space. Actually a hard space. It seems like I ...
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How can one turn off spellchecking in Notepad++?

I have 6.8.3; the solutions given here: How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++? ... are for version 6.5 or so. The UI items mentioned in the solution are no longer present. That is, my ...
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How to undo autocorrect in libreoffice calc

I would like to prevent libreoffice calc to make autocorrecion in some cases in some cell. For example, sometimes libreoffice decides that some text I enter is a hyperlink and it formats the cell as a ...
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Switch off autocorrect in libreoffice calc for specific document, column, cell

There is a way to completely turn off autocorrect in libreoffice calc. However, I would prefer turn off autocorrect in less scale: document, worksheet, column/row, cell. How it can be obtained?
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Is there a way to make Microsoft Word's autocorrect more aggressive?

Often when I'm typing quickly, trying to get a fleeting thought down, I make small mistakes typing. If I do it several times in a sentence, I have to go back and right click on each word and correct ...
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How to merge dictionaries of different languages for autocorrect?

I'm bilingual, and I'm constantly writing both in Portuguese and English so of course, I would like to have auto-corrector and word suggestion in both languages. I know I can easily change between ...
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