How to use autocorrect misspelled words and text suggestions with hardware keyboards on Windows 10?

If you have ever used any smartphone, you might be aware of autocorrect and the text suggestions feature that pops up when typing a word. Popular keyboards like Microsoft’s Swiftkey,  Google’s GBoard, and even the built-in iPhone keyboard learn from you with time and provides you suggestions over time to speed up your workflow. Once you switch from smartphone to desktop or laptop, you miss those helpful features.

Auto spelling correction or auto-correct misspelled text is a fantastic feature, especially for those who cannot type without spelling mistakes. This feature is also helpful when you are not sure about the exact spelling of a word. Once you start typing, it will give you suggestions on a pop-up. You can select any word from that suggestions.

This auto spelling correction feature is also available in document editing software such as Microsoft Office and LibreOffice. Even the autocorrect function is available in Facebook, webmail, and chat services. Now, on Windows 10, Microsoft has added an option that brings these features to hardware keyboards. Before Windows 10, Microsoft had introduced an auto-correct function on Windows 8. Still, it was limited to touch-keyboard, but on Windows 10, the auto-correction function is available for both touch and hardware keyboards.

The auto-correct misspelled words function included in Windows 10 in April 2018 Update (version 1803). When you turn on this feature, it will cover the entire Windows that means you can use the auto-correct function even while typing in File Explorer, Notepad, WordPad, and other programs that don’t come with a built-in auto-correct feature.

If you prefer to get the suggestions for words or texts you type and autocorrect misspelled words, this post will help you do the same.

How to Enable and Use Autocorrect Misspelled Words and Text Suggestions with Hardware Keyboards on Windows 10?

To enable and use autocorrect misspelled words and text suggestions with hardware keyboards in Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Press Windows logo + I keys simultaneously to open the Settings app.

Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click the “Time & language” category.

Step 3. Under “Time & language,” click the “Language” menu from the left side.

Step 4. On the right side pane of the Language, click the link “Spelling, typing & keyboard settings.”

Step 5. On the next screen that appears, scroll down to “Hardware keyboard.” Turn the toggle On, next to “Show text suggestions as I type” and “Autocorrect misspelled words I type.”

If you don’t want to change more settings, you can close the Settings window. Now open notepad or WordPad app and start typing. You will see a popup with three words as a suggestion when you start typing.

How to Disable or Turn off Autocorrect Misspelled Words and Text Suggestions with Hardware Keyboards on Windows 10?

If you want to turn off any future autocorrect misspelled words or text suggestions with hardware keyboards, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Press Windows logo + I keys simultaneously to open the Settings app.

Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click the “Time & language” category.

Step 3. Under “Time & language,” click the “Language” menu from the left side.

Step 4. On the right side pane of the Language, click the link “Spelling, typing & keyboard settings.”

Step 5. On the next screen that appears, scroll down to “Hardware keyboard.” Turn the toggle Off, next to “Show text suggestions as I type” and “Autocorrect misspelled words I type.”

After executing the above steps, both the features “Show text suggestions as I type” and “Autocorrect misspelled words I type” will be disabled on your PC.

In Windows 8 and Windows 7, you can turn on the spelling check feature in Notepad and WordPad using the freeware tool tinySpell.

That’s all!!

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