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How to adjust spell-checker settings in Google Chrome

February 26, 2010 00:33 PST

Posted by Andrew.

In computing, a spell checker (or spell check) is an application program that flags words in a document that may not be spelled correctly. Spell checkers may be stand-alone capable of operating on a block of text, or as part of a larger application, such as a word processor, email client, electronic dictionary, or search engine.

Google Chrome has a built-in spell-checker to automatically check what you're typing into web forms and text fields. This feature is enabled by default. To adjust Spell checker settings, please do following steps:

  1. Click the Tools menu, then select Options.
  2. Click the Under the Hood tab, then click Change font and language settings button.
  3. Click the Languages tab.
    • Select the "Check spelling" checkbox if you want Google Chrome to automatically check your spelling.
    • Select the language you want to use in the "Spell-checker language" drop-down menu. The default Spell-checker language is English.

Add a new word to the dictionary

You can right click the word in the text field, then select Add to dictionary.

Note: The current version of Chrome doesn't support for removing a word from the dictionary.

Other resource about Google Chrome and spell checker

#1  posted on December 02, 2010 06:00 PST
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Title: Spell Check
Description: This site is representing a spellchecker script for webmasters. It allows to spell check web forms and gives an opportunity to embed it into simple text forms as well as into best web WYSIWYG editors, such as CKEditor, TinyMCE and others.
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Mariya Popova

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