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Disabling AutoCorrect in Internet Explorer 11

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    Disabling AutoCorrect in Internet Explorer 11


    Okay, so after a while of Googling, I finally manage to remedy this myself. I'm posting this here so that this post may hopefully turn up on Google results to save people who had the same problem as I did some time.

    So basically, IE11, independent of what the settings for Windows 8.1 is, will ALWAYS have autocorrect on and there's no easy way to disable it. I actually even encountered an official bug report were an MS employee closed it stating that "this is by design for now".

    Without further ado, spell-checking is controlled by C:\Windows\System32\MsSpellCheckingFacility.dll. You'll want to rename this to something, say MsSpellCheckingFacility(2).dll, to disable this.

    For those not techinically inclined, note that this is a system file and it may cause some problems. Specifically, if you want Windows 8 to spell check for you but not IE11. You'll also need to take ownership of said file if you want to rename it. See Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8

    That's it. Save your frustration. AutoCorrect is especially when you know more than one language is ANNOYING.

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    Hello Arkhi,

    Turning off autocorrect and highlight misspelled words in Windows 8.1 would normally be applied to IE11 as well. Once turned off, you would need to close and reopen IE11 to apply though.

    Spell Checking - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


    The Microsoft employee may have misunderstood what you meant since there used to be a separate setting in IE10 for this, but now it's fully integrated with IE11 and Windows 8.1 instead.

    Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) Spelling Correction - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    In theory, yes. It should be applied to IE11 as well. My experience, though, has dictated that it does not.

    It's quite ridiculous, really. You would expect it to turn off but every Microsoft program that uses it still uses it independed of the settings in Windows 8.1 you have set.

    I'm not the only one who shares this problem.

    Disabling the Autocorrect in Internet Explorer 11 Preview. - Microsoft Community
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    Edit: just to add, this is the offending Bug report: http://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feed...ot-be-disabled

    To quote:
    At this time we will not be able to address this issue, but will consider it for a future release of Internet Explorer. For now we will close it as by design.
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Disabling AutoCorrect in Internet Explorer 11
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