How to Enable or Disable Spell Checker on Edge

Here are the steps to complete this task:

Open Edge browser.

Click on the three horizontal dots at the top right.

Click on “Settings.”

On the left sidebar, click “Languages.”

On the right, you will see the “Check spelling” section.

Here you can see which languages have spell checking enabled or disabled.

Activate (to turn on) or deactivate (to turn off) the switch next to the desired language.

That’s it.

Note:

You can add words that you do not want the spell checker to mark as misspelled in Customize spell check. 

To add a word, follow these steps:

Hit Customize spell check.

Enter the word you prefer in the field at the top.

Hit the Add word button.

That’s it.

Note that you can remove the word you’ve added by clicking the X beside it.

You can also add a word by following these steps:

After the spell checker indicates a word is misspelled, right-click on it and select Add to dictionary.

That’s all.

Alternate methods for enabling and disabling the spell checker are as follows:

Method #1

This method is only for enabling spell checking.

Open Edge.

Hit the three horizontal dots at the top right.

Click Settings.

Right-click the search box on the left sidebar.

There is now a context menu in which you can find this  entry: Check spelling.

Simply hover your mouse over it.

Enable Check spelling when entering text.

If you wish to enable spell check for a certain language, click on it.

To enable spell check for all languages, click All your languages.

That’s it.

Method #2

This method is only for disabling spell checking. Here are the steps:

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge.

Then double-click “Enable spellcheck” in the right pane.

Select Disabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: For default, follow the steps above but select Enabled or Not Configured.

Method #3

This method is only for disabling spell checking. Here are the steps:

Open Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before proceeding.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Edge.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Type SpellcheckEnabled and then hit the Enter key.

That’s it.

Note: For default, delete the DWORD you created earlier.

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