How to Disable Microsoft Edge Spell Check

Written by Thirumalraj

Let’s see the steps to enable or disable the spell checker on Edge (In this case, I’m using Windows 11 PC):

Open the Edge browser and click on the three horizontal dots at the top right.

Click on “Settings.”

On the left sidebar, click “Languages.”

On the right, you’ll 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.


You can add words you don’t 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 term 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 shows a misspelled word, right-click on it and select “Add to dictionary.”

That’s all.

Alternate Methods

Method #1

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

Open Edge and 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 where you can find this entry: Check spelling.

Please hover your mouse over it. Enable Check spelling when entering text.

Now, right-click on the same search box and hover your mouse over “Check spelling.”

Click on it to enable spell check for a specific language.

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.

If you don’t see the Edge key mentioned above, you need to create it, and here’s how: Right-click on the Microsoft key and select New > Key. Type Edge and then press the Enter key.

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.

Thanks for reading.

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