My experience with Microsoft technology

My experience with Microsoft technology

Windows 8 Developer Preview: Disable spell checker

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most of you who tried the Window 8 Developer preview might have noticed that Internet Explorer 10 has now a spell checker which is basically a good thing. Unfortunately there is no way to disable it in the options (hopefully only for the developer preview). As it messes up my blog software turning write things wrong and slowing some web pages to actually miss keystrokes I was searching for a way to disable it. As it took some time I reblog the information I found here . Just kill the MSSpellCheckingFacility process.


But killing the process seems not enough. Each time I start an application with a text field the process spins up again. Because of that I rename the file to MsSpellCheckingFacility.exe.bak. To be able to do that you need to take ownership of the file first and grant you full control:





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Written by alexanderschmitt

27. September 2011 at 20:25

Posted in Windows 8

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  1. Thanks, great post! Combination IE10 + spell check + Facebook + typing in Dutch made me lose every 2nd character…


    28. September 2011 at 13:49

  2. Oh God… Does this “correct” British English by default like every other browser does?


    2. October 2011 at 08:58

  3. There is no need for such a brutal solution. It can be turned off in Start -> PC Settings -> General (at least in the Consumer Preview).

    Michal Altair Valášek

    3. March 2012 at 00:17

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