How to turn off your Mac’s spelling auto-correct

If you’re like me and driven to distraction by OSX Mountain Lion’s determination to change the words you type, it’s actually very easy to turn it off:

1. Go to Apple Menu > System Preferences

2. Click on ‘Language and Text’

3. Uncheck the box ‘Correct spelling automatically’:

Language___Text4. That’s it!



  1. Thanks. PS. On OSX Mavericks 10.9.4 you can turn off autocorrect, use: apple, system prefes, keyboard prefs, text, disable correct spelling.

  2. Great tip – thanks David!

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