Google Chrome


Do you type too fast? Google Chrome’s built-in spell-checker can automatically check your spelling in web forms and text fields.

Adjust spell-checker settings

This is only applicable to Windows

  1. Click the wrench icon wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Languages" section, click Languages and spell-checker settings.
  5. In the Languages and Input dialog that appears, use the "Enable spell checking" checkbox to turn the spell-checker on or off.

If you want to use the spell-checker, select the language from the list that you want to use and click Use this language for spell checking on the right. If the language isn’t listed, first add it as one of your preferred languages.

There’s a chance that the language you add may not have a spell-checker dictionary available. If that’s the case, you won’t be able to check your spelling in that language.

Add a new word to the dictionary

If the spell-checker keeps underlining a word that you often use, right-click the word and select Add to dictionary. At this time, it’s not possible to remove a word from the dictionary.

Temporarily turn off the spell-checker

You can temporarily disable the spell-checker for the field you’re typing in. Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the text field.
  2. Select Spell-checker options (Mac: Spelling and Grammar).
  3. Deselect "Check the spelling of this field" (Mac: Check spelling while typing).

Windows only. If you regularly use the web in multiple languages, you can easily switch between different language dictionaries as you type.

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