Disable Automatic Spell Checker

This tweak disables the automatic spell checker which has been included in Mac OS X Lion and later.


To implement this tweak:

  1. Start a new Terminal session (in Finder click Applications > Utilities > Terminal).

  2. To disable this setting, type (or copy and paste) the following command:

    defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -boolean false
  3. To reset this setting to the default value, type (or copy and paste) the following command:

    defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -boolean true
  4. To activate this tweak please reboot the system.

  5. Close the Terminal session by typing exit at the prompt.

Disclaimer: Making any changes to your system can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from these modifications can be resolved. Please follow the instructions carefully and use the information provided at your own risk.