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How to Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10


Starting with Windows 10 build 17035, Microsoft is introducing the ability to see text suggestions while typing on a hardware keyboard.

Text suggestions for hardware keyboard only supports the English (United States) language at this time.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off autocorrect misspelled words as you type on a hardware keyboard when text suggestions are available for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard in Registry Editor





Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

2. Click/tap on Typing on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Autocorrect misspelled words I type for what you want under Hardware keyboard on the right side. (see screenshot below)

You will need to turn on Show text suggestions as I type to be able to turn on Autocorrect misspelled words I type .

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10
Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings

EnableHwkbAutocorrection DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

This will also turn on Show text suggestions as I type for the hardware keyboard.

Turn_on_autocorrect_misspelled_words_as_type_for_hardware_keyboard.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_off_autocorrect_misspelled_words_as_type_for_hardware_keyboard.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn