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    Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    27 Apr 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    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






    OPTION ONE

    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)

    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10-typing_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    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

    EnableHwkbAutocorrection2 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.

    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



  1. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 12,547
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #1

    Hello @Brink ,

    I used the REG file to Turn Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words I Type, but it was still Turned On.

    Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10-reg2.png

    On investigation, the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings had TWO EnableHwkbAutocorrection entries . . .

    Turn On or Off Autocorrect for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10-reg1.png

    I changed the REG file to the following and it was then Turned Off . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Created by: Shawn Brink
    ; Created on: November 17th 2017
    ; Updated on: May 5th 2018
    ; Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/98269-turn-off-autocorrect-hardware-keyboard-windows-10-a.html
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings]
    "EnableHwkbAutocorrection"=dword:00000000
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings]
    "EnableHwkbAutocorrection2"=dword:00000000

    I do NOT know if this is unique to my system but I thought I would point it out.

    This the change to the Turn On REG file . . .

    Code:
    
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Created by: Shawn Brink
    ; Created on: November 17th 2017
    ; Updated on: May 5th 2018
    ; Tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/98269-turn-off-autocorrect-hardware-keyboard-windows-10-a.html
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings]
    "EnableHwkbTextPrediction"=dword:00000001
    "EnableHwkbAutocorrection"=dword:00000001
    "EnableHwkbAutocorrection2"=dword:00000001

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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,046
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Thank you @Paul Black. It looks like it had changed. Tutorial now updated.
      My Computers

  3. Paul Black's Avatar
    Posts : 12,547
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #3

    Brink said:
    Thank you @Paul Black. It looks like it had changed. Tutorial now updated.
    You are VERY welcome.
      My Computer


 

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