Spell check is a powerful tool in Microsoft Office, but you don’t get its autocorrect functionality across Windows like you do in Android or iOS.
My autocorrect changes "cutey" to "curry" so if I ever call you curry it's a compliment.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) October 7, 2015
You’re probably more accurate with a physical keyboard on your computer than with the virtual one on your phone, but everyone still makes typos. Here’s how to get autocorrect across the board on your PC.
You’ll need the free tool AutoHotkey (AHK) for this trick. Aside from simply remapping keys, this powerful utility can automate complex functions and beef up your productivity in ways you never thought possible.
Once you get over the learning curve of Autohotkey, it really is insanely useful. Glad I finally abandoned HotKeyz.
— Rod Hilton (@rodhilton) October 4, 2015
Go ahead and download the autocorrect script, saving it anywhere to your computer. Once you have AHK installed, just double-click to run it and you’ll see an icon in the system tray alerting you of its presence.
If you’d like to edit or add to the list of corrections, find the green AHK icon in your system tray, right-click it, and choose “Edit this script.” It’s probably wise to set the script to run at startup so you don’t have to manually enable it each time you boot.
That’s it! The script contains thousands of common typos – it will erase and replace them with the correct word when you misspell one. If you look closely, you can see the script instantly rewrite the word, saving you lots of time.
tried to write "finance" in my phone and it came up, after autocorrect, as "DJ anxiety" which is like half my followers' Twitter names
— Gohan Whibley (@neonwario) October 7, 2015
Does autocorrect in Windows save you time? Have you set up any AutoHotkey scripts? If you’ve used this tool, comment with your thoughts!
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