We have all been there; looking up a word on Google just to find out how it’s spelled. No matter the typos, Google usually knows what you want to type. Thankfully, Google allows you to use its spell-check feature everywhere in your Chrome web browser.
Called the Enhanced spell check, this setting allows you to access Google’s more advanced spell check whenever you type something on the Internet.
But as is the case with most Google services, there is a privacy cost to this. Turning on Enhanced spell check in Chrome also means agreeing to send everything you type on the web to Google’s server. So enable it at your own risk. But, you can also enable Basic spell check without sending data to Google. Lets explore how to do this.
This is for PCs, Macs, Chrome OS, or Linux running Chrome
First, open your Google Chrome browser. Next, click the three-dot hamburger icon located in the top right-hand corner. Refer to below image:
Now, from the drop-down menu that appears, select Settings. See below image:
Alternatively, you can press the Cmd+Comma keyboard shortcut on a Mac or Alt+E on a Windows PC to access the Settings option.
Next, in the sidebar, click Advanced to reveal the advanced menu. Now, choose Languages from the list. See following image:
Under the Spell check section, toggle the radio button in front of the Basic spell check option to turn it On. If you want enhanced spell checking, toggle the radio button in front of the Enhanced spell check to turn it On. Keep in mind, the enhanced option means you are sending your browser activity to Google. Refer to below image:
At the time of writing, Enhanced spell check is not available for Google Chrome’s Android and iPhone clients.
In case you are still not satisfied with your Chrome’s spell check, you can give a third party Chrome extension called Grammarly, a try.
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