Let Windows automatically correct typing mistakes and suggest words as you type, OR disable these features if not suitable for your use case.
Many other operating systems have been providing autocorrect and text suggestions to their users for quite some time and Windows seemed to be lacking behind in that department.
That being said, starting Windows 11, Microsoft decided to change that. You can use autocorrect and text suggestions even when typing with a physical keyboard on Windows.
Though there are many users who would find enabling this feature very helpful, there is an equal number of people that will find this pure annoying.
No matter your stance on the topic, if you wish to enable autocorrect and text suggestions or you have accidentally turned them on and wish to turn them off; this guide will serve you well.
Enable or Disable Autocorrect and Text Suggestions from the Settings App
Enabling or disabling autocorrect and text suggestions is a pretty straightforward process in Windows 11. Moreover, Windows also provides text suggestions for multiple languages if you wish to enable it.
First, head to the Start Menu of your Windows 11 device, then choose the ‘Settings’ option.
Next, click on the ‘Time & language’ tab present on the left sidebar of the window.
Then, click on the ‘Typing’ tile present to the right of the window to continue.
Now you will be able to see all the typing-related settings for your machine.
If you wish to turn on the text suggestions, locate the ‘Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard’ option and toggle the switch to the ‘On’ position.
Likewise, to turn off text suggestions, click on the toggle switch following the ‘Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard’ to bring it to the ‘Off’ position in Typing settings.
If you use more than one input language on your Windows device, and you have text suggestion enabled as well, turning on multilingual text suggestions definitely makes sense.
To turn on multilingual text suggestions, locate the ‘Multilingual text suggestion’ tile and toggle the following switch to the ‘On’ position.
If your text suggestions settings are already off, you won’t receive text suggestions in other languages as well.
However, in the case where you wish to keep the text suggestion on but turn off the multilingual text suggestions, click toggle the switch present on the ‘Multilingual text suggestions’ tile to the ‘Off’ position.
To turn on Autocorrect, locate the ‘Autocorrect misspelled words’ tile on the Typing settings screen and turn the toggle switch next to it to the ‘On’ position.
If you are here to disable the Autocorrect setting, then turn the toggle switch next to the ‘Autocorrect misspelled word’ option to the ‘Off’ position.
Windows can also highlight your misspelled words instead of autocorrecting them. If you wish to do so, locate the ‘Highlight misspelled words’ tile and toggle the following switch to the ‘On’ position.
In case you do not wish to get your words autocorrected nor highlighted when misspelled, click on the toggle switch following the ‘Highlight misspelled words’ option to turn it off.
Check out Your Typing Insights
You can also take a look at your typing insights on Windows 11. It will help you realize how many words were autocompleted, suggested, spelling corrections made, and even keystrokes saved.
To access insights, from the ‘Typing’ screen, scroll down to locate the ‘Typing insights’ tile and click on it.
You will now be able to see all the typing-related insights recorded by Windows.
Note: Typing insights are only available when both the text suggestions and autocorrect features are on.
How to Create a Hotkey to Switch your Input Language
If you are one of those who uses multiple input languages on your Windows machines, you can quickly create a shortcut using which you will be able to switch between them.
To do so, head to the ‘Settings’ app from the Start menu of Your Windows device.
Next, click on the ‘Time & Language’ tab present on the left sidebar of your screen.
After that, click on the ‘Typing’ tile present on the right section of the window.
Then, scroll down and locate the ‘Advanced keyboard settings’ tile and click on it to continue.
Next, click on the ‘Input language hot keys’ option present under the ‘Switching input methods’ section. This will open a separate window on your screen.
Now from the opened window, select the input language by clicking on it you wish to create a hotkey for and click on the ‘Change Key Sequence’ button from the bottom right of the window. This will open a separate window on your screen.
From the opened window, click to check the checkbox preceding the ‘Enable Key Sequence’ label. Then, click on the first drop-down menu to select your modifier key.
Next, click on the second drop-down menu and select a number key to accompany the modifier key. Once selected, click on the ‘OK’ button to confirm and close.
Finally, to save the changes, click on the ‘Apply’ button and then click on the ‘OK’ button to close the window.
Your hotkey to switch language input is ready, try pressing the shortcut on your keyboard to give it a go.