How does spell checker work in each browser?

Spell checker simply checks for the words that you had saved in the dictionary of the browsers. Depending on the browsers, you need to change some settings to enable spell check. 

We are showing you how you can customize the spell checker in the top 6 browsers:


1. Launch the Chrome browser, click on the vertical ellipses to open the menu and choose Settings from there. Alternatively, you can also type chrome://settings in the address bar and press Enter.

2. On the settings screen type languages in the search box to locate the language settings.

3. Click on Language to expand the options and then click on Add languages. Add Language for Spell Check in Chrome.

4. In the list that opens up, choose the languages that you want to add in Chrome browser. You can use the search box to find your languages. Click on the Add button to add those languages. Add Language for Spell Check in Chrome

5. Type chrome://settings in the address bar and press Enter. This will open the Chrome settings screen once again removing the filters applied by the search box.

6. In the search box, type spell checks to find spell check related settings.

7. Click on Spell Check to expand the options and toggle the spell check support for the languages displayed in the list.Add Language for Spell Check in Chrome That’s it. Now your Chrome browser is going to perform a spell check as you type in any of those languages.


  1. Select the “Menu” button located at the upper-right corner of the screen, then choose “Options“.
  2. Scroll to the “Language” section.
  3. Select “Check my spelling as I type” if you want to turn spell checker on. Uncheck it if you wish to have it off.

Mac (Safari): 

Most applications have Spell Checking turned on by default, but or some reason, Safari does not. Even though Safari is not a word processor or text editor. Here's how to turn on spell checking in Safari:

  • Check spelling: Choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check Document Now. The first error is highlighted. To show the next error, press Command-semicolon (;). To see suggested spellings for a word, Control-click it.
  • Check grammar: Choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check Grammar With Spelling (a checkmark shows it’s on). Grammar errors are underlined in green. Move the pointer over an underlined word to see a description of the problem.
  • Ignore misspellings: Control-click a word, then choose Ignore Spelling. The word is ignored if it occurs again in the document (it will be highlighted in other documents).
  • Add words to the spelling dictionary: Control-click a word, then choose Learn Spelling. The word won’t be flagged as misspelled in any document. To have the word flagged as misspelled again, Control-click it in a document, then choose Unlearn Spelling.

If you’re checking a long document, it may be easier to use the Spelling and Grammar window. Choose Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Show Spelling and Grammar.

If an app’s Edit menu doesn’t include a spelling or grammar command, check its preferences or menus to see if it has its own spell checker.

Mac (Chrome): 

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the "Languages" section, click Languages and input settings.
  5. Click Custom spelling dictionary.
  6. In the open text field, type the new word that you want to add. To remove a word that you've previously added, hover over the word and click X.
  7. Click Done.

Microsoft Edge:

Please follow these steps and check.

  1. Press Windows Key + I and click on Devices.
  2. Click on Typing and turn on the following options.
  • Auto-correct misspelled words.
  • Highlight misspelled words.

Internet Explorer (Windows 8):

Open the 'setting' then select the button 'Change PC Setting' .

From PC menu Setting, select 'General' and then set 'Highlight Misspelled Words' slider to the "On" position.

If you want the setting to automatically correct any misspelled words then you need to set 'Auto-correct Misspelled Words' slider to the "On" position.

That's it!! If you have any questions, please contact us.

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