Hi all, I’m finding the red underlines to be more distracting than helpful, like someone constantly pointing out my mistakes.
Then stop making mistakes
You have not said where you see this. As far as I know, it is a feature of your web browser. And we don’t know which browser you are using.
The browser I’m using doesn’t offer underlining and I have this issue across applications. It’s much easier to turn off in other operating systems.
I doubt this is an operating system feature. I assume it is a feature of the desktop. So better explain which DE you use.
BTW, in KDE System settings, there is Regional Settings > Spelling Check, but I do not see possibility to switch it off complete.
I doubt your statement – 99.99999 % of applications running on other operating systems offer a means to select the spell and grammar checking language which shall be used and, often a means to deactivate the spell and grammar checking.
- Yes, there is an operating system offered by a couple of lumberjacks located in the West American pine forests which has a central setting for spell and grammar checking but, whether or not the applications running on that operating system respect that system setting, is another matter …
If you really do not want any spell and/or grammar checking on your system, you can try removing all the “spell” packages and the “Enchant” library – once you’ve done that, you’ll need to lock all the removed packages to ensure that, they do not get re-installed.
- If you do not want to remove spell and grammar checking, you’ll have to live with the red-underlining which begins either when you type slowly or, mistype something and, hit either the space-bar or, the full-stop key or, the comma key.