How do I disable autocorrect and autocomplete?

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 :stuck_out_tongue:

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.