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How do I turn off spell check?

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Initial post: Dec 18, 2011, 11:18:26 AM PST
Jazzy E says:
when I abbreviate or shorten words on purpose, Kindle corrects them. How do I stop it from doing this? Help! ex: if I type 'cuz' it changes to 'cousin'

Posted on Jan 17, 2012, 7:20:19 PM PST
utkgrad101 says:
I would like to know as well! It always autocorrects my daughters name to Jaycees. Uhm i didn't name here that.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012, 7:21:12 PM PST
utkgrad101 says:
I would like to know as well! It always autocorrects my daughters name to Jaycees. Uhm i didn't name here that.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012, 8:20:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2012, 8:21:56 PM PST
C. Scilley says:
You can train the dictionary. When you type the word that you want, and it wants to correct it, look at the list of words over the keyboard. The one, that it wants to change the word to, will be highlighted. The word before that one will be the word you typed. Touch that word(the one you wanted) and then touch it again to save it in the dictionary.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012, 9:11:41 PM PST
Jazzy E says:
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012, 1:24:12 AM PST
C. Scilley says:
You are very welcome! I am glad that I could help. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012, 2:14:04 PM PST
Marilyn says:
I called Customer Service about this problem and the guy had NO Clue! While he 'researched' it, I found your answer on the Forum, tried it, it works. When he came back on the line, I read your answer to him, suggested that he make a note of it. Customer service is very responsive but forum answers seem to have a lot more product knowledge behind them. Thank you very much Carolyn! It was frustrating to keep having 'yum' turn into either yuk or hum.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012, 4:11:01 PM PST
utkgrad101 says:
It worked! Praise Jesus, Allah, Santa Claus and whoever else! Now my daughter is not Jaycee but Kaycee. WOO HOO!! Carolyn you are awesome!!!!!!

Posted on Jan 23, 2012, 4:20:23 PM PST
Chris Miller says:
Training the Fires dictionary is all well and good but is there a way to turn the auto correct off? I hate auto correct.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012, 6:27:22 PM PST
Simply El says:
Yes, it is not the solution. Is there any way to turn off the auto correction/predictive text??
Quick fixes function in keyboard settings doesn't change anything! I cannot put all my abbreviations and the names of all my friends into kindle's dictionary. One can type words from other languages...
It even changes the word ONLINE to NONLINEAR ....
Is this flaw of my kindle fire? Or is it the common defect?? Please help

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012, 6:28:40 PM PST
Simply El says:
Did you find how to turn off predictive text?

Posted on Mar 12, 2012, 7:11:03 PM PDT
I would like to know how to turn it off completely also. Please help.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012, 5:24:01 AM PDT
B. Phillips says:
anyone find a way to turn it off? I write notes in English and German, and it's a constant bother.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012, 6:16:20 PM PST
Hello all! I came looking for a solution to the above conversation about autocorrection spelling. If you go to the home page swipe down for the options and click on +More. Go to language and keyboard. Then go into keyboard. I think its the 3rd or 4th option can turn off auto correct then the next one is spelling suggestions which you can keep on to choose the word you desire or want to replace. Hope this helps! by the way..this is from a 7" kindle fire hd....check to see if you have those optins on other kindles...

Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 11:51:40 AM PST
Thank you, Minnette. I just did that on my 8.9" Kindle Fire and it worked.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012, 8:02:17 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012, 9:13:14 AM PST
Simply El says:
Since Developers have updated the kindle software recently, now autocorrection turns off when you turn off "quick fixes" mode (in kindle keyboard functions, as mentioned). And it really didn't work before the programme update.
Thanks all for your input.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012, 8:36:13 AM PST
NJ Deb says:
I turned off quick fixes too, but now you have to be really careful that you are spelling accurately (if you care about that) because it is not going to correct you at all. so not sure anything is a perfect solution for me yet. One is too active and one is not active at all, and I make many more mistakes typing on the kindle than I would on a computer. I find I really do not like to respond on my kindle unless necessary because I spend more time making corrections than I should have to. I guess I am too clumsy for the small keyboard.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012, 9:05:08 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012, 9:07:01 AM PST
jsh1120 says:
NJ Deb,

You'll continue to have problems if you don't use the Swype keyboard as it is designed to be used. Try "swiping" from letter to letter rather than "tapping" individual letters. Tap only when you're typing a "word" you know that the keyboard has not "learned." Then follow the directions above to put it in your dictionary. Used properly you'll find that a combination of swiping and use of predictive text will both increase your entry speed and your accuracy.

For example, I can enter "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" in nine keystrokes.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012, 3:32:47 PM PST
Brian Fritz says:
New update on software... feature on my fire HD is not auto correct feature but at the bottom of list called "word suggestion". the list of words stays at top, but it doesn't force word changes. nice!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2013, 9:06:54 PM PDT
THANK YOU! It worked on my 8.9 hd as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013, 5:59:26 PM PDT
It is NOT fixed. I will not be ordering a new kindle if auto correct, etc cannot be turned off. Kindle May post all on its' own. I HATE SILK and I hate auto correct, predictive choice, and auto caps. Do Not help me. Kindle fire was great until you fixed what was not broken.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013, 6:00:41 PM PDT
And in an hour you will have to do it again. Obviously, I do not have the option of choice.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013, 6:03:11 PM PDT
This is so stupid a problem. Way over improved. I will not be ordering another unless I have an option to delete these settings.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2013, 11:18:18 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I didn't fix anything - press on the spacebar until the menu comes up, select settings and turn it off

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2014, 9:39:24 AM PST
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