Disable Safari’s Spelling Auto-Correct in Mac OS X Lion
If you disabled spelling auto-correct in Mac OS X Lion but find yourself still being autocorrected as you type various words in Safari, that’s because Safari 5.1 has a separate spelling and grammar engine than the core OS. Here’s how to turn it off:
- Open a new Safari window and select a text-input box by clicking into it (here’s a quick link to our comments if you want to use that)
- Pull down the Edit menu and scroll down to “Spelling and Grammar”
- Select “Correct Spelling Automatically” so that the check no longer appears next to it
You can disable Safaris spell checking here too, but the autocorrect feature is what actually causes your words to change themselves rather than just be highlighted by the checking feature.