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MandragoraWurzelstock Tue 16-Apr-13 20:01:08


last few days I've noticed my typos being corrected while I'm typing a message on here. I'm running windows on a desktop, and don't have any spellcheckers I know of - though could be a windows thing? I'm not techy so don't know.

I wish I could turn it orf though. It keeps spelling Tennant as tenant and I am on Broadchurch threads. [sad face]

anyone know?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 17-Apr-13 12:28:50

Erm, as far as I know we're not supplying any auto-correct gizmos to MN - certainly aren't any coming up for me.

Is this still happening for you, Mandragora?

MandragoraWurzelstock Wed 17-Apr-13 13:07:23

Yes all the time! Thanks for replying Helen. I appreciate it.

I'm getting a spellcheck - it underlines things in red, but if I just type two letters back to front, say 'trem' instead of 'term' I look up and as I watch it it swaps them round.

And it appears to remove letters too like in Tennant as I said.

Weird - must be a rogue windows update maybe? If anyone can shed light I'd be most grateful, I'm a good speller so it's v annoying! smile

Tech (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 01:26:04

Hi MW, have you by any chance just upgraded to Internet Explorer version 10? I think that does some autocorrecting in web forms.

MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 07:58:59

Not deliberately! But I will check - thankyou for the suggestion.

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