Allow turning off automatic spell checking
Please add the ability to turn off the "check spelling as I type" feature in the Microsoft Teams Windows app. I use the web app instead of the Windows app simply because I cannot turn off this feature in the Windows app. My opinion is probably in the minority, but I find automatic, real-time spell checking (with the squiggly red lines) to be the most annoying feature ever implemented in any computer program -- even worse than "Clippy" the Windows paperclip help assistant.
Thank you for your continued feedback. The team has been hard at work on improving all of our users’ experiences, and now you have the ability to turn off automatic spell checking!
Please see documentation for changing settings, here: https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-settings-in-teams-b506e8f1-1a96-4cf1-8c6b-b6ed4f424bc7. Thanks!
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Andreas Fährmann commented
Please make it possible to turn off spell checking. Spell check in multiple languages is no solution. In technical chats no dictionary knows which words are correct and which are misspelled. And red lines under terms that are written correctly are very annoying!
Please provide the possibility to turn off the automatic spell checking in the MS Teams app.
Edwin Jones commented
Indeed! What could be more annoying and distracting than real-time spell checking with those red lines jumping to your face? It is difficult to understand why it is not possible to turn this thing off. Now writing a Teams message makes me so irritated that I loose focus on work every time.
Erik Trybom commented
This! Please implement. Underlining misspelt words is always the first feature I turn off on any system. It just distracts so much.
Zoltán Lehóczky commented