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Auto-correct query, is this possible to do?


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#1 marco772

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

Hi,

 

At work I have to log issues using a system that uses IE in Windows 7. For the past several months I have developed an annoying habit of typing "ot" instead of "to" and then having to go back and correct it before proceeding. As "ot" is clearly not a word, is there any way I can go into IE and tell it to autocorrect any instances of "ot" to "to"? 

This would be extremely helpful to correct my brain to fingers malfunction!

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:47 AM

Mark,

 

        See:  https://superuser.com/questions/497391/how-to-edit-the-system-user-dictionary-in-windows-8, specifically the answer that is marked as correct.

 

        The exact folder under the %APPDATA% folder can vary based on what Windows version you are running.  On Windows 10 it is:  %APPDATA%/Roaming/Microsoft/Spelling/en-US.  %APPDATA% is virtually always C:\Users\{your user ID}\{something here depending on Windows Version}\AppData, and you may need to have hidden folders shown because the AppData folder is normally hidden.  The easiest way I've found to determine what %APPDATA% is on any given system is to open Command Prompt under the user id whose APPDATA folder I'm trying to locate and then type cd %APPDATA%.  The folder now shown as the actual prompt in Command Prompt is your APPDATA folder.

 

         Then you'd need to tweak the default.acl file, using Notepad, to contain ot|to in the list that's in it.

 

         Please report back as to whether you tried this and whether it worked for you.  I don't have a Windows 7 system at hand to try this on.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 12:29 PM

Thank you very much! Just testing this in Win10 and it worked a treat. Will try it on my work PC tomorrow and let you know. :)



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:56 PM

Mark,

 

           Wonderful!!   I hope your work IT people (unless you are your "work IT people") will let you tweak this file or will promptly tweak it for you.  

 

           Do report back on how it works on Win7 and if %APPDATA% resolves to something else as far as the path under Win7.


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