Microsoft, in collaboration with Google engineers, announced a few hours ago the incorporation of a new spell checker for Chromium-based browsers. The new system replaces the Hunspell open source solution and promises much improved performance.

The new checker includes features like more supported languages ​​and dialects, a shared custom dictionary, and better compatibility with URLs, acronyms, and email addresses. As standard, it is enabled since version 83 of Microsoft Edge (which, as you know, uses the Chromium engine) but Google has not yet activated it in Chrome. Follow these steps to do it yourself:

Make sure you have Google Chrome updated to the latest version available. If you don’t, click on the menu and click on update.
Go to the navigation bar and type «chrome: // flags«. Then press Enter.
Search for “Windows OS speell checker to see available options”
Activate the new checker or hybrid mode, which prioritizes the Microsoft checker but keeps Hunspell for unsupported languages.

After restarting the browser you should see the changes. One last trick: Microsoft’s spell checker is native to Windows 10, so you can add languages ​​or select the default for correction from the control panel or by typing “language settings” in the search engine.

More information | Microsoft


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