If you are running Google Chrome you may have noticed a notification that Google displays on the new tab page of the web browser. This is the location that Google uses to advertise its own products, from Chromebooks to Android phones or new features the company integrated into the browser itself.
The message "Chrome has autp-updated with bettar spell chek! Try the Ask Google for suggestions feature in the right click menu of any text area". While that may be enough to get started, you are probably interested in finding out more about this spell checking feature first before you start to make heavy use of it.
First of all, if you do not want to see the notification again, click on the x at the top right corner to close it in the browser. The spell checker is activated by default regardless of whether you are using it or not.
To change that, do the following:
The languages you add become available in the context menu right away so that you can easily switch between them whenever the need arises.
The "Ask Google for suggestions" option in the menu sends the text to a Google server that uses the same spell checking technology as Google search.
You will receive a prompt the first time you try to send a query to Google:
Ask Google for suggestions
Google Chrome can provider smarter spell-checking by sending what you type in the browser to Google servers, allowing you to use the same spell-checking technology used by Google search.
Once activated, queries will automatically be send to Google whenever you type into forms in the Chrome browser. Spelling mistakes are highlighted with a red underline, and a right-click on a word or phrase displays the suggestion in the context menu.Advertisement
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