How to Turn Spell Check On or Off in the Signal app on Windows 11



The article instructs on how to enable or disable the “Spell check” feature in the Signal desktop app on Windows 11. The feature, useful for catching spelling errors before sending a message, can be controlled via the app’s Preferences. The decision to use the feature depends on individual user preferences and needs.

This article explains how to turn “Spell check” on or off in the Signal app on Windows 11.

Signal is a cross-platform popular messaging app. It allows users to send and receive encrypted messages, make voice and video calls, and share files from their devices, including computers.

When you install and set up the Signal Desktop app, you can choose to have it open automatically when you log in to your computer. The app also allows you to turn on or off call relay through Signals’ servers to avoid revealing your IP addressturn disappearing messages on or off, change notification content settings, and more.

When you use the desktop version of the Signal app, you can turn “Spell check text entered message composition box” on or off.

You may want to turn spell check on or off in the Signal app for a few reasons. First, turning it on can help you catch any spelling mistakes before you send a message to someone. This can be especially important if you use Signal for professional or formal communication.

Second, if you prefer not to use spell check, you can turn it off to avoid any potential interruptions or distractions while composing a message. Ultimately, whether you choose to turn spell check on or off in the Signal app is up to your personal preference and needs.

Turn Spell check on or off in Signal

As mentioned above, users can turn “Spell check” on or off in the Signal app on Windows. Turn it on if you want to catch any spelling mistakes before you send a message.

Here’s how to do it.

First, launch the app by clicking the Start menu and selecting it on the All Apps list.

You can also launch the app from the Taskbar or Taskbar overflow.

When the app opens, click File and select Preferences ( CTRL + , ) on the menu. You can also get the Preferences window by clicking the Settings (gear) button at the bottom left.

On the Preferences window, select Chats on the left menu.

Signal Chats settings

On the right, check the box next to “Spell check text entered in message composition box” to enable spell checking.

To disable it, uncheck the box.

You may also want to turn on the “Show text formatting popover when text is selected” option if you enable spell check.

That should do it!


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