December 25, 2021

QB 001: Grammarly Turns Off System Spell Checker

Grammarly for Mac turns off the system’s ability to spell check your documents. You can regain the use of the system spell checker by running the following command in the terminal:

defaults write -g NSAllowContinuousSpellChecking -bool true

Restart the applications where you need spell checking. I also deleted Grammarly from the machine. That is unacceptable behavior from an application. If you are turning off a system feature, you need to let the user know and provide explicit directions on how to get back to the original state.

Thanks to John Bennett of Information Architects for clueing me in to the solution.

macosxguru at the gmail thingie.

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