Gmail seems to, by default, turn off automatic spell-checking when one is composing an email.

Here is an animated GIF showing the issue in both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers:

animation showing Google Mail not having automatic spell-checker enabled by default

Is there a way to have spell-checking enabled by default?

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Chrome has a spellchecker built in: chrome://settings/languages, scroll down to advanced: Chrome spell check enabled "Check spelling" in GMail is a one off check.

  • Does it work for you in Gmail? See the animated image in the question showing an example of it not working. Jul 11, 2020 at 1:53
  • Yep, definitely works in the GMail compose window too.
    – kynan
    Jul 12, 2020 at 19:51

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