By default when I compose an e-mail in Gmail, the spell checker is active. To disable it, I need to activate context menu (right click) and select "Check Spelling" option to toggle it off. Is there any way to disable it on a permanent basis, so always when a I start composing an e-mail no spell checking is performed?

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    AFAIK the "Check Spelling" option in the context menu is not to do with Gmail, but is to do with the spell checker in your browser. What browser are you using?
    – MrWhite
    Aug 27 '12 at 20:26
  • Firefox 14.0.1, on Windows XP
    – JuanZe
    Aug 27 '12 at 20:37

As @w3d pointed out, is not an issue with Gmail configuration, but my browser's. I'm using Firefox 14.0.1 and the method to disable the spell checker (in order to avoid spell checking in Gmail composer) is deselecting the option in Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> "Check my spelling as I type".


Note that there is also spell checking in Gmail. Official usage doc is there : https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7987?hl=en

As far as I know, there is no way to disable. However, it is only shown when you explicitly require it so I don't think it can be bothering at any time.

  • Could you expand on this so that it answers the question more fully? Jun 14 '13 at 9:56
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    It is annoying as F@!#K. I think it was done on purpose to attract people to chrome browser. Instead, what they have done is made me leave Gmail completely. It is becoming more retarded every single day. Oct 26 '19 at 13:27

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