Enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge

In this post, you will learn how to enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge. Microsoft Edge checks your spelling as you type in the browser. The spellcheck service is completed locally on the device.

When you add a new language to Microsoft Edge, the browser downloads the dictionary for the new language to the device using HTTPS. The dictionary is used for the built-in spellcheck service.

Deleting the language from your Microsoft Edge settings deletes the dictionary from the device. Microsoft Edge does not send info about your typing to Microsoft for spellcheck.

The spell check experience in Microsoft Edge was added at the beginning with version 83. This improvement will provide several benefits, including support for additional languages and dialects, a shared custom dictionary, and better support for URLs, acronyms, and email addresses.

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If you enable or don’t configure this policy, the user can use spellcheck. If you disable this policy, the user can’t use spellcheck and the SpellcheckLanguage and SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist policies are also disabled.

Registry Settings for Enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge

Let’s check the registry entries for Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge, and You must be signed in as an administrator to apply to the registry.

Settings NameRegistry PathTypeValue NameValue Data
Enable spellcheckHKLM or HKCU Software\Policies\Microsoft\EdgeREG_DWORDSpellcheckEnabled(Delete) – Default enabled
0 – Always disabled
Registry Settings for Enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge

Enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge using Group Policy

The following group policy helps to enable the Microsoft Edge Spell Check. The Microsoft Edge spell checker helps you correct misspelled words before sending a message.

You can refer to the Microsoft Edge browser group policy post to update ADMX Templates to get the latest policies – Microsoft Edge ADMX Group Policy Settings.

  • Launch Group Policy Management Console.
  • Navigate Computers Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Microsoft Edge.
  • Open the policy setting called Enable spellcheck.
Enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge using Group Policy 1
Enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge using Group Policy 1

Let’s check out the steps added to Create a Group Policy for Microsoft Edge in Domain Controller. To complete this procedure, you should have delegated permissions to create new GPOs.

Note – In Local Group Policy Settings, You will locate the policy in Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge.

On the Enable spellcheck, Click on Enabled and Apply. If you enable or don’t configure this policy, the user can use spellcheck.

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Enable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge using Group Policy 2

Disable Spell Check in Microsoft Edge using Group Policy

The following group policy helps to disable Spell Check using Group Policy for Microsoft Edge browsers. If you don’t like it, you can disable the use of the spellchecker in Microsoft Edge.

  • Launch Group Policy Management Console.
  • Navigate Computers Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – Microsoft Edge.
  • Open the policy setting called Enable spellcheck.
  • Double click on Enable spellcheck, Click on Disabled, and Apply.

If you disable this policy, the user can’t use spellcheck and the ‘SpellcheckLanguage’ (Enable specific spellcheck languages) and ‘SpellcheckLanguageBlocklist’ (Force disable spellcheck languages) policies are also disabled.

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Disable Spellcheck in Microsoft Edge using Group Policy 3

Intune Policy Enable Spell Check in Microsoft Edge

Let’s see if there are any Intune Policy enable Edge Settings for Spell Check. Most of the administrative template policies can be configured from Intune Settings Catalog.

This policy is newly introduced into the Group Policy setting as part of the Microsoft Edge stable version Version 105.0.1343.25. Hence, this policy is unavailable under Intune Settings Catalog while writing this post.

There are thousands of settings available in the settings catalog. To make it easier to search specific settings, use the built-in features shown in the diagram below.

You can search for the policy and complete the wizard, and At the time of writing the post, I am unable to locate the policy in Intune Settings catalog resulting in the No Settings Match the Selected Criteria. 

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Intune Policy Enable Spell Check in Microsoft Edge 4

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About Author – Jitesh, Microsoft MVP, has over five years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus is Windows 10 Deployment solution with Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.

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