https://www.duolingo.com/acghaynes

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When using in Chrome I found an incorrect spelling has a red line under it that if you right click it gives you the correct answer. I use duolingo with kids so would appreciate attempts to remove this feature. Thanks.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
mptmpt
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You can deactivate spellcheck from the options of Chrome. The details how to do it depend on the version of chrome and the operating system you are using. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95604?hl=en

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum
Puddleglum
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Ah! I've never wanted to deactivate the spellcheck as I've always liked it. It never occurred to me that it was optional, but that's the Google team for you, always great with giving their users choices.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum
Puddleglum
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Sorry, man, that's Chrome's thing, not Duo. In any text field, both Chrome and Firefox spell check based on the predominant language, so they does this for any site, not just Duolingo. So, in essence, there is no way for the Duo team to prevent spell-check, unless you use IE or Safari, which I would never recommend as those browsers are abysmal.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miawlsn

Go to options and you can choose to take away the auto correct option.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

You can deactivate it like mptmpt said, but as a fan of spellcheck, I'd like to suggest that you keep it and take the opportunity to teach your kids how to use it. They'll probably do almost all of their writing on computers, so they'll always have access to it, and it's worth teaching them to always, always, always use it, but also to recognize when it's wrong, and to pay attention to the corrections it gives them for future reference. Just a thought. :)

4 years ago
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