Mar 25 2020 05:22 AM
Mar 25 2020 05:22 AM
Is there any way to turn off spell check in Teams chat? Currently is seems to assume English, but I use Teams to communicate with people in different languages, so turning spell check off would perhaps be the simplest solution.
Mar 25 2020 07:41 AM
Thanks for a quick reply.
To be able to turn spell checking off would be ideal.
May 13 2020 05:26 AM
I totally agree that spell checking is an unwanted feature for some users, especially users that uses two languages in the chat. I see all red stuff and I don't really need it for English.
Unwanted features you cannot turn off are worse than missing features you want.
May 29 2020 07:27 AMSolution
@Valgardur - assuming you are running the Windows Teams client, you can find the responsible settings.json file in USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams. The file comes with 3x "spellcheckerDisabled":false which can be replaced by "spellcheckerDisabled":true - and it does what is expected from name and value.
Unfortunately Teams will overwrite the setting back to false at next program shutdown since it seems to be a dynamic settings file. But if you mostly standby/hibernate your system with open programmes including Teams, the setting remains active, of course.
To be honest, this is a terrible thing by the developers. The setting is there for a long time already, but has never been published to the GUI.
Jun 03 2020 09:37 AM - edited Jun 03 2020 09:53 AM
1. Close Teams.
2. Go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams\dictionaries
3. Delete any file(s) in that directory.
4. Right-click the folder and go to Properties.
5. In the Security tab, click Advanced.
6. Disable inheritance, select Remove when prompted.
7. Add, select your current machine in the new prompt(in case your corporate network is the default), and type the name "Everyone" in the text field. Let only the checkboxes for read operations be ticked. Click Apply after confirming.
8. Click the Change link where the Owner is, and in the new prompt again make sure your local PC is selected, and write the name "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" in the field, check the replace owners in subdirectories box. Apply. Click OK on all prompts until the folder property windows are closed.
Jun 04 2020 02:31 AM
Jul 01 2020 05:49 AM
note that the suggested steps not necessarily can be executed if you miss the rights to do so.
Basically another agile developed thing that's nowhere near being complete.
Now let's also try to find the 24 hrs clock and ISO date format settings..
Jul 01 2020 05:55 AM
@Valgardur Just a heads up in case you've missed it.
Now, Microsoft Teams users can more easily communicate using multiple languages. Users who write different messages in different languages will now see spellchecking relevant to the language they're actively using when typing a message in the Microsoft Teams desktop app.
This is a key improvement to the existing Teams Desktop Spellchecking feature, to make it "language-aware" and improve the overall Messaging compose experience for bilingual & multilingual users around the world.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65446
When this will happen
This improvement will start rolling out at the end of June and conclude by the end of July.
Note: that "language-aware spellchecking" will initially be available for the Windows Desktop client and the General (public cloud) only.
Support for Linux and Mac Desktop clients is under active investigation. Support for customers in the M365 Government clouds (GCC, GCC-H, DoD) is also under investigation.
Now, spellchecking in Teams Desktop (Windows client only) will better support bilingual & multilingual users who write different messages in different languages.
Spellchecking will default to the active keyboard language, and if the user switches keyboard language, spellchecking will switch to that language. If a user writes enough messages in a different language in a given Chat or Channel conversation, spellchecking will automatically switch to the relevant language (in this case, a user may see a Compose notification UI letting them confirm/revert the switch).
This is an improvement to existing spellchecking in Teams Desktop and Spellchecking itself can be toggled on/off by users in Teams App Settings > General. You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.
Jul 01 2020 06:50 AM - edited Jul 01 2020 06:54 AM
@Valgardur Hello, from my understanding you'll be able to do just that as per the "Spellchecking itself can be toggled on/off by users in Teams App Settings > General." as stated under What you need to do to prepare.
And Users who write different messages in different languages will now see spellchecking relevant to the language they're actively using when typing a message to answer your other request.
Aug 02 2020 11:17 AM
Hi there. That path (C:\Users ...) does not exist on my computer. Not even close. I have "C:\Users\[my name]\Roaming" - and then "Intel." That's it.
There is no "AppData" or any mention of "Microsoft" or "Teams" in that directory ... or any other I can find. This is a relatively new thread, too. Has MS concocted a major reorganization of these files within Explorer?
Aug 14 2020 12:29 AM
Mar 11 2021 12:37 PM
@ChristianBergstrom I'm a data architect and talk database-ese. I hate having 50% or more of my typed words containing an ugly, garish, red underline to let me know I misspelled words like DTID. Forcing spellcheck was one of the worst decisions made about this app. Attributes like this make Teams feel like an alpha build.
Mar 11 2021 12:47 PM