The Windows 11 Touch Keyboard

Tired of having Windows 11 autocorrect words while you type using the on-screen Touch Keyboard? In can be frustrating, especially if you know they’re actually correct. Luckily, it’s easy to disable autocorrect in Settings. Here’s how.

First, open Windows Settings. To do so quickly, press Windows+i on your keyboard. You can also open Settings by right-clicking the Start button and selecting “Settings” from the menu that appears.

In Settings, click “Time & Language” in the sidebar, then select “Typing.”

In Typing settings, flip the switch beside “Autocorrect Misspelled Words” to “Off.”

Flip the switch beside "Autocorrect Misspelled Words" to "Off."

On this same Settings page, you can also turn off “Highlight Misspelled Words” if you find that bothersome as well. After that, close Settings, and you’re ready to go. You’re free to type whatever you want without Windows bugging you about it. Happy writing!

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Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
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