How to enable text suggestions on Windows 11

Windows 11 can help you type more efficiently with text suggestions when typing on apps or the web – here's how.

Windows 11 text suggestion feature
Windows 11 text suggestion feature

On Windows 11, you can enable text suggestions to get help writing complex words to finish typing more quickly. When the feature is turned on, it will look at the spelling and show a list of predictions above the cursor that you can easily select with the mouse or arrow keys.

The feature is enabled by default when using touch, but you must enable it manually using a physical keyboard and mouse.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to configure text suggestions as you type on an app or the web on Windows 11.

Enable text suggestions on Windows 11

To enable text suggestions when typing on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Time & language.

  3. Click the Typing tab.

  4. Turn on the “Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard” toggle switch to enable writing suggestions on Windows 11.

    Enable text suggestions when typing

  5. (Optional) Turn on the “Multilingual text suggestions” toggle switch to enable suggestions based on your other language preferences.

Once you complete the steps, open Notepad, Microsoft Word, or start commenting on an online post to see word and emoji suggestions as you type.

Disable text suggestions on Windows 11

To disable text suggestions when typing, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Time & language.

  3. Click the Typing tab.

  4. Turn off the “Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard” toggle switch to disable suggestions.

    Disable text suggestions when typing

  5. Turn off the “Multilingual text suggestions” toggle switch to disable suggestions for other languages.

After you complete the steps, Windows 11 will no longer suggest word predictions as you type on an app or the web.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.