How to enable Windows Spellcheck on Google Chrome

You can now use the Windows Spellcheck on Google Chrome, and these are the steps to complete the task.

Chrome with Windows Spellcheck enabled
Chrome with Windows Spellcheck enabled

Although Google Chrome includes the open-source Hunspell for checking spelling, if you’re a Windows 10 user, you can now switch to the Windows Spellcheck, which is also available for Microsoft Edge and other Chromium-based browsers.

While there’s nothing wrong with the default spell checker on Google Chrome, the Windows Spellcheck supports some extra features, including  support for additional languages and dialects, acronyms, improved support for links, and shared custom dictionary.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the Windows Spellcheck on Chrome for Windows 10.

How to enable Windows Spellcheck on Chrome

To use the Windows Spellcheck on Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Type the following path in the address bar and press Enter:

    chrome://flags/#win-use-native-spellchecker
  3. Under the “Use the Windows OS spell checker” section, use the drop-down menu on the right and select Enabled (or Disabled to turn the feature off).

    Google Chrome with Windows Spellcheck
    Google Chrome with Windows Spellcheck
  4. (Optional) Under the “Use hybrid spell checking on Windows” section, use the drop-down menu on the right and select Enabled (or Disabled to turn the feature off) to use both the Hunspell and Windows Spellcheck.

  5. Click the Relaunch button.

Once you complete the steps, Google Chrome will start using the Windows Spellcheck to check your spelling.

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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.