Active Now

bevo
Discussion » Questions » Computers and the Internet » I thought AutoInCorrect was supposed to be adaptive, but every time I type the names Livvie or Welby here, they get redlined. What gives?

I thought AutoInCorrect was supposed to be adaptive, but every time I type the names Livvie or Welby here, they get redlined. What gives?

Isn’t AutoCorrect supposed to learn over a period of time that certain words you use often are spelled a particular way and that they don’t need to be corrected? For over five years now, I have to fight with it whenever I type the names of these two friends of mine. It worked perfectly with Shuhak and Slart; after a while, it just accepts it when I type them.


Grrrrrrr.


~

Posted - July 15

Responses


  • 11426
    Hey, that's why you and I have jobs in the GPU!
      July 15, 2022 9:27 AM MDT
    5

  • 16547
    No.  Just hover over the word and you can add your spelling to the dictionary.
      July 15, 2022 5:50 PM MDT
    2

  • 49446
     
      Thank you for the tip. I just gave it a try a few times and in a few different ways, and no such dictionary option appeared. Is your hovering suggestion geared more for when using a mouse? I’m on an iPhone, so maybe that has something to do with the functionality or lack thereof. Grrrrrrr.
    ~
      July 15, 2022 11:18 PM MDT
    2

  • 16547
    Yes, I use a mouse.  ALWAYS.  No dragging my finger across a screen.  :)
      July 16, 2022 1:53 PM MDT
    2

  • 49446

     

      Lol, alas, that’s why it didn’t work for me.

    :)
    ~

      July 16, 2022 1:54 PM MDT
    1

  • 16547
    OK. I just did it with the word gruntled. What I told you didn't work. I haven't done it in a long time but I'm pretty sure what I told you is my past experience. However, today I had to select the word, right click, and there I found the "add to dictionary" option. Try that. This post was edited by Thriftymaid at July 16, 2022 2:47 PM MDT
      July 16, 2022 2:01 PM MDT
    2

  • 49446

     

      Thank you again, but no such option shows up. I’m sure that iPhone must have a way for me to do it, I just don’t know what that way is yet.
    ~

      July 16, 2022 2:35 PM MDT
    1

  • 11426
    How do you use a mouse with a phone?
      July 16, 2022 2:49 PM MDT
    0

  • 16547
    I don't use a phone.  I use a desktop or laptop for internet.  With wired connections.
      July 17, 2022 12:32 AM MDT
    2

  • 11426
    How 2005 of you!
      July 17, 2022 3:55 AM MDT
    1

  • 16547
    I like it here. 
      July 17, 2022 2:39 PM MDT
    2

  • 11426
    Great! But you don't need all those wires anymore.
      July 17, 2022 3:40 PM MDT
    0

  • 16547
    My choice.  This post was edited by Thriftymaid at July 17, 2022 11:02 PM MDT
      July 17, 2022 9:42 PM MDT
    2

  • 11426
    Why?
      July 17, 2022 10:13 PM MDT
    0

  • 4475
    My autocorrect remembers way too much.  It gives me Livviestan as one of the choices when I type my name.
      July 16, 2022 3:38 PM MDT
    2

  • 11426
    Why do you want to be called Stan?
      July 17, 2022 3:56 AM MDT
    0

  • 49446

     

      Surely she is used to it by now.
      ~

      July 17, 2022 7:48 AM MDT
    1

  • 11426
    Maybe, but don't call me Surely!
      July 17, 2022 3:41 PM MDT
    1

  • 49446

     

      Sorry about that; I keep getting you mixed up with Laverne. Grrrrrrr. 


    ~

      July 17, 2022 11:02 PM MDT
    1