Can we have "Check spelling as you type" Main Toolbar Action Button, please?

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Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:51 pm Post

Can we have "Check spelling as you type" Main Toolbar Action Button, please? Also, it will be good if we have the option associate a keyboard shortcut to the same action.

We have 'spelling' at the moment but I would like to have a separate button for "Check spelling as you type", the option is now hidden under settings and not easily accessible.

Thank you,
M
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:47 pm Post

krastev wrote:Can we have "Check spelling as you type" Main Toolbar Action Button, please? Also, it will be good if we have the option associate a keyboard shortcut to the same action.

We have 'spelling' at the moment but I would like to have a separate button for "Check spelling as you type", the option is now hidden under settings and not easily accessible.

Thank you,
M


I agree with this ...

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Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:44 pm Post

Can we have "Check spelling as you type" Main Toolbar Action Button, please? Also, it will be good if we have the option associate a keyboard shortcut to the same action.

We have 'spelling' at the moment but I would like to have a separate button for "Check spelling as you type", the option is now hidden under settings and not easily accessible.

Thank you,
M


I also agree with this. This would be very helpful!
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:00 am Post

You can set custom keyboard shortcuts In System Preferences.

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Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:50 pm Post

David Munch wrote:You can set custom keyboard shortcuts In System Preferences.

No, for this one you can't.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:24 pm Post

Do you mean the menu command
Check Spelling While Typing ?

It has a shortcut - command backslash

And yes, you can change it in System preferences, if you enter the menu command exactly right.
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:00 pm Post

@ David Munch and @Lunk, the OP and the other posters seem to be Windows users, while you're both on Mac and giving them the Mac solution.

I too am a Mac user, so I don't have an answer as to whether it is possible to create a shortcut for that particular menu item on Windows, as I don't think it's a system-based option as on the Mac … but I just thought I'd point out.

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Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:11 pm Post

Ouch... :shock: :?
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:37 pm Post

The "Check Spelling As You Type" preference has always been for me a set it and forget it thing. It is not something I can imagine wanting to toggle on and off frequently. (In fact, I can say with some confidence that I have never once adjusted this setting at all.) Perhaps this request (which requires making a custom icon at least) would be more compelling if people could describe the common scenario in which one needs regularly to switch between these modes.

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:36 pm Post

gr wrote:The "Check Spelling As You Type" preference has always been for me a set it and forget it thing. It is not something I can imagine wanting to toggle on and off frequently. (In fact, I can say with some confidence that I have never once adjusted this setting at all.) Perhaps this request (which requires making a custom icon at least) would be more compelling if people could describe the common scenario in which one needs regularly to switch between these modes.

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I don't need to describe anything, but I can assure you that I switch it a bunch of times a day. This is just the way I work. Then it is not necessarily a need for a button, it can be as simple as allowing us to assign a shortcut, as with so many other functions.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:37 pm Post

gr wrote:Perhaps this request (which requires making a custom icon at least) would be more compelling if people could describe the common scenario in which one needs regularly to switch between these modes.

Here's my use case.

When I'm in drafting mode, say writing the first draft of a scene, I don't want any distractions. I turn off check spelling and any other "software assists" that will distract me from the flow of getting the words out.

It is quite possible when I'm through with drafting that particular scene, that I'll want to jump to another one and edit it. Now I want the software to help me with that, so I have to turn everything back on.

It's probably a pretty typical scenario for writers who prefer to create drafts in some type of "distraction free" mode.

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:49 pm Post

JimRac wrote:
gr wrote:Perhaps this request (which requires making a custom icon at least) would be more compelling if people could describe the common scenario in which one needs regularly to switch between these modes.

Here's my use case.

When I'm in drafting mode, say writing the first draft of a scene, I don't want any distractions. I turn off check spelling and any other "software assists" that will distract me from the flow of getting the words out.

It is quite possible when I'm through with drafting that particular scene, that I'll want to jump to another one and edit it. Now I want the software to help me with that, so I have to turn everything back on.

It's probably a pretty typical scenario for writers who prefer to create drafts in some type of "distraction free" mode.



Thank you, for taking the time and describe this.

What I usually do, at the time of editing, is to turn off "Check spelling as you type" while working on the words of a specific paragraph since I don't like the distraction of the red wiggly lines.
When I'm happy with it, I usually turn "Check spelling as you type" back on, to check for spelling errors.
That happens hundreds of times during a writing session. Imagine the frustration to have to access the options every time when I have to do that. So, usually, I turn it off completely, which is not what I need. :?

I have no idea how hard is to let us, at least, assign a hotkey to do the switching, but I hope the devs can do it. :D
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