When you type something in a text field on a website, the spelling check feature of Chrome web browsers shows you the spelling mistakes as you go on typing. It uses the same method as Microsoft Word of indicating the wrongly spelled words – by underlining those words with a wavy red colored line. You can click on those misspelled words and choose one of the corrections from a list.
By default, spell check feature in Chrome uses offline spelling check method. It checks a small list of words from a local dictionary database for a language. But because of the storage limits, this database is rather limited and cannot do as good as a job checking your spellings as the online spell checker of Google. If you want to use the online spell checker everywhere in the Chrome web browser, then you can enable the enhanced spell check feature. Here is how:
- Launch Chrome web browser and enter chrome://settings in the address bar.
- In the search field, type spell check to find the settings that we are interested in.
- Scroll down and under the Spell check category, select Enhanced spell check option.
- This is it, now you are using enhanced spell check in your Chrome browser.
By enabling enhanced spell check, you can use the same spell checker as is used on the Google search engine. This means that you have access to very advanced spell checking and millions of words and phrases. You always use the latest set of words for checking your spelling as you type anywhere on any website. But of course, the enhanced spell checking feature works only when you are connected online. When your internet connection is not working or when you are offline, your Chrome browser uses only the standard spell checking feature as expected.