Clearing Accidentally “Learned” Words from macOS Dictionary
Does this little moment strike fear into your heart?
Now forevermore, the spell checker won’t catch that misspelled word. Fear not, you can fix it.
When this happened to me recently, fortunately, Dave Bolger told me how to fix it.
@chriscoyier If you are on OS X you can easily delete those ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary edit in text editor, log back in to reload.
— Dave Bolger (@davebolger) November 4, 2016
I just popped open that file from the command line quick with:
$ sublime ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary
This is what I found at the time:
Ugghkh. Look how many dumb ones I have.https://t.co/phMPlYEJpq pic.twitter.com/Bt9rWiISuh
— Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) November 4, 2016
Another great one!
@davebolger @chriscoyier Good to know. Thanks. All good here, though. pic.twitter.com/ponFmalJEK
— (((terrified))) (@sailcode) November 4, 2016
If it’s not obvious, delete the words from that file you don’t want the spell checker to think are spelled correctly anymore, save the file, and you’ll be all set.
If you do it, did you find any weird ones in yours?
Clearing Accidentally “Learned” Words from macOS Dictionary is a post from CSS-Tricks
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