Disable Autocorrect in IE11 on Windows 7

I've exhausted ALL Google links I could find and before giving up and declaring this actually impossible I figured I would ask here.

Is it possible to disable auto correction while leaving automatic spell check in IE 11 Win7?

I want the red underlines to show me that I typed something not in the dictionary.  What I don't want is IE thinking it is smarter than I am (even though it probably is) and changing what I typed.

It has caused some issues when responding to, say questions here on EE.  I mean to type some function name and IE changes it to something that doesn't exist.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Asked:
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
did you also check Tools>Manage Addons>Spelling correction and untick Enable spelling correction
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costanosNetwork EngineerCommented:
I dont think there is a way to do this, however if you force the page to use compatibility settings it will revert to ie7 core and by default i believe autocorrect is disabled.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Author Commented:
>>untick Enable spelling correction

That also disables spell check doesn't it?

Per above:  disable auto correction while leaving automatic spell check
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Author Commented:
>>however if you force the page to use compatibility settings it

Let me play around with that...
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helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
then probably only option is to add words into dictionary (a lot of work obviously) or use different browser (I know, probably not satisfied)
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Author Commented:
>>then probably only option is to add words into dictionary (a lot of work obviously)

Not an option since the words I use in EE to answer questions that I mean to misspell may need to be corrected on other pages.

>>or use different browser

Not really an option.  Work computer and all...  limited in what I can control on it.

>>force the page to use compatibility settings

Tried:  Tools > Compatibility View Settings and added experts-exchange.com.  Then it broke experts-exchange.com...

I'm beginning to think it may actually be impossible?


Was sort of hoping there is some obscure registry hack that hasn't made it on the web yet (or at least in the first 15 or so pages of Google results).
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costanosNetwork EngineerCommented:
This is a long shot but have you checked in HKLM(HKCU)\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\ ?

That is where features like spell check are store in IE10.  I dont have IE11 or I would check for you, sorry :\
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
Out of curiosity... is there a reason you MUST use IE? Because you could move over to a real browser like Firefox, which knows it's smarter than you but wants to teach you how to spell along the way...
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Did you turn off autocorrect under internet options?

autocorrect settings
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Author Commented:
>>Because you could move over to a real browser like Firefox

Alas....   I use FF for most things.  I'll start the arduous process of IE deviation.

>>Did you turn off autocorrect under internet options?

Saw that before.  Sort of read over 'Forms'.  I'll have to try that tomorrow to see if it no longer corrects my bad grammar while on EE.
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
Ah, yes. I understand the need for several browsers; the suggestion was based solely on the possibility that you could get away with just one.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Author Commented:
>>Did you turn off autocorrect under internet options?

Sorry for the delay.  It's been one of those days.

'Forms' is grayed out for me (probably a group policy) but it isn't checked.

Looking like it might actually be impossible after all.

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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Yeah certainly looks that way... you've deleted the history ?
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Author Commented:
>> you've deleted the history ?

I'll try it tomorrow but not holding out much hope.  :(
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Neither am i.  I'll have a look at some point on my windows 7 VM and see if i can replicate the issue.  I'm running win 8.1 on my laptop so no point testing that ;)
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RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
i fired up my VM and couldnt' get it to autocorrect my terrible typing however it reminded me of how Word works and the autocorrect where there's checkboxes to ask "Replace text as you type?" and "Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker".  I dare say, and I'm only guessing, that these are just built in to the IE engine
Really just my 2c, can't confirm any of it.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Author Commented:
Originally missed the registry FeatureControl suggestion above.  Sorry about that.  I looked through them and nothing jumped out at me to even attempt to tweak.


I'm giving up.  Guess it really is impossible or it hasn't annoyed anyone other than me enough to jump in with both feet and crack it.

Points for valiant attempts.  A few points for the suggestions of:  Just don't use IE.
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