Spellchecking in IE10

IE10 now supports HTML5 spellchecking. As you type text into textarea and contenteditable regions, the browser automatically checks your spelling.

IE10 Spellchecking brings the "best in class" spelling engine and dictionaries used by Microsoft to the browser. IE10 is also the first browser to support auto-correction of text while you type! Try it out.

Try typing the following commonly misspelled words into the edit box below. When a misspelled word is identified, place the cursor in the word and press Shift+F10 to bring up the correction menu.

  • acceptible*
  • commited
  • dicipline*
  • recieve*
  • ocurrance
  • vaccume

Preexisting text will not be spellchecked, however pasted text will be checked when it is inserted. Try copying and pasting the following text into the text area:

IE10 spelling corection is based on the latest Microsoft spellchecing engine and dictionarys. IE10's spell checker also includes auto-correction to help corrct mistacks while you type!


Did you notice anything unusual about the above words with asterisks (*)?

IE10+ also supports autocorrection or "correction-while-you-type." Commonly misspelled words will be corrected immediately, making your review process faster.

The spellcheck attribute

Spellchecking is active by default on <textarea> and contenteditable elements, and off by default for text boxes

Web developers can override the defaults using the spellcheck attribute.