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- verb To make an
autocorrection; to correct something automatically
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I remember back in the day one could set up Microsoft Word to "autocorrect" common mis-spellings, and take advantage of that to have it correct a code word such as "bld" to "a move that goes against a pledge made by the Liberal Democrats ahead of the election."
The Guardian World News Charles Arthur 2010
Frustrating keyboard layout, annoying autocorrect, user interface flaws in apps, lack of unified mailbox, limited Bluetooth function.
So you're typing, and by some magic confluence of events you're not making any mistakes, so autocorrect is working perfectly.
First, the autocorrect on Gingerbread is too intrusive.
It's like living in a house where something's wrong in every room, but you can't make any alterations; or if you can such as playing around with the autocorrect settings then it just makes things different, but still wrong.
The problem with typing in Gingerbread is multi-layered: there's the keyboard, there's the autocorrect, and there's the user interface.
It has a tendency to autocorrect to "chat" otherwise.
Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09 Cath@VWXYNot? 2009
If I'm trying to find a contact name and I type "Kab" that means I'm looking for someone whose name starts with or includes those letters; don't autocorrect it to "tab" just because I have someone whose name does include that.
You can fix the spell correct problem in MSWord by going to "tools", "autocorrect" and inserting the wrong spelling in the left hand space and the correct spelling in the right hand box.
Jean's Knitting Jean 2009
Second, if you are typing (say, in the Twitter app) and the autocorrect finishes off a word for you, and it has finished it off with the wrong word (which can easily happen if you're concentrating on not hitting the full stop button instead of the space bar), then hitting the backspace button only deletes the last letter of the autocompleted word - it doesn't delete all of the wrongly inserted letters.