How to turn on auto capitalisation on Macbook Pro.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by artnotwar, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. artnotwar macrumors member

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    Hi guys, I've had my iPhone 4 now for almost a year and I love it's ease of use which is one of the reasons i switched from PC to Macbook pro about a month ago (along with many other reasons).

    One thing that has frustrated me though, is that my mac doesn't auto capitalise first letters of a sentence, names, and i>I etc. This is something I thought would have been universal across all Apple products.

    I can't seem to find a setting for it anywhere and i also can't seem to find anything on google that suggests there even is an option to turn this feature on.

    I know i'm just being lazy and i could just press the shift key, but being a feature on the iPhone, i feel like there should also be a feature on my Macbook.

    If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be grand.
     
  2. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't a base feature of OS X. You're gonna have to find a third party add-on .
     
  3. artnotwar thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your fast reply.

    So is this something that would be added onto safari, or would this be an app that runs constantly in the background and works across the whole operating system?

    Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question.

    Are there any particular add-ons you would recommend?
     
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure about any 3rd party apps, but why not just train yourself to push the shift key?
     
  5. artnotwar thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, well i have been training myself to use the shift key, but the main thing i always forget to do is i>I.

    You could also say the same for spell checker, people could always teach themselves to spell properly but it is more convenient to have an autocorrect. I just think it's a bit weird that it's a feature on the latest iPhone but not the latest macbook, I don't understand why they would do that at all. Especially when the auto capitalisation would be part of spell checker anyway.

    For now I have no choice but to get used to it. It's ok.
     
  6. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    The reason why is because on the iPhone its easier to misspell words and forget to hit the shift button on the keyboard. Both Mac OS and Windows don't have an autocorrect because they figure that people have learned to spell correctly and capitalize their own letters I guess. On phones its a little different.
     
  7. Knoodles, Sep 6, 2011
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    You can use the app spell-catcher-x to do this and more. Expensive if you only want this one feature though. You can download a free trial.
     
  8. artnotwar thread starter macrumors member

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    touchdownjesus4 thanks, but i don't need your subtle sarcasm. Facts will do just fine. 42streetsdown thank you :)
     

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