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Rradcircless

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This is something I need to get off my chest quickly. I have a M1 MacBook Pro 256gb circa 2021. After updating to macOS Ventura, I noticed the typing experience became extremely cumbersome and unpleasant.

Words no longer automatically capitalise at the start of new sentences, and AutoCorrect is doing much less than it used to. A lot of words remain with a red underline when Mac used to correct them. As a writer who has come to rely on Apple’s slick AutoCorrect, preferring it above Microsoft Word’s, this is hard for me.

And here’s something new and horrific to macOS Ventura. Now Mac is completing words for me as I type them, turning them into the wrong word before I've even finished. Let’s say I want to type “legendary”. Mac changes it to “legal” before I’ve finished. I end up looking at “legaldary” with an obnoxious red line under it.

I've been reading on MacRumours that Apple’s software teams are spread thin, working on the car and the Reality Pro. Is anyone else experiencing these typing errors? Could it be a bug? Or do you suspect it's a problem with my computer? I only have about 16 GB available and that's the most I can afford, due to apps and Logic’s huge sound library.

Interestingly, typing is a dream on the 12.9” M1 iPad Pro.

See original draft, typed on my MacBook with "correct spelling automatically" turned on 🙄

This is something I need to get off my chest quickly. I have a M1 MacBook Pro 256gb circa 2021. After updating to macOS Ventura, I noticed the typing experience became extremely cumbersome and unpleasant.

Words no longer automatically capitalise at the start of new sentences, and AutoCorrect is doing much less than it used to. A lot of words remain with a red underline when Mac used to correct them. As a writer who has come to rely on Apple’s slick AutoCorrect, pregerring it above Microsfot Word’s, thisis hardnfor me.

And here’s something new and horrific to macOS Ventura. Now Mac is completing words for me as I type them, turning them into the wrong word before I've even finished. Let’s say I want to type “legendary”. Mac changes it to “legal” before I’ve finished. I end up looking at “legaldary” with an obnixious ref line under it.

I've been reading on MacRumours that Apple’s software teams are spread thin, working on the car and the Reality Pro. Is anyone else experiencing these typing errors? Could it be a bug? Or do you suspect it's a problem with my computer? I only have about 16gb available and that's the most I can afford, due to apps and Logic’s huge sound library.

Interestingly, typing is a dream on the 12.9” M1 ipad pro.
 
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DeltaMac

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Sounds like you have lost a couple of settings -- worth looking, I think...
System Settings/Keyboard, then Input Sources/Edit.
You will see some settings, such as Correct Spelling Automatically, and also Capitalize Words automatically.
those should be system wide, although certain apps may override those system settings, although those apps typically would have internal settings for auto spell, etc.

Maybe you will also see settings for predictive typing, but I'm not sure if those will be on that same settings area (but be sure to check under Correct Spelling Automatically-- might be a sub-choice, such as auto-complete.
 

fisherking

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This is something I need to get off my chest quickly. I have a M1 MacBook Pro 256gb circa 2021. After updating to macOS Ventura, I noticed the typing experience became extremely cumbersome and unpleasant.

Words no longer automatically capitalise at the start of new sentences, and AutoCorrect is doing much less than it used to. A lot of words remain with a red underline when Mac used to correct them. As a writer who has come to rely on Apple’s slick AutoCorrect, preferring it above Microsoft Word’s, this is hard for me.

And here’s something new and horrific to macOS Ventura. Now Mac is completing words for me as I type them, turning them into the wrong word before I've even finished. Let’s say I want to type “legendary”. Mac changes it to “legal” before I’ve finished. I end up looking at “legaldary” with an obnoxious red line under it.

I've been reading on MacRumours that Apple’s software teams are spread thin, working on the car and the Reality Pro. Is anyone else experiencing these typing errors? Could it be a bug? Or do you suspect it's a problem with my computer? I only have about 16 GB available and that's the most I can afford, due to apps and Logic’s huge sound library.

Interestingly, typing is a dream on the 12.9” M1 iPad Pro.

See original draft, typed on my MacBook with "correct spelling automatically" turned on 🙄

This is something I need to get off my chest quickly. I have a M1 MacBook Pro 256gb circa 2021. After updating to macOS Ventura, I noticed the typing experience became extremely cumbersome and unpleasant.

Words no longer automatically capitalise at the start of new sentences, and AutoCorrect is doing much less than it used to. A lot of words remain with a red underline when Mac used to correct them. As a writer who has come to rely on Apple’s slick AutoCorrect, pregerring it above Microsfot Word’s, thisis hardnfor me.

And here’s something new and horrific to macOS Ventura. Now Mac is completing words for me as I type them, turning them into the wrong word before I've even finished. Let’s say I want to type “legendary”. Mac changes it to “legal” before I’ve finished. I end up looking at “legaldary” with an obnixious ref line under it.

I've been reading on MacRumours that Apple’s software teams are spread thin, working on the car and the Reality Pro. Is anyone else experiencing these typing errors? Could it be a bug? Or do you suspect it's a problem with my computer? I only have about 16gb available and that's the most I can afford, due to apps and Logic’s huge sound library.

Interestingly, typing is a dream on the 12.9” M1 ipad pro.
is this in apple pages?

this is not a universal issue at all, and not evidence that apple's 'software teams are spread thin'. see if you can fix it with @DeltaMac 's suggestions, above...
 

JustAnExpat

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I always keep my machine to the latest version. It sounds like either:
1. Some setting got changed in auto correct - SYSTEM WIDE
2. Some setting got changed in auto correct - in the application you're using
3. The input language got changed?

Following @DeltaMac suggestion. If not, then I would use a program like OynX and flush the cache. See https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html . If that doesn't work, then:
1. go to Finder
2. press and hold the Option key on the keyboard and click on Go
3. Open up the Library folder [hat tip to @DeltaMac for catching that typo
4. Open up Spelling folder
5. Open the LocalDictionary file (double click on it)

See if there's any problems with the dictionary file.
 
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MacGizmo

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this is not a universal issue at all, and not evidence that apple's 'software teams are spread thin'...
Wrong. EVERY problem ANYONE has is clearly due to Tim Cook and Apple's weak quality control due to too frequent updates, thinly spread teams, greed, etc. And just to clarify, this would NOT happen if Steve Jobs was still running the company. 🤣
 

DeltaMac

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Following @DeltaMac suggestion. If not, then I would use a program like OynX and flush the cache. See https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html . If that doesn't work, then:
1. go to Finder
2. press and hold the Option key on the keyboard and click on Go
3. Open up the Libraries folder
4. Open up Spelling folder
5. Open the LocalDictionary file (double click on it)

See if there's any problems with the dictionary file.
Just so there is no misunderstanding here... in step #3, there is no "Libraries" folder, so you would be opening the "Library" folder, which is the Library in your own home folder. It will always be visible in the Finder's Go menu, when you hold the Option key.
 
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JustAnExpat

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Just so there is no misunderstanding here... in step #3, there is no "Libraries" folder, so you would be opening the "Library" folder, which is the Library in your own home folder. It will always be visible in the Finder's Go menu, when you hold the Option key.
Thanks, I updated my instructions.
 
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