Suspect. Too convenient target for espionage, key capturing, cyberbullying, human predation. All companies complicit. They're just giving themselves away now. 'Come get us' is what I'm getting. Cryptos 2014.When running the Activity Monitor, one of the process names that comes up quite a bit is AppleSpell. What is that ??
[doublepost=1460896313][/doublepost]Maybe because it changes my passwords on me while I'm typing them? Changes eMail addresses? Changes my NAME every time I type it?dead thread?
There are probably lot's of better articles on the intarwebs that discuss this apple spell thingy that troubles some people. I did however notice the contraindicated suggestion and thought best to donate a few moments of my time.
Apple spell is a great tool:
I couldn't possibly imagine why anyone would want to turn it off, unless perhaps you are the greatest speller in the world. If you are concerned about memory usage, consider that apple spell uses approximately the same amount of memory as cron.
However, if you absolutely needed it gone and gone forever never to return again then locate and delete the file AppleSpell.service (in 10.6 it is locate in /System/Library/Services) This may generate some errors as the launchd attempts to load the service.
Perhaps the most correct approach would be to use a program like lingon that would allow you to easily edit the .conf files. Though I suppose if you're brave enough you could just find them and edit them yourself. Probably more trouble then it's worth, but if you're gonna do it anyway, ensure you've got a good backup before editing any system files.
Or because 150+ AppleSpell processes were for some unknown reason running, and made typing in any program near impossible, with huge lags in displaying typed text. I killed the AppleSpell processes and turned off spellcheck in preferences, and my system is usable again - I can type in terminal, slack etc.[doublepost=1460896313][/doublepost]Maybe because it changes my passwords on me while I'm typing them? Changes eMail addresses? Changes my NAME every time I type it?