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Notion desktop app spell check not working.

When a word is underlined as wrong and I rightclick to correct it doesn't update after selecting the right one. Any ideas?

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polle Points42420

This for sure is something local, try a reset app and clear local data inside the Notion menu. That will load everything fresh and things should work as expected.

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newbietoo commented

How do you reset or clear local data in the Windows desktop app? I don't see either of those options in my menu

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polle commented

Hey @newbietoo.

  • Close your Windows App.
  • In File Explorer, go to C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming.
  • Delete the "Notion" folder inside Roaming.

Hope that helps.

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newbietoo commented

Thank for that @polle, that worked as a reset, but it didn't fix the Spellcheck problem.

I originally contacted Notion support about it in October. They said they had escalated it and then asked me for a video, which I sent. Then a month later they said they were still working on it

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polle commented

Try before right clicking on the typo to highlight the text first, then right click to correct spelling choosing one the options.

Spellcheck also depends on system settings, so you may want to have a look at those.

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newbietoo commented

Spellcheck works, except you have to click on the correct word 2 - 3 times before it accepts it

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polle commented

Yes, that is exactly what I said above :)

You have to select the word before right clicking, otherwise the right click is for the complete page, not the word itself.

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newbietoo commented

Ah got it. Then I should probably tell Notion support about that! I've noticed in other places e.g. Reddit, people complaining about it. It's not intuitive, as anywhere else I use a spellchecker, I've not had to left-click the word. And I don't understand why I should, as a right-click obviously identifies the word (the correct spelling pops up)

Anyway, thank you for your help @polle

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polle commented

Glad to help and yes, you can always send the feedback directly using the help button in Notion.

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