Google Chrome: Change Spell Checker Language

I get annoyed with the default American English spell checking that happens in my browser. It only recently occurred to me that this is probably something that can be changed in my settings, and then I thought I should really post about this in case someone else is looking for the same thing.

In Google Chrome you can change the language of your spell checker by following these steps:

  1. Click on the ellipsis in the upper right-hand corner and click on 'Settings'.
  2. In the 'Settings' tab which will have opened, scroll down to the bottom and click 'Advanced'.
  3. Scroll down to the 'Languages' section and click the drop-down arrow next to 'Languages' to expand the menu.
  4. Click 'Add languages'.
  5. Select the language(s) you wish to add with checkmarks and then click 'Add'.
  6. Click the ellipsis next to any of the languages listed and you can choose options like moving them to the top of the list, setting them as the display language, or removing them altogether.
  7. Close the 'Settings' tab.
And suddenly I can write things like neighbour and colour without any red squiggly lines! Amazing.


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