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Use case or problem
Mistyped words are underlined (spellchecked) but not auto-corrected.
Autocorrect words as we type - as available system-wide in macOS.
Current workaround (optional)
As an author, sadly, I’m forced to use other writing apps - which all have autocorrect - for drafting, even while using Obsidian to keep my notes organized. I’d love to be able to use Obsidian and nothing more. The lack of autocorrect is what’s stopping me from paying for Sync.
I am also experiencing this issue. Version 1.4.14 (Installer 1.4.12), restricted mode on. macOS 14.
I’m not sure Obsidian has ever had native macOS autocorrect, which includes things like auto capitalization, auto replacement of misspelled words, double-space for period, etc. These features have been standard in macOS for a long time, and in macOS 14 they were expanded to include text prediction.
I would love to see Obsidian support these features.
Sorry, I’m confused by what I don’t understand. At least a subset of autocorrect is working. It works for me.
But again, like I suggested, if you please, add more details like your Show Debug Info, and maybe we can pinpoint what is going on, or in what instances it wouldn’t work.
Update: I did some further testing:
Some autocorrect works for me. Some spelling doesn’t seem to autocorrect, but some does. Double-space periods does work for me. Auto capitalization doesn’t seem to.
But then again, in Firefox, typing in this forum, none of it is working. In Chrome, the same set as Obsidian works. (Some autocorrect. Double-space periods.) So I tend to think this is an upstream “bug”, “feature” - whatever you’d call it - from Electron/Chromium.
I’ll move this back to Feature Requests for now. But it will be up to the developers whether they are willing or able to handle an upstream issue like this. Maybe they can override it.
Thank you for moving this back to the Features Requests. I have the same problem as @Ninsuhn and there are other topics on the forum talking about this as well. I have the same behavior as @rigmarole like double-spaces, but no autocorrect at all. I tried to run with and without plugins and CSS snippets, as you suggested, @rigmarole.
This is my Debug Info (if others want to post that as @rigmarole suggest, please use on macOS the hotkey Cmd + P and type Debug):
Obsidian version: v1.4.16
Installer version: v1.4.16
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 23.1.0: Mon Oct 9 21:27:24 PDT 2023; root:xnu-10002.41.9~6/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 23.1.0
Login status: not logged in
Insider build toggle: off
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: adapt to system
Community theme: Things v2.1.19
Snippets enabled: 1
Restricted mode: on
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I really would love to see Obsidian support native macOS autocorrect!
Hi there, just downloaded the Obsidian app and have recently gotten into it. This no autocorrect thing is quite annoying, is there a fix for it yet? If not, I’m surprised this doesn’t seem to be as big of a deal. Have others found a workaround for it? Thanks!
I am also surprised this isn’t a huge issue. Maybe I am a much poorer typist than most.
I have tried to recreate the ‘beleive’ > ‘believe’ example above, and I cannot. It autocorrects in all other places in Mac (including this textbox within safari) but it does not in Obsidian. Obsidian is close to unusable to me because of this, mostly because of my own poor typing!!
I had the same issue with Notion Mac desktop app. It uses Electron, and it misses this feature. When I use it with Safari, every thing is fine and all macOS typing features are working well. With macOS 14 Sonoma I added Notion as a Web app to the Dock, and using it is just fine as if it’s a desktop app. It uses Safari engine, and so all typing features are working well.