Applications used for spell checkers can also be used to improve the style and enhance grammar. By default, Google enables basic spell-checking and Microsoft Edge makes use of Microsoft Editor. Some cloud-based spell-checking applications can have a negative impact in terms of security. There is some cloud-based spell checker that your sensitive data could be exposed to when you are doing some spell checking on some sensitive data within your environment. Every organization will not want its data to be sent off-site for any spell-checking reason which cannot be controlled. This article will show you how you can disable this cloud-based spell checker in both Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
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Disable Cloud-Based Spell Checker via Microsoft Edge Settings
Go to the settings and navigate to Languages, under the Use writing assistance section you can either select Microsoft Editor or Basic. With the Microsoft editor, your data will be sent to Microsoft for the processing which may expose your sensitive data to them but with the basics, your data is processed locally.
Disable Cloud-Based Spell Checker via Google Chrome Settings
2. Go to the settings and navigate to Languages, under the Spell check section you will see the Basic spell check as the default and you can select the Enhanced spell check if you want your data or text to be sent to Google.
Using Group policy to control the spell checker
For you to have absolute control over the spell-checking settings is using the group policy to disable how anyone can select the settings to use. Group policy will disable the use of spell-checking cloud services and stop users from changing the configuration.
Before you can use the Classic Administrative Templates on a Group Policy settings you need to download and install it read How to Install Group Policy Templates for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browser on Windows 10
Group policy settings for Microsoft Edge
3. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates > Microsoft Edge. You will see Spell checking provided by Microsoft Editor.
4. Select Disabled so that you can block access to the spell-checking cloud service from Microsoft.
5. Disable the Enable spellcheck. This will disable not only cloud-based spell checking but also local spell checking.
Group policy settings for Google Chrome
6. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Classic Administrative Templates > Google. You will see Enable spellcheck. Select Disabled so that you can block access to the spell checking cloud service from Google.
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