Predictive text suggestion are a real nuisance
Eliminate the suggested text that comes up ahead of what one is trying to type. It is a nuisance, distracting and not desired. Users should be able to disable the feature.
Thank you for your feedback. You can turn off text predictions under Settings>Mail>Compose and Reply>Text Predictions
Amen - If you cannot ADD a word to the dictionary for Spell check, this is a terrible nuisance.
Kristi Neeleman commented
THIS!!! ALL OF THIS.
I HAVE BEEN EMAILING FOR 30 YEARS.
I DON'T NEED HELP.
At least allow the user (ie --- ME) to turn off the feature if one chooses.
I've already commented but here goes again. I don't want this service and want to disable it. I find it intrusive and unnecessary, and it is offensive to me that you high handedly add such so called services without a request. I want it gone
This predictive text seems to be made by stupid people for other stupid people. A smart person would be considerate and give people an option to turn a brand new controversial feature off.
Not a good move Microsoft.
It works and operates as a Beta feature. It is an unwelcome addition, and counterproductive, to well educated users.
This would be a great idea for a hacker to implement in a service to drive people away from it, but it looks like Microsoft did it themselves!!!
Annoying , time-consuming and never say what I was planning to write. The TAB button is the worst. How do I get rid of all of these?
James Ashby commented
Useless, inhibiting joke of an 'upgrade'. I was writing coherent sentences in English thirty years before Hotmail existed. I do not need their 'help'.
I add my voice to all those who want this irrelevant intrusion turned off. It's not even always correct grammatically, it's incredibly annoying and distracting. Please turn it off.
I have made many comments when predictive text appears but nobody is reading them. Predictive text is a nuisance, often refers to things in the third person and, basically, assumes the typist is stupid. It's rude, irritating and, as a touch-typist looking at the screen and not my keyboard, is absolutely not needed. If you can't or won't remove it, at least give the person control over whether it's wanted or not. In other words, an OFF BUTTON!!!
Gee... I am not the only one who gets peeved about the email programme that tries to tell me how to spell a word or trties to anticipate what I am going to write when I send an email to family and friends or wherever....
First of all I use the King's English spelling mostly when I use English in my mails.. but the Outlook programme (that is the way to spell this last word in the King's English, also in French by the way!) wants me to cortrect my spelling... of course at times I may make an error, like possibly clicking on 3 "r's" in the word "errror" - that is okay... but since I do check my email before sending it to destination, I usually see such error and correct that possibility! Further I often send mails in langages other than the KING's English, for excample in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese... of course the programme does not realize that and underlines every such foreign word. This bugs me to no end... instead of have programmers do whatever they do regarding spelling, how about fixing things such as killing the mails I get that I am able to show as BLOCK or PHISHING... or those mails that somehow get in the so-called JUNK file that should be there but in my INBOX File? That sure be a good usage of the people working for Microsoft, namely at Outlook!!!!
This predictive text is utter rubbish, time consuming and a total irritant.
Needs an option to turn this stupid idea off.
Why are the powers that be not reading the commentary? Don't see any likes yet!
Some body has too much time on their hands to come up with these features!
I do not watch my fingers when I am typing. I watch the text and find this intrusive, annoying, and very often WRONG. I am opening another email account at GMX to use for my business email and will be using this even less than I already do.
I took the excellent advice below of putting a 'z' after the cursor, and adapted it by using a '.' instead, which I'll be using anyway at the end of the email.
Yup, this is driving me mad on a daily basis. I want to turn it off, now.
Put a 'z' after your cursor before you start writing. That stops this thing in its tracks.
Niki Prior commented
I would like to know how to turn it off.
I could not agree more. It is both intrusive and unwanted. It slows me down by being obstructive and a distraction. There does not appear to be a way of removing this and I would like it removed for me but this request has been ignored scores of times.
This is so distracting -- I've asked many times how to turn it off, never get a response. I'm using my gmail account more now because I get irritated every time it happens, whether it's actually what I intended to say (usually not) or not. Hate it!
David King commented
If you was doing this in real conversation, I would kick your **** !!!
Christine Bye commented
Totally agree. Does anybody know the idiot who came up with this patronising and useless rubbish?