How do I get rid of the "tab" that auto completes phrases? Its annoying and I do not know how it got there
How do I get rid of that annoying "Auto complete" tab that shows up in every document and e-mail I write
Julia Broxholm commented
Why do you ask for suggestions to improve Outlook if you don't listen to the complaints and offer a fix? Thank goodness another person with a comment was able to find the fix in Settings. No thanks to you guys! And by the way, this is a horrible, useless feature.
Cori Dauber commented
For the love of God LET ME WRITE MY OWN **** EMAILS I AM NOT A TEENAGE GIRL
here is a how to to get rid of this annoying feature,
copied from an earlier thread.
I found a way of disabling this: Click on the little cog wheel in the top right hand corner to access Outlook settings, and then click on Access All Settings. Then under Compose and Reply scroll down and un-check all: Suggested replies, Text suggestions, ... etc. You can also select what it checks for in terms of grammar and writing style. I believe this should also disable the stupid smiley suggestions when you type in Thanks or Sorry and so on, and outlook highlights it and wants you to pick an annoying gif or smiley.
As someone who uses Outlook for professional correspondence only, I too found these features really annoying! Predictive text might be good for people who either constantly write the same thing or who really are such terrible spellers and thinkers that they can't put a sentence together. For the rest of us it just gets in the way.
please send out a message to all users detailing how to disable these features.
And please give feedback to whoever activated this that it has not been a raging success for users.
How do I get rid of it.
I tried some options suggested by google and they did not work.
Julie Reynolds commented
Please get rid of the auto-fill text predictor. Or at least make it optional. It's annoying, distracting, and not at all helpful.
robert steyer commented
auto complete is useless, confusing, time-consuming, irrelevant and stupid.
Get Rid of it
Wendy Cotter commented
warren dewey commented
It ends up wasting valuable time. I know what will write before I type. It literally slows me down, because it's distracting. HOW DO I STOP THIS FEATURE? This is another example of technology overreach where someone working for Microsoft thought it would be a great idea but has never been at a level of communication or increased level of typing skills to form full and complete sentences.
PLEASE DISABLE THE AUTO COMPLETE FUNCTION IMMEDIATELY! I NEED TO BE IN CONTROL OF WHAT I WRITE. TURN OFF THIS FUNCTION ASAP AND DON'T ASSUME YOU KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO WRITE!
Like many others, the auto-completion function on email is annoying and I want it gone, but can't figure out how to do it. Please help!
How do I STOP this auto completion? I just want it to stop.
Margaret R Hammerschlag,MD commented
YES, HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT! I HATE IT, IT'S ANNOYING AND DISTRACTING. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MICROSOFT OVERREACH
i am being driven crazy by this tab business, most particularly now because the word TAB is now being inserted into my word where it pops up - get me out of this!!!!!
No thanks commented
Do we have an answer on this yet? I am so tired of things popping up trying to complete my sentences. I find it to be very distracting and doesn't save me any time at all.
Please remove this feature or at the very least make it a function that can be disabled in settings.
I am much happier completing my own sentences without having to tab and then delete and add. The tab doesn't go forward to add commas, periods, etc. and is simply annoying.
Obviously, I am not the only one that finds this feature irritating at best.
I can't begin to explain how much I hate "auto" type anything. We're not all as stupid as you think and personally, I'll make my own decisions.
PLEASE get rid of this!!
Richard Chessick commented
Please please tell me how to get rid of the Auto complete function which is a terrible nuisance!
[Deleted User] commented
The auto function is extremely obtrusive and interferes with writing messages. I don't know how anyone could presume we would want this - without our permission. It really is an unbelievable impediment! Please remove it from my account, or turn it off immediately. Thank you!
I do not need nor do I want your **** algorithm to decide what my emails should write. I will be trying my best to get rid of the offensive so called improvement.