Google plus Microsoft have worked together to improve the particular spellcheck experience in Chrome plus Edge. The latest versions of Stainless and Edge are now powered by built-in Windows Spellcheck feature as opposed to the previous Hunspell open source execution. The switch means spellcheck inside Chrome and Edge will now possess better support for URLs, acronyms, email addresses, and an improved shared customized dictionary.
“This feature was developed as a collaboration between Google and Microsoft engineers in the Chromium project, enabling all Chromium-based browsers to benefit from Windows Spellcheck integration,” explains Microsoft’s Edge team.
If you’re not really seeing the new spellcheck support appear in Chrome, then you may need to allow a flag to get it immediately. Head to chrome://flags/ plus search for “Use the Windows OS spell checker” and enable this setting and restart Chrome.
Microsoft continues to be contributing to Chromium and helping enhance both Edge and Chrome since its surprise decision to switch to Chromium last year. While there have been countless commits, user-facing changes aren’t usually obvious like this.
We formerly saw Microsoft helping Google enhance Chrome’s tab management back in The month of january, and Microsoft is also working to improve scrolling in Chromium with bounce effects and percentage-based scrolling.