How to Disable Right Click Spell Check Suggestion using GPO. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    Does anybody know how to disable the right click spelling suggestions for Microsoft Word 2013? I have already applied the custom disables for tool bars and shortcuts VIA GPO which seem to work fine (see below). It would be great if you could assist?!

    My Domain of computers are 
    WIN 7 (64bit)
    DC 2008 R2



    Spelling |2
    Grammar |329
    SetLanguage |790
    SpellingRecheckDocument |2349
    GrammarSettingsDialog |2469
    SpellingAndGrammar |2566
    ProofingOptions |2788
    SpellingHideErrors |3217
    GrammarHideErrors |3218
    Dictionary |3219
    TranslationPane |6111
    ResearchPane |7343
    ReadingViewResearchPane |7387
    Thesaurus |9056
    (greys out Word Options)* |11323
    TranslationToolTip |12842
    EnglishWritingAssistant |14453
    SpellingMenu |15780

    More information about this can be found here:


    3.Disable to the keyboard shortcuts 
    Microsoft Office Word 2010 > Disable Items from User Interface > Custom > Disable shortcut keys

    F7 | 118
    Shift + F7 | 118,16
    Ctrl + Shift + o | 79,12
    Alt – T | 254


    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 3:54 PM


  • Hi,

    I haven't found a direct way to disable the Right Click Spell Check Suggestion feature. However, we can disable the "Check spelling as you type" option to work around the issue. When this option is disabled, the misspelled words won't be underlined with wavy lines. As a result, users won't be able to right-click the misspelled words to correct them.

    To disable the "Check spelling as you type" option, we can modify or add the following registry value:

    HEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\1.0\Office

    DWORD: WordSpellingOptions

    Value: 0 to disable; 1 to enable.

    Hoep this helps.


    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support

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    • Edited by Steve Fan Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:43 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Friday, May 22, 2015 1:42 AM
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 7:41 AM