Here’s How to Enable Text Prediction in Windows 10

By | June 11, 2019
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Here’s How to Enable Text Prediction in Windows 10

This tip is for Windows 10 Version 1803 and newer versions of Windows 10

Text Prediction has been a feature of Android and Apple-powered devices for a long time. It saves time and automatically corrects spelling errors. Windows 10 has offered text prediction also, but it was limited to the onscreen keyboard (software keyboard) that is mostly used on Windows 10 tablets.

Text Prediction for laptop and desktop users was introduced to Windows 10 users beginning with Windows 10 Version 1803 (April 2018 Update).  If you’re using Windows 10 Version 1803 or newer versions of Windows 10 on a laptop, all-in-one, or desktop and you’re using a hardware keyboard,  here’s how to enable text prediction,

1] Press Windows key + i to open Settings

2] In Settings click on Devices.

3] On the menu on the left click “Typing”.

4] In Typing under Hardware Keyboard turn both switches to “On” (see screenshot below):

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips & Tricks

Text Prediction works on any Windows 10 App – Edge, Notepad, WordPad, etc. But woe! It does not work on any 3rd-party apps, like Chrome, Open Office, and so on.

Much like its older brothers (sisters?) on Android and Apple devices, as soon as you start typing you will see suggestions pop up. You can choose one of the suggestions by selecting it with the arrow keys – Up/Down/Right/Left.

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips & Tricks
Above: Text Prediction in action.

Bonus tip:

To find out what version of Windows 10 you’re using, type WINVER in the taskbar search and press Enter.

Windows version 1709 is the Fall Creators Update (October 2017)

Windows version 1803 is the April 2018 Update (May 2018)

Windows version 1809 is the October 2018 Update (Originally released in October 2018, then pulled and re-released in November 2018)

Windows version 1903 is the May 2019 Update (May 2019)


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