Corrent spelling from the keyboard in Mac OS X

I finally got tired of having to reach for the mouse to correct spelling. So I wrote a keyboard maestro macro:

All I need to do is navigate to the word that I want to correct and hit command-Alt f10 – the macro selects the word and then “right” clicks the mouse  to bring up a selections of correct words

The key to the macro is the two regular clicks (at the mouse location) , a pause (I am not sure that this was necessary) and then a simulated right click.

Unfortunately, the mouse cursor and the keyboard cursor are two different things. When you move to a word, using the arrow keys, the keyboard cursor “moves”. However, to activate a right click in the right position, the mouse cursor needs to move. The inelegant solution is to activate “mousekeys” through the Universal access menu and then “mouse” over to the misspelled word…okay back to the mouse.

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2 responses to “Corrent spelling from the keyboard in Mac OS X

  1. D'Arcy Norman January 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    but can it correct “corrent” ;-)

    - D

  2. niransab January 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Unfortunately, not only can in not correct , corrent, the text cursor and the mouse cursor are two different things. So the only way this macro works is if I move with cursor with the mouse…who needs to spell correctly any way.

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