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Original Air Date: Jun 4, 2018



Autocorrect Hack


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One of the most common things we hear these days is "damn auto-correct"!

It's one of those love-hate situations with autocorrect, but this tip may help see it more from the 'love' side of the ledger.

Did you know that you can 'hack' your autocorrect to turn it into your own personal shorthand. which is very useful for commonly used chunks of text.

For instance, you can add your address to your autocorrect databases by using abbreviations, such as ADRS as your shortcut.

Once added, you simply type ‘adrs’ and tap the space bar which will cause your address to suddenly pop-up with a minimum of keystrokes.

Every device using autocorrect from your word processor to or your smartphone, can be hacked to make them much more useful.

There's realistically no limit to the number of hacks that can be added, as long as you remember to not use any real words as your shortcut.

Bonus Tip: Use numbers & letters to create shortcuts that aren't real words!

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