How to enable Replace-as-you-Type on Windows (system-wide)



Windows Replace as You Type is a feature from Microsoft Office, which allows you to quickly replace certain words or phrases with others as you type. It is a useful tool for quickly editing documents and ensuring that the document is uniform and consistent.

In Office applications, the Replace as You Type feature is enabled by default, and can be accessed by pressing CTRL + F. However, for Windows system-wide, this feature may need to be enabled manually.

In order to enable Replace as You Type on a Windows system, you must first launch the Control Panel. To do this, press the Windows key and type “Control Panel” into the search bar, then select the Control Panel shortcut.

Once the Control Panel is open, click on the “Ease of Access Center” option. A new window will open, and on the left-hand side, select “Make the keyboard easier to use.” This will open a new window, and on the right-hand side, there will be various keyboard settings.

Under the “Make it easier to type” section, check the box next to “Replace as you type.” This will enable the Replace as You Type feature on the Windows system.

After the feature has been enabled, it can be accessed from any program that has text editing capabilities. To use the feature, press CTRL + F and type in the word or phrase that you would like to replace. This will bring up a dialogue window, where you can type in the new word or phrase that you want to replace it with.

Once you have entered the new word or phrase, click “Replace” and the feature will begin to replace all instances of the old word or phrase with the new one. The feature can also be used to quickly fix typos, as it will replace all instances of the typo with the correct spelling or phrase.

Replace as You Type is a useful feature for quickly editing documents and ensuring that the document is uniform and consistent. It can be enabled system-wide on Windows systems by following the steps outlined above. Once enabled, the feature can be accessed from any program that has text editing capabilities.

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