a software response that alters user input triggered by the mechanical deduction that the user has just made a mistake

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Auto capitalization of name input fields

Is it appropriate to add auto capitalization on input fields where the user has to add first or last name text?
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When should auto-correction occur?

I was using MS Excel and a question arose concerning input auto-correction: when is the right time for it? Some context first: as I'm in France the comma (,) is used as decimal separator. Thus when I ...
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Should autocorrect include swear words out of the box?

Let's not hide it - it is just common language. Many people do call their friends "b * * * * * s" or "m * * * * rf * * * * rs", and there is no negative context to it. The iOS autocorrect feature ...
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Converting two character dates into four character dates

I have an application that converts the following invalid dates, with only two-character years into a valid date format automatically while the user's filling out the form: (NOTE: The application is ...
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2answers
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Enabling spell check in the UI

We are building an application which will contain spell checking features for areas where users will enter input. We have already implemented the feature for our rich text editors, whereby spell ...
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1answer
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Why does mobile phone auto correct fail?

You know what happens when you type anything on a mobile device, it corrects your spelling to something you didn't want. But you don't realize it until you've sent the message, and then it's too late, ...
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Is opt-out a spell correction convention?

On iOS when you type a string of characters and the spell correction shows up, you need to actively cancel the suggestion if you don't want it. The same goes for a searching on Google and Yahoo which ...