Skype is drawing red lines under non-English words I type. How to disable it, or change the spell checking language? Apparently, the spell checker is not a part of Skype itself.
Using Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome, Skype 22.214.171.124.
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Disclaimer: This is an old question but I haven't found a solution before fiddling it by myself. Hopefully it can reach more people given the annoyance.
Removing Skype's ability to write dictionaries to disk isn't fatal.
cd ~/.config/skypeforlinux/dictionaries rm * sudo chattr +i .
chmod(1) wouldn't remove Skype's ability to remove and recreate the dictionary directory. Note that
chattr(1) is Linux-specific and for FreeBSD you'd use
chflags schg and so on.
Furthermore please note that Skype ignores spellchecking preferences from KDE.
On some installations, the path is
~/.config/skypeforlinux/Dictionaries or even both variants might exist.