Windows 8 is smart enough to know when a user is typing from a physical keyboard or an on-screen one, so why oh why can’t the OS turn off auto-correct for physical keyboards while keeping auto-correct on for the on-screen one?
Auto-correct makes sense for the on-screen keyboard. Without it, touch typing is frustrating.
But for most decent typists, you don’t need auto-correct with a physical keyboard. Plus, I prefer the freedom of typing words that aren’t entirely kosher, like fark or kekeke or lol. No auto-correct also comes in handy when typing in a different language.
Currently, on Windows 8 for Modern side programs, auto-correct is either on or off for both keyboard types and that doesn’t make much sense. For hybrid devices to transition smoothly from tablet to laptop and vice versa, auto-correct should also automatically turn on or off.