I have this “odd” behavior when using my computer occasionally; whenever something isn’t working the way I want it to, sometimes in the moment I will just right-click on the problem area to see if there’s anything in a menu to fix it. Well, this happened to me this morning when I was composing an email to someone. I was trying to spell the word migraine (rain doesn’t have an e at the end…it should be migrane or migrain), and in the instant of frustration, I right-clicked on the word. I just stopped in amazement, as Mail.app showed a contextual menu that started with a list of words that I might be wanting to use instead of my misspelled word. Wow…subconsciously I was expecting that to happen, but it caught me off-guard when it really did happen.

This got me thinking a little bit…Mail.app just uses NSTextViews, so maybe other apps that use NSTextViews will also behave this way. Sure enough, this works in TextEdit as well, so I can only assume it’s system-wide for apps that use that class.

I’m thinking this is a pretty big feature; and I can’t believe I haven’t noticed it before. I’m posting this here hoping I’m not the only one. 🙂