We recently looked at using flyspell to quickly fix the most recent typo with
C-;. Sometimes flyspell can’t find a correction for the word you want, so you need to fix it by hand.
Flyspell offers the function
flyspell-goto-next-error which moves the point forward to the next error, and is bound to
C-, (although this keybinding is taken over in org-mode). However, I only want to move back to the previous error, but flyspell offers no function for this. This is easily fixed with a very slightly modified version of the code from this answer by hatschipuh on stackexchange.
This code jumps you to the end of the most recent misspelled word.
;; move point to previous error ;; based on code by hatschipuh at ;; http://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/14912/2017 (defun flyspell-goto-previous-error (arg) "Go to arg previous spelling error." (interactive "p") (while (not (= 0 arg)) (let ((pos (point)) (min (point-min))) (if (and (eq (current-buffer) flyspell-old-buffer-error) (eq pos flyspell-old-pos-error)) (progn (if (= flyspell-old-pos-error min) ;; goto beginning of buffer (progn (message "Restarting from end of buffer") (goto-char (point-max))) (backward-word 1)) (setq pos (point)))) ;; seek the next error (while (and (> pos min) (let ((ovs (overlays-at pos)) (r '())) (while (and (not r) (consp ovs)) (if (flyspell-overlay-p (car ovs)) (setq r t) (setq ovs (cdr ovs)))) (not r))) (backward-word 1) (setq pos (point))) ;; save the current location for next invocation (setq arg (1- arg)) (setq flyspell-old-pos-error pos) (setq flyspell-old-buffer-error (current-buffer)) (goto-char pos) (if (= pos min) (progn (message "No more miss-spelled word!") (setq arg 0)) (forward-word)))))
I bind this to
C-, to replace
flyspell-goto-next-error. See this stackexchange question for methods to ensure your keybinding overrides the bindings by major modes like org.