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Language input order issue? (Set Non-MS input as secondary default)

Q: Language input order issue? (Set Non-MS input as secondary default)

Sorry for the silly question, but I am really lost with Windows 8. Did a quick search, but nothing came up (Keyword will only result in how to set input in Win8, not the problem presented here).
Here is the issue.

The short version of the question is how do I move the #@#[email protected]%$#^%$ (display gibberish somehow, boxed in red below) input method above Microsoft Pinyin, while keeping English as my default Display language and Input language.
Longer version here:
I use English and Chinese input, but the default MS Chinese input is "inconvenient", so I installed another input software for Chinese input (the gibberish above, or lets call it method ABCD).
The order I want is English as my default Input method and display, while ABCD as my default Chinese input (when I hit Alt + Shift, should switch from English to ABCD). However, since I can't get ABCD above MS-PinYing, when I Alt+Shift it auto switch to MS-Pinyin, not ABCD (Manually switch from MS to ABCD gets annoying).
In WinXp/Win7 I only need to manually switch to ABCD once, and the system remembers it, but Win8 for some reason automotcally load the language list on every start up =/
Also in WinXp/Win7, I can delete MS-PinYin while keeping ABCD (so I only have English and ABCD), but Win8 doesn't allow me to do that as I must have MS-input or the second line (highlight in green) in language perference doesn't even appear.  
There are some additional points/details.
1 - I must set Chinese as "Language for non-Unicode programs" (But keeping Format/Display to English as same time works fine), as there is 3rd party software display issue.
2 - There is no Win8 version of ABCD input yet, I am not sure if that would make any difference.
3 - I don't want to use "Let me set a different input method for each app window", too much work to set for each app and swith in same app doesn't solve issue?
4 - Tried Override Display and/or Default Input (while setting Chinese above English as default in language perferences), but doesn't work, or maybe I am missing something?
5 - Again, I want keep OS/Display/Default to English interface.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance if I don't reply in time.

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A: Language input order issue? (Set Non-MS input as secondary default)

Hello, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
I can't help you with your specific problem but you may want to look here. Hope it helps.
Under Chinese Input Methods it says to use the Windows key and space bar to easily switch between language inputs.

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Hi, I own MS Office 2003. I have an English OS, but with japanese and chinese MUI's installed for family purposes. However, when ever i start up any office application, the input language is always Chinese. (I got this computer and currently live in china btw if that has anything to do with it although i doubt it). I find this very annoying although it's not too much work. Every time i start typing it comes up with a bunch of chinese characters. Especially when i do Ctrl+N to start a new document, it changes back to chinese and i usually forget. Is there any way i can change it to english? I set my computer's default to English but that doesn't seem to have any affect. All my other program seem fine though (like IE, Java based programs, other educational programs, etc all start with the input mode in English.


p.s. i can't just uninstall it becaues I need it once in a while.

A:Changing the default input language

Hi Akimatsu,

I also use MS Office 2003 with Windows XP (although I think it works similarly with other Windows operating systems, like 2000).

I changed my default setting for MS Office 2003 default language from English U.S. to English Canadian by doing the following:

On the Windows Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.

Click the Enabled Languages tab.

In the "Choose the language that defines default behavior in Microsoft Office applications" box, select the language you want, (in this case, English) and then click OK. Make sure you also add any other languages you want enabled as secondary and supported into the right side box on your screen.

If you then want to type a Word document for example in Chinese, you can do this through the Word document itself by following instructions in the Word help section, such as the following (which directs you to MS Office Online):

About creating a Traditional Chinese document

To work with Traditional Chinese text in documents, make sure you do the following:

Set up system support for Traditional Chinese.

Enable Traditional Chinese for editing in Microsoft Office.

Obtain a Traditional Chinese Input Method Editor (IME) so that you can type Traditional Chinese text.

Microsoft Word has built-in features that help you work with Traditional Chinese text, such as support for vertical text editing and the fonts... Read more

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I have two English Windows XP computers on which the only language/IME installed is Chinese (PRC) - Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0.

On one of them, the input language always defaults to English when I launch an application, and I need to press Shift to switch to Chinese input. The other one is the opposite: the input language always defaults to Chinese when I launch an application, and I need to press Shift to switch to English input.

I have checked all the regional and language options on both systems, and they are identical. So where is this setting? Is there a registry key that determines whether the default input language is English or Chinese?

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Hello, the following is my problem.

I have a Chinese language input program that is only compatible with Windows XP. I tried to install it on my Windows 8 Pro and used the compatibility mode. But it did not run. How can I get it to work? Should I install Virtual Box to run XP mode to use this input program or is there another method of running XP-only programs on Windows 8?
Many thanks in advance!

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Hi friend
I want to remove Persian language from " Add Input Language part". Bu I don't know how do it.
please help and guide me.

I have captured from it. My mean I want remove this part. Look at the picture

My version windows is Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you

A:How can I remove a language pack from Add Input Language part?

Why do you want to remove it ?

As long as it`s not installed, it`s not on the PC.

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It seems to me that the default language input method changes with apps being loaded, supposed I set my default input language to PT and then use MS Word in Chinese, when I close my Win 8.1, the next time I turn on my computer, the default will change to CN instead of PT. Anyone knows how to make Win 8.1 stays with the default input method and not the last apps used? I went to Control Panel/Language and did not find any settings there beside the one that I already did, which was my default input method set to PT.

Thanks for your comment/suggestion

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(New here, not sure if this is the right place to post)

Anyway I woke up this morning to find that I can't change my language input on my laptop (i.e. pressing Alt+Tab or Win+Space does nothing). The input indicator in the system tray is gone (which, is the least of my concern to be honest...) and if I force it to appear it just shows a blank space instead of the usual ENG.

So I did the usual stuff -- a virus scan, a system restore to last week (everything was perfectly fine up till last night) and about a million reboots, but all to no avail. I can't find much help on Google either. I'm consistently required to type two languages so I'd appreciate if anyone can give me any help.

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How to add new keyboard input language ? I have one language, but i want to add english language. I go to control panel, language, add a language, then i select english, and then just blank window appears... :

Or i go to language, then select for current language options, add an input method, and then explorer just crashes and restarts ... :

A:How to add new input language

Hello Startas,

You might consider refreshing Windows 8 to fix any system errors, and try adding a new input method (IME) language again afterwards.

Hope this helps,

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I have the following input languages in the Language settings in the control panel:
- Arabic
- English (United Kingdom)
- Turkish
But when I switch between the language I have 5 input languages where the English and the Arabic are doubled!!

Check the attached image :
I tried to remove both the Arabic and the English language and I still have 3 language where the doubled ones didn't remove!

A:Why I have doubled input language!

Hello Amersaw, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using either option in the tutorial below may be able to remove these extra keyboard input methods.

Input Methods - Add or Remove for Keyboard Layout in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys,

I have a French laptop (so with a French keyboard) and I am living in Japan now. I have installed a Japanese keyboard and added Japanese as input language. When I choose the right language/keyboard, I have no problem.
However, I have noticed some troubles that I'm gonna try to explain by the example below:

My default language is French, so when I start my laptop, French language+FR keyboard are automatically selected.
Let's say that I open my mail program to write an e-mail. I have to write that e-mail in Japanese, so I change my input language to JP (with IME/JP keyboard).
Then I open Libre office to write some document in Japanese. But FR input language with FR keyboard are selected. So I have to switch again to JP language.
Each time I open a new application/software, I have to select the keyboard.
I thought that if I choose language at session opening Win would automatically keep it along the session, but it looks like it doesn't.

Is there any way to somehow "block" input language during a session? I mean, in a way that I don't need to "manually" change the language when I use my JP keyboard?

Thank you in advance

A:Keyboard and input language

Have you tried changing your default language?

If you have not, you could try it by following the steps below

Start >> control panel >> in the search menu type "language" >> change keyboards and other input devices >> Keyboards and languages >> choose your new language format from the drop down menu near the top if you have already added your keyboard.

this is a rather easy solution IF it works. You could always go in and change it whenever you wish if you wanted to write a document in a different language.

hope this helps.


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Hi there, I'd like to remove my English keyboard as an input language, unfortunately is my default set to be an english keyboard. However, being swedish, i'd like my primarily chosen input langauge in ALL programs to be swedish.

A:Removing an Input language

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...-input-languagehope this helps you

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I have a problem with adding a language input. Under 'Text Services and Input Languages'--> 'Add'--> theres only english and chinese input as available options. I want to add korean. I've tried windows update and it didnt help. Can anyone help me with tt?


A:Problem with language input

I believe the language packs are only available for enterpise and ultimate versions of windows 7.
You can try adding it through internet explorer's language options. It may work that way.

there's the language pack page.

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Under Regional and Language Options, i've added couple of keyboards but now i can't remove them completely. they still appear in the list after i restart the system. any suggestion?

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Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to implement an option to change the keyboard input language in WinPE by modifying the registry and rebooting.

I made an autoit script that scans the reg key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layouts

...for available languages, populates a drop menu allowing the user to select a language, writes the selection to the following two keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload

...then reboots... presumably with the new input language in effect.

Trouble is, after a reboot the registry seems to be refreshed and the new setting doesn't keep. Can anyone recommend a more suitable method for doing this than modifying the registry? Is there a deeper source for registry settings that I can get to before the registry is initialized?


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Hi, I can't change my keyboard input language to Korean. I have followed the tutorial going into control panel > clock, language, and region > change keyboards or other input methods > keyboards and languages > change keyboards > add > and adding the Korean keyboard. I activate the langauge bar, and switch to Korean. Still, everywhere I type is still in the default English when I use Microsoft word or in internet explorer. What am I missing??? I have done all available updates up to this day. Thanks much for your help.

A:Keyboard Input Language Help

I figured it out. Instead of adding the Korean keyboard under Korean, add the Microsoft IME Keyboard under Korean instead. It then works perfectly.

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hello all.
I have problem with changing input language.
I have tablet running windows 8.1 with bing.
In the PC settings, Time and language, Region and language
i have 3 languages listed.
But i can't switch between languages in touch keyboard.
I only can use english. why? anyone can help?

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Hello, all. I have tried for an hour to configure my keyboard input properly, and I've searched online to no avail. The problem is that I cannot input a foreign language (attempting to enable Korean). I installed the keyboard and set it up so that left alt + shift switches languages. The language bar shows that I've changed to Korean, but only English comes out.

I've tried several programs, such as Firefox, IE, and Word, and it's the same in all of them. When I had XP, there were never any problems for me setting up Korean. Somehow with W7 it is impossible for me to figure out.

I'd very much appreciate any advice getting this to work. Thus far, I've had to rely on copying and pasting syllables from a Korean dictionary to form words I want to type.

A:Cannot input foreign language

Hope this helps:
Can I write in Korean on any version of Windows 7?

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I have recently set my keyboard to both English and Russian input, when I began studying Russian.

I also just installed the Office 2003 Proofing Tools.

But I now have a Korean Option dispayed in the Language Bar, that seems to appear automatically.

I have checked the language settings, and it only shows English and Russian. No Korean and yet I can not get rid of it from the language bar.

Does anybody know what is causing this? I really want to get rid of it.

Thanks for any help

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Dear everyone,

I have problem typing the spanish letter ENE in my toshiba M845 window 7 home premium.

I have tried every method suggested in the website but still it doesnt work. So I would like to ask if anyone has any further suggestion.

Currently, my keyboard include English US, Thai and Spanish.

When I put spanish as keyboard layout and type where spanish ene is supposed to be , the keyboard layout is automaticcaly change to english rather than resulting in an ene i want. sometimes when i do the same what i got is l , just a vertical direct line as u saw.

but with other accents tildes and other marks in spanish language i can make it without problem ... so only the ENE is troubling me.

ANyone has any suggestion?

THank you very much in advance.


A:Spanish language input

Hi, prapasri.

I have written a piece of software called Spanish Typing. You can download it at http://www.echidnaware.com/spanishtyping. After installing it, you will be able to press Alt and n at the same time to type ?. I hope you find this helpful.

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forgive my naivety but recently Installed dual operating systems and is the main.

I have to spanish keyboard to type, and the input language is english BUT.......

I made a faux pas installing windows, having the input langauge as spanish as now on installing things it comes up in spanish!

can I correct things now and make a note for future installations as to what my wishes are...........

1. english language
2. spanish or english keyboard

at the moment the keyboards change without cause and its doing my head in when typing!!

can I correct my mistakes for the installation language from spanish to english menus??



A:Input language/display

Hello Steve,

These would be two different settings as you found out. One for "Display Language" (everything), and the other "keyboard input language". The tutorials below can help show you how to change both to what you wanted.Display Language - Change


Keyboard Layout - Change
Hope this helps,

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Using Windows 8.1. I have English and Japanese input languages added, and both are listed as options in the language toolbar, but it is impossible to select anything but English. Windows+Space allows me to navigate to Japanese, but releasing the keys or pressing Enter does nothing. The Left Alt+Shift shortcut also does nothing.

A:Can't change input language.

I installed Japanese input language for the sake of screenshots, let's see if we can fix this for you.

First things first, the basics in using Japanese input language. If input language is installed and enabled, you will see it on your input method selection dialog:
When selected, the Japanese input language shows two icons (my Taskbar is vertical at left, image might look different than the same on your display):

1 = Japanese input language active
2 = Keyboard layout selector (by default Half-Width Alphanumeric)
You have to right click the keyboard layout selector (2) to select either Hiragana, Katakana or Alphanumeric layout to type using the layout you need:
You can also select one of two input methods, Romaji or Kana:
A bit confusing although somewhat logical default behavior of Japanese input language might cause user to think the Japanese is not working, as it defaults to Half-width Alphanumeric keyboard layout which is basically as an English layout, using western alphabet.


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Hi everyone.

I have searched everywhere for a solution to my problem and I still haven't found one.

I have a Sony VAIO VPCSE and I have installed Windows 8 Professional.
My region, language, input methods etc are set to English(Ireland)

The Problem
When I turn on my laptop, there is the word "ENG" beside my clock and my input language is set to English (United States). When I click ENG; I am giving the option to switch between English(Ireland) and English (United States).

When I go to language preferences, the English (United States) language does not show as being one of my preferences

However, when I add the language and then press "Remove", the ENG beside the clock disappears

My Question
Does anyone have any idea of why this is happening or how I can stop this?
I don't mind what it is; editing the registry, deleting the English(United States) language.

Please throw me your suggestions and I'll test and report back. Thanks


A:US ENG Input Language Changing

If you only have 1 language set, the ENG or whatever will disappear.
Add English American & the Eng will reappear.
I could provide screen shots if you need them.
With only 1 language selected,the eng will go away.

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I recently upgraded to windows 8 (after all updates now it is 8.1).
Up until yesterday I only used it with one user account.
Yesterday I added another account, and for some reason instead of having both input languages It only had English.
I added the second language successfully and the language bar appeared as expected.
However, after a restart the language bar disappeared, as well as the ability to use "alt-shift" to switch languages.
When I look at the settings the both languages are there, and the "Use language bar when possible (or something to that effect)" is checked. Also, the language bar is set to be docked (I tried float - didn't do any good) and the shortcut is set
for "Alt Shift". But, no language bar is shown and the input language can not be changes.
A weird thing is that when I look at the shortcuts list I have "switch language --> Alt-Shift", "Hebrew --> (none)". No entry for English.
Just to make it clear - in order to write this question in English I had to use my other account.
Thank you very much,


A:Can't switch input language

Please run ?ctfmon.exe?, does the language appear again?
And  follow the instruction below to force the exe to run each time you start windows.
Open registry, locate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
Create a new string value,
specify the name "CTFMon".
Type ?ctfmon?=?CTFMON.EXE? in Value data field, OK.
Restart your computer.
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I have read through this forum many threads
about other users having the same problem
with the keyboard changes input language on it's own.

I have tried the following:
- Scanning the system files for corrupt files (SFC /Scannow).
- Changed the default language everywhere to the same language.
- Turned off every automatic change and hot keys I could find.
- I shut downed, restarted and logged off the computer multiple times to test.
- I started other programs to check if they had any effect on the input language.

But, still it keeps changing by it's own.
The next day it is the same problem.
The computer did not show any language then used the next day.
I wonder if I can lock the language in place with Group Policies?
Has anyone tried Group Polices on this problem?

A:Keyboard input language keep changes

Hello Norway,

If you haven't already, double check to make sure that you have removed all other input languages except the one you want to use by default to see if that may help.

Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove

Hope this helps for now,

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I have four keyboard layouts and languages installed:
English (US)

Now, the order is German->English->Russian->Slovak if I press
Ctrl+Shift. How can I change this order? I don't want to use for example Ctrl+Shift+Key0 for English.
I rarely use German and Russian, but I need them for school. How can I change the order that English and Slovak be at the top, because I use them the most.


A:Solved: Changing the order of input languages

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Ok, settled on a backup routine, but have some factors to consider before implementing. This is for a Samsung notebook with a 256 Gb SSD for C drive and 750Gb HDD for E drive. I also keep a 2Tb USB 3.0 external drive always hooked up via USB 3.0. Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

I also have a 2nd 2Tb ext USB 2.0 drive which I use for archiving, backups of backups, etc. I keep that in a fire safe when not archiving. I've also made copies of most precious data to DVD's and keep at my sisters house. Family pix, vids, legal docs, etc.

All I have installed now is Microsoft Security Essentials, some photo editing programs and lots of free utilities.

I have the movable folders from my user folder(everything but appdata) moved to my E drive.

I don't have games installed yet, but I plan on installing many, including Steam games where I'd like to use GameSave Manager with steam spreader.

Here's my plan, and it would be great to get some feedback as to whether it's a solid one, or if you see any issues with it. I'd also appreciate any input on the order in which to install these apps so that they work with each other in the best possible way:

1- Macrium Reflect Free to do weekly or bi-weekly images of my C drive(the o.s. drive).
2 - Freefilesync to do daily mirror of E drive (Data drive).
3 - Create a folder on E called "Steam", which is, from what I've read, the place to install my Steam Games.
4 - Install GameSave Manager with steam spreader. - I have no experienc... Read more

A:Backup Strategy-What order to install & any input!

Good you're thinking before jumping.
I'll just give some quick pointers to your "questions" bullets, and we'll see what happens.
1. Avoid any configuration that wants to image anything but you system drive. I wouldn't move any folder Windows installs to a different drive. Handle directing data separately. For instance, if you download movies, download them to your data drive using "save as." You can always just move data from the Windows folders elsewhere after the fact too.
2. It's best to have at least 2 images. Simple redundancy. If you follow my advice above, you can put the system image on the E and the external. Keep it straight in your head that the only system image is the C partition. Also that
you want to keep your system images small, because it will be much faster taking images, and restoring images, and you won't run into space issues. You won't like hearing this, but if you're making frequent images of a 256gb SSD, and you use the space on the SSD for ANYTHING but Windows, and that builds up you'll quickly run out of space for your system images.
All "used" space on that 256gb drive will be included in the image. So all data on there related and not related to the actual "system" gets imaged. Of course you can just not use the space for anything else, but that's a waste of hardware.
It would be better to partition the SSD so the Windows C: partition is smaller, then you could use the remaining partition of the S... Read more

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I need to be able to input text using three different languages: English (US), Russian, Ukrainian.
To that end I have prepared the following:

As you see, UI is being overridden to Ukrainian too, which is also desired.
I also need to be able to switch input languages NOT using any cyclic shortcut like Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift, but by language-specific shortcut, namely Ctrl+1 for English, Ctrl+2 for Ukrainian, Ctrl+3 for Russian. It has been so for years for me and I got used to it.
To that end I found the following setup

There you see two Ukrainian layouts (I made one myself, another one is built-in).

The problem is that Ctrl+1 for English works, Ctrl+3 for Russian works too, but BOTH shortcuts for Ukrainian layots do NOT work. When I press Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+4 just nothing happens. I tried to change the Ukrainian shortcuts to no avail.

What should I do?

UPD. What's more interesting thing I just discovered, is that these Ukrainian shortcuts do work selectively.
In Notepad and MS Word -- don't work
In Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox, also Skype -- does work.

UPD2. Shortcuts seem to be working everywhere EXCEPT the software written by Microsoft. What an irony

A:Input language settings problem


Did Ukrainian keyboard layouts come with Windows or were installed separately (e.g. had been created with the keyboard layout creator)?

In the latter case, try to remove them and replace with the standard Ukrainian layout, then assign the same shortcut. Does the shortcut work?

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A few days ago, my dad had actually tried (accidentally) to change the language to Hungarian and the Keyboard setting for it which means that the keys in my US keyboard won't be correct. The thing is, I've changed every setting back to US English, but the Hungarian one keeps going back (only the keyboard setting). So I have to go to that other administrator user to change it to US for me to type my password for the main user correctly. To be specific about the setting, it's in:
Control Panel -> Date, Time, Language and Regional Options -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages Tab -> Details... -> Settings Tab -> Installed services box ---- There, the Hungarian keyboard setting appears again when I reboot my computer.


A:Input Language (Keyboard Setting) Win XP

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I am looking for a tweak or a solution that can let me change keyboard input language (back & forth) with ONE key.

Right now all what Windows XP can offer is a KEY SEQUENCE of ALT+SHIFT (2 keys). I need ONE key.

Any idea whether this is possible?


A:Solved: change input language with one key?

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hello all,i can't modify the keyboard input language under windows 7,can someone help me please?and thanks in advance

A:keyboard input language problem

Try this.
Keyboard Layout - Change

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Just like the title says, would I need to buy the Ultimate edition to keep the option for Russian language input? Or does language pack simply make the whole UI in another language?


A:Do I need Ultimate for Russian language input?

You don't. Ultimate lets you swap the GUI into Russian, but you can use cyrillics within Internet Explorer, Word, Etc on any version of W7 providing you set up things correctly.

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I have recently updated to Service Pack 1 for Vista Home Premium 32.

I can no longer change the input language while I am working with my user. I can see the language bar, I can click on It and see both language I am using, I can choose between them, but after I click on the second language nothing happens. The first language is still selected. I tried to use Alt+Shift, but again the languages can not be changed. I have tried adding more language from the control panel, removing the language bar, adding it again, etc. but still I can not change between the languages.

What I found interesting is that if I am at the login screen of my vista I am able to change the languages using Alt+Shift, but once I login I am not able to change them.

I have tried creating a new user and while using the new user I am able to change between the languages. But because of the many configurations and files I would like to continue to use my current user.

It would be great if you anyone could assist me. Thank you in advance.

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Hello all. Some awful software has installed input language on my system during installation. Input language is not recognized and is shown as "???". When I try to open Keyboard settings to remove this language, windows error arises and system suggests using appropriate debugger. I want to remove this input language entry from registry, but was unable to locate appropriate registry key. Thanks in advance.

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Hey guys!

This is a great forum, have been visiting this for a while and have learnt many new things about my seven. However one thing is bothering me, so I decided to write and ask. Hopefully someone will be able to help me.

The problem is, when I've got one input language chosen and am working on a Word document, I am able to write using that language. As soon as I open other software (for example start searching the web), the input language changes automatically. This means I cannot write my document and then proceed using same language on the Internet, but I have to change the input language separately when I swap from Word to Internet browser.

Is it possible to change the settings so that if I'd be using one input language in one software, after changing the software the input language would remain the same and not change? It is quite annoying, though it is probably helpful for those who are using different languages in different software and don't want to swap the language every time they move from one soft to another.

Thanks in advance!

Oh I almost forgot. Another annoying thing is that I cannot give the name to my file if there's a folder which has the same name. If I have folder 01 on my desktop and I have a file which I want to name as 01, as I press "Save" the file isn't being saved. Windows just opens the folder named 01 and shows it's content (in the same window where you need to enter the filename and have Save button). How can I change ... Read more

A:How to change the input language setup?

I have no clue about your main issue. As for your second issue, the only thing I can think of is to save the document, then rename it later.

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Hi All,

I was given a laptop to clean up by someone at work and whilst typing some text I found that the keyboard was set to English (US). I went into the Regional Language Options in CP and changed the Regional Settings and Location to UK under the Languages -> Details menu I added UK English as default and removed the US option.

The problem is, everytime I close down the window, it resets back to US English! I go back into the setting and US English is displayed in the Languages->Details menu and UK has been removed!

Why could this be?

I have removed any viruses and threats, but still no luck.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard Language Input Re-setting


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Hi. I am looking for Input Method for Latin Language (language that still used in Roman Catholic Church). Microsoft provides this language in Office, but not in Windows 8(.1) via Control Panel in language input method. I cannot synchronize the input method
between Windows and Office as well as Indonesian, Italian, Thai, etc. I think many people still need this language to work with Ecclesial work such as daily prayer in Latin language or bible study. Is there any update for this language? If not, I ask Microsoft
to provide Windows update for Roman Latin language. Thank you very much.

A:Latin Language Input Method

Hi marcellius.ac,
" Microsoft provides this language in Office, but not in Windows 8(.1) via Control Panel in language input method."
Do you mean there is nowhere to install the language or this specific language is not listed ?
Please refer to the following link to install the language package and configure it .
Change your language or keyboard
Here is a link for reference of all the language options :
Language packs
If it is not listed ,I am afraid this specific language is not supported.
Best regards

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Really having some wonk issues with these last two Lenovo products I've bought. It's nuts. Latest weird thing that's happening seems to be some sort of unintended input. Occasionally, I've had the focus repeatedly stolen from an input field I was typing in. I have to click on the field several times, only to have it taken away again, like the mouse is clicking elsewhere. (I've been having issues with clicking things accidentally firing double-clicks--maybe my mouse buttons are faulty? Both the X1E I returned and this X1C have done that.) The other strange thing that's happening is that in iTunes, if I pause my music, it will resume itself 5 seconds later, like the play button some keyboards have was pressed. But this keyboard doesn't even have that, as far as I can tell. It feels like my computer is inventing input. It's maddening.  Any clues? My opinion of Lenovo products has sharply dropped these last couple months.

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I have a Dell D610 laptop w/ XP Pro SP2... or had.

I have a corrupted registry entry hosing the keyboard input. The mouse works fine up until the point when I kit the first key on the keyboard when under the Graphical Windows interface. After I hit any key, the mouse freezes as well. This happens if I use the laptop keyboard or an external keyboard connected to a PS2 jack.

I have performed hours of troubleshooting and it is not the keyboard hardware. Keyboard input works during all non-graphical UI (BIOS, Recovery Console, etc.). I even removed the drive and plugged it in to another computer. I made a copy of the WINNT\system32\config files (sam, default, security, system, software) and replaced them w/ a copy of these files from WINNT\repair. The computer boots to Graphical Windows and I am able to type in this session just fine.

How can I "erase" the keyboard driver corruption in the registry (or perhaps a corrupted driver file or set of files)? The problem is that I can't boot the system to a point where I can edit the "corrupted" keyboard entries. I can't use the Recovery Console because I don't have the Administrator password. So I tried to install SP3 from a bootable CD. The minute it asks me to type in the Product Key (a graphical dialog box), input is frozen a the first keystroke (even a key like Caps Lock). Can I actually edit the registry that resides on the boot drive while it is connected to another computer? Any other suggest... Read more

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  While trying to adjust the resolution I apparently picked a level that Windows hp doesn't like. My monitor now has a box which says input not supported floating around on it and no matter what I try (esc, control-alt-delete, restarting) I can't access my computer at all. PLEASE HELP!
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A:NO INPUT SUPPORTED--Desktop Computer Stuck On Input Not Supp...

Hi there @145755, I hope you find your Support Forum experience a positive one!  It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel.  I understand that you have changed a setting on your computer and now the display is not working.  I am happy to give you a hand with this. Please post the full product number for your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.  HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? I would suggest you try to start your computer in Safe mode to load basic screen settings. See this document: HP PCs - Windows Safe Mode (Windows 10, 8). As you are unable to see the display properly at this time you will need to follow the process described for "Entering Safe Mode without access to Startup Settings".  If you are able to get in, then make the needed adjustments to your display settings, then restart your system normally to see if the display will come up properly. If not try a different screen resolution. Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.

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Friend has Windows 8.1 32-bit, fully updated and when we were playing with installing another language we got this toolbar. I did everything I could in the Advanced settings under Language in the Control Panel and I am unable to remove it. Is it a bug? How do we get rid of this?

Thank you!

A:How to remove Change Input Language from the taskbar?

Anyone, please?

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Hi there
if you add an input method by mistake you CANNOT it seems remove it again.

The remove button is greyed out. This applies to Windows 8.1 not W8.

Anybody know how to get rid of this.


A:Cannot remove language or keyboard input method (W8.1)

It probably will be grayed out until you add another input method.

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I am having issues adding Russian as an input language in my installation of Windows XP SP3

I have looked at tutorials which ask me to add the language through Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Text Services and Input Languages > Add Input Languages

But Russian is not an available option (as you can see in the image below)


How can I add Russian as an input language in my OS?


A:[WINXP-SP3] Adding Russian As Input Language

Maybe this will help: http://www.auburn.edu/~mitrege/russi.../cyrillic.html

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Is there anyway to replace a font with a new font(a font that is used in the regional input language) in windows 7.

there was a software called "font fixer" which helped me to replace the "MV Boli" font in the regional language input. But that software has compatibility issues in Windows vista/Windows 7.

I have replaced the "MV Boli" font with a font called "Faruma" before.

so i there anyway to replace the font using a method like registry edit?

pls help!

A:How to replace a font in input language toolbar

I'm not sure I really know what you mean by 'replace' here. Why can't you just install the font you prefer and use it as normal?

And if you've done it before, why can't you do it again?

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Ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 I get this issue where my computer forgets/resets the Input Language Hotkey for English. I used to set it as Ctrl + Shift + 1. But whenever I restart the computer, the hotkey goes back to blank/empty/nothing. I have manually set it in advanced settings several times already and it simply doesn't save it. Never had this problem in all the previous Windows I used (XP, 7, 8 etc).

Please help. Thank you.

A:Input Language Hotkey keeps resetting on restart. Please help!

Have you been able to resolve this problem? I'm facing the same issue.

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Hello, members of the best forum in the world!

One of my friends have a problem- she synchronized her computer (Window XP), and after the sync, she wasn't able to write in Hebrew anymore.

I than told her to right-click on the Language Bar -> Settings -> Add, and than choose Hebrew, but she told me hebrew wasn't in the list...

Than, I adviced her to check in Control panel -> Regional and Language Options -> Languages, and than to check (place a V) in the 2 boxes.

She did it, but in the middle of the installation of the languages the wizard asked to put-in an original Windows XP disk.

As she doesn't own one, I tried to look for a download link for those language files. My questions is-

Where can I download the input language files for her computer so than she'll be able to write in Hebrew?

Thanks for the helpers :) And another thing- I own an original XP disk, can I copy those language files and send her?

And if I can, what is the name of the folder those files are in, and how should she install them?

A:Question | Where can I download Hebrew input language?

They might be in the i386 folder:http://www.petri.co.il/install_hebrew_on_windows_xp.htmDownload offered here:http://www.geocities.com/fontboard/heblpk.htmlJust be sure to download to the Desktop and scan with your AV before installing to be safe

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I use three different languages daily, and I like switching using Ctrl+Shift, which was always possible in previous Windows versions. I don t like this new sequence that seems to be default.
How can I change it?

EDIT oops I found it; it's in the Advanced Settings, you just have to look carefully.

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