Questions concerning the input language, a setting in an operation system or an individual program that controls the language used to type information via the keyboard.

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Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8

this might be considered a duplicate of my previous question: Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 However my problem is more about getting rid of 2 settings, that should be removed, while ...
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OSX shortcut for switching input language working erratically

I'm using the keyboard shortcut option+shift+command+L to select the next source in the input menu. When I'm doing language work I frequently have to switch between Arabic and English keyboard ...
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Using English macros in French version Excel

I am currently in France and am using a computer on which all Office programs are in French. I need to use a Macro which has been written in English VBA, but it fails. I assume the issue a language ...
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My windows keyboard is being “clever” with the quote keys - how can I stop it?

I'm using windows 7 on a laptop. On the laptop keyboard, for some reason, the quote key (which has both double and single quote on it) is doing some "clever" annoying things: When I press ...
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Input Source Language keeps changing on Mac OS X 10.9.2 — how to make the computer keep my desired setting?

First time posting on this site so hopefully I am posting it in the right place. Apologies if not. I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid 2009). I have my input source language set ...
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Zhuyin input settings in WIndows 8

I own a transformer tablet with a Chinese (Taiwanese) version of Windows 8. I'd like to use it to type Chinese characters using the installed Zhuyin input method, but as it is the input method ...
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iBus cannot be activated with non-KDE window

I am using KDE4, and iBus as my input framework. It worked fine. I don't know since when, the iBus can only be activated with KWin windows, like the terminal, KWriter; but for other types of windows, ...
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Ubuntu: Keyboard language switching by Ctrl+Space

Don't ask me why but I want to switch between keyboard languages (I'm using US/UA) by pressing left control + space. I don't see this key combination in the appropriate settings, unfortunately. ...
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What does “Reconversion” do in notepad?

When I right click on Notepad, there come up options for right-to-left languages. But at the end exists an option "Reconversion". I have installed a Japanese LIP and it seems like I have got hold of ...
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How do I remove English (US) from Windows 8.1?

I've got a slightly annoying problem. My locale is English (UK), but occasionally my keyboard randomly switches to English (US) on Windows 8.1. I see that the task bar has a language selector, which ...
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OSX input source before OS loads

When OSX reaches the user log in screen I can enter my password using the input source I have selected in keyboard preferences. When I start my mac up while holding option to pick a different ...
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Kotoeri only lets me use its first recommendation

I recently had to re-install Mavericks (10.9) on my Mac Mini (late 2012 model), and since then Kotoeri has been acting a bit erratic. It'll usually work fine for a few words, however it quickly ...
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Exclude an input language from Alt+Shift/Ctrl+Shift switching cycle on Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple input languages, switch between two I have 3 input languages installed on my Windows 7: English, Russian and Japanese. So when I switch between them by ...
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How to refresh original dictionary or cache dictionary

Could you tell me how to clean my common dictionary or user dictionary? I'm facing strange things that I removed a word from user dictionary and reboot my Mac but it keeps on appearing. It should not ...
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Can't change language in Windows 8

I have some trouble with languages in my Windows 8.1. I can't tell when it happened (what could i do in this time), but right after installing os and maybe a few week after it was okay. But not now. ...
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Is there a way to deploy a keyboard layout in win7?

I have around 50 machines that need a spanish layout installed, The only solutions i can find are related to modifying windows deployments or wim files. These systems are already setup and just need ...
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How to set a different input method for each app window

How can I have a different input method for each app window on windows 8. When I change input language to ENG all app window also uses this method and I don't want that. Like windows 7 that has a ...
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OS X: Can not reflect my user dictionary even I removed a keyword with user word

Could you tell me how to check the setting of user dictionary is in used from command line or configuration file? Because, I can not find the customized word in the dictionary with keyword but I can ...
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Intellark keyboard layout for Hebrew language

Intellark is an Arabic keyboard layout designed for keyboard typists who is used to type using Latin-based keyboard (i.e. QWERTY based). To exploit the knowledge of the typist, the layout of the ...
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Get rid of updates for Microsoft Chinese IME after it's uninstalled

I've installed and then uninstalled Chinese input language in Windows 8. But I still continue to receive every update for Chinese IME (it happens rather frequently). How can I get rid of these ...
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OS X 10.7.5 How to stop character input completely

Recently, my one-year-old son started hammering on my keyboard, and now, ever since, I've had character inputs pop up as I type. I cannot tell which language they are for, nor can I tell what letter ...
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What can an effective workflow for changing input methods be on Mac OS X?

I switch between three languages input methods frequently, sometimes in the same typing session. The default shortcut on a Macintosh seems to be to set keyboard shortcuts for previous/next language (I ...
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Why does Windows 7 always automatically change the input or keyboard language?

I am wondering why Windows 7 always automatically changes my input or keyboard language. I've a notebook with an integrated QWERTY keyboard English (United States). Traveling, I use that one but, ...
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Windows Pidgin GTK+ cannot type quotes properly

I use Pidgin, XChat and MonoDevelop on my windows 7 machine. Since a year, more or less, im not able to type quotes: " becomes ¨ ' becomes ´ I've finally started to get really pissed at this problem ...
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Behaviour of Japanese IME

OS: Windows 7 IME: Both Google Japanese IME and Microsoft IME When using my IME, it behaves rather odd. When typing in one window/field - i.e. the Google search bar in Firefox - it behaves as ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 / Windows 8.1 - Layout stuck

I have experienced this random problem both on Windows 8.1 Pro and the Server 2012R2 I use now. Basically, you cannot change layout for some reason. I have two layouts. US/HUN. One ...
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Is it possible to remove the default Microsoft Pinyin Simplefast on Windows 8?

The option to remove is greyed out in the language settings. Is there any way to uninstall this?
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How can I write Spanish accents on my Dell XPS Studio 16 keyboard?

I state the model number because generally you would type ALT + to type a letter from another language. But you would have to use the numerical pad with NumLock on. Most laptops usually have the ...
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How to disable the shape toggle hotkey in Windows Chinese Input method?

In any version of Windows I have used so far (Xp, Vista, 7, 8) and all versions of the MSPY IME (RTM versions and the 2010 version) There is this annoying bug that you cannot change or disable the ...
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What is the right keyboard configuration for my keyboard?

I've got the greater than and less than symbols below the Esc key, and I don't know what the is the right keyboard configuration/language for it:
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Set IME for all users (Windows Server 2003 or later)

I want to set default settings for IME (Input Method Editor) for all users to be added in the future. Is it possible in the GUI, without registry hacking? For example, I want , by default when a new ...
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How to set the input mode for each application in OS X

On OS X Mavericks, is there a way how to fix the input mode on each application? I use two languages to work such google search in Japanese and English, and Android development (English only). So, I ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool for Windows 8

I used to use the Microsoft Indic Language Input tool with Windows 7. However, it appears that this tool is not compatible with Windows 8. Does anyone know any of the following: Is it possible to ...
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Windows bug: unable to set language key sequence permanently

I was assigning switch to English and to Russian already twice. It works first and then silently and automatically switch back to default. My desired settings: Default settings: UPDATE Or ...
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Can I disable the “Alt+Shift” shortcut to change language in windows 8.1?

I'm using windows 8.1 with multiple languages. The new pretty shortcut "windows+spacebar" will pop up a pretty looking selection on the right. Now, hitting "Alt+Shift" (left ones) will also change ...
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How do I tell MS Excel to use the non-standard decimal separator in graphs and charts?

MS Excel 2010, using US English as default language. I have a document that needs to use the interpunct (·) as the decimal separator. I can go to File -> Options -> Advanced -> Decimal separator and ...
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CTRL-Space always toggles Chinese IME (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (w/ SP1), and have multiple UI languages installed - mainly for screenshots etc. Among them are Chinese (traditional) and Chinese (Simplified), which insist on hooking ...
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Language bar shortcuts disappear after locking the station

OK, the problem - I have multiple input languages, there is a language bar and so forth - everything works quite well. For convinience I've setup a language shortcuts and it was working OK in window 7 ...
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How to type an exclamation point/mark from the Cyrillic Mongolian keyboard in Windows 7?

I'm travelling around Asia and am currently in Ulaanbaatar. Since I'm a language enthusiast as well as a computer enthusiast I'm learning how to type in the Mongolian language, which in Mongolia uses ...
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How to make the language bar work correctly?

I am facing a very strange behavior: my Windows 7's base language (the language my installation DVD is) is Romanian. So, my copy of Windows 7 has its UI in Romanian by default. Two days ago, I ...
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how can I prevent my Windows 8 from shifting to undesired input method?

If I have only one input method, as you can see: why Windows 8 is offering me to change input method? I don't want that!! I ONLY WANT TO TYPE in "Latin American keyboard" and not other. and this ...
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How to remove invisible language modes in windows 8

What seems to be the problem is like the one described at Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8, but the solution provided on that page is not useful for me. I happen to have this problem when ...
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securing input language keyboard

I use Windows 8 and I chose to use input language keyboard 134884362 (Latin American). But usually the computer changes to another keyboard and is very upseting. What should I do to prevent the ...
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How can I remove an input method completely in Windows 8?

I have upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Home Premium. Recently, I noticed that there's 2 input language methods in my computer (English and Vietnamese): But I don't want to use that ...
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Windows 7_x64 automatically adds Japanese & Korean input languages upon Win restart [duplicate]

I'm having this stupid really stupid problem. A while ago I installed MS Office 2010 + Proofing tools. After that the problems with my language bar started. Usually I use Bulgarian and English input ...
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lswitch.exe in Windows 7

There's a neat little utility called lswitch.exe, which allows you to switch keyboard layout with any key of your choice. I tried this program in Windows 7, and it did not work. Not even when running ...
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Shortcuts don't work in Microsoft Word 2013 [duplicate]

I have English Windows 8, English Office 2013 and a few keyboard languages. When I set the English keyboard and start Word, shortcuts work. But when I change the English keyboard to other languages ...
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How to restore pre-windows-8 Alt+Shift keyboard behavior?

Before Windows 8, the Alt+Shift shortcut changed the input method (keyboard layout) for the current app. This permitted to map an input method to each app. For example I could keep the default layout ...
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Unable to log in to my microsoft account

I have changed my keyboard language from English to Telugu (other language) , but my password is still in English. I locked the screen by mistake and now I am unable to enter the password in English(I ...