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How can I get rid of the annoying language indicator in Windows 8+

If you are using an IME to type in Windows 8+, you might have seen this: Before Windows 8, Windows won't show this 英/中 box to indicate which language you are typing in. Instead, old ...
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Keyboard typing language is wrong

My keyboard typing language is wrong. I am facing problem in typing keyboard in Windows 10. When I typed (Shift + 2) for @, then it was typed " and I have not found the button of \ or | on my laptop's ...
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Different language keeps appearing on language bar?

I'm using a Japanese layout keyboard and using English version of Windows 7. I set my input method to Japanese (Japan) - Japanese , so that I can have all keys working properly. I got this weird ...
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Set language for ordering in Windows Explorer

I use Windows 7 in Czech language. This language has a special feature that the character sequence ch follows h in alphabet. As I work mostly with files with English names, I find it pretty confusing ...
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Prevent Windows from installing display languages

I run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. During Windows Update, a ton of random languages get installed, which takes up tons of storage space and takes forever. I removed them but they keep getting re-installed ...
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Multiple display languages in Office 2010

I'm looking to use multiple display languages as set in the title: I need to specify the language for each office program separately, somehow. For example, I want to use English Display Language for ...
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Can I change language setting in bulk for printouts inside OneNote?

I do research and therefore sometimes move a whole book from PDF into OneNote using the Print to OneNote feature in order to annotate those books. The original is in PDF/A, thus searchable inside ...
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How to use Japanese keyboard layout (IME) on Portuguese Windows 7/8?

TL;DR How to get correct japanese keyboard mapping (108 keys) working on with my PT-BR Windows 7 (with accents, without using IME)? I got a japanese Acer notebook, which came with japanese ...
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How to prevent programs from adding keyboard layout in Windows 8.1?

My keyboard layouts are FR(France azerty) and AR(Morocco). My laptop keyboard is azerty so that's why I use French keyboard and the keymap is French because I'm North African. The problem is that ...
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How do I install/generate all locales on Fedora?

localectl list-locales lists quite a selection of english language locales, but everything else is missing. How do I install or generate all locales? I tried installing all language packs with: dnf ...
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OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite). The problem is that I know the password but I simply can't type it in. Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm Lithuanian so I decided to make the default ...
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About changing language from spanish to english on 8.1 single langugae laptop

I tried to change language from Spanish(panama) to English(Gb) on my 8.1 single language laptop 64bit via command prompt after using your blog. It was easy going till last step in which I can't able ...
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What does GLB stand for on Microsoft Updates?

On several Microsoft update packages, they end with -glb.exe. For example, if you look up Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-033 and scroll towards the bottom where it lists the update package file ...
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Windows 10 - language, keyboard, display, units - confussion

I used to master this in windows 8.1 and i believe nothing has changed that much, i just messed up at setup and now I'm completely lost. So, what do i want: windows to be entirely in English. Start ...
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How can I change Windows 7 locale system-wide? [duplicate]

I changed the language of my system to my desired one using Control Panel. The problem is that Windows 7 startup logo (animation) is still in the old language, and so is the login UI. There are old ...
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Switching between IMEs in Windows 10

In Windows 8/8.1, I was able to switch between typing in English and Japanese by pressing "Windows-Space", and selecting the IME I wanted to use. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, this shortcut ...
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Japanese characters in HTML link

This is a very general question that stems from our development department. We're using a web interface to give users access to a in-house developed reporting tool. This tool has a function to display ...
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Is it possible to change the Windows System Language without complete reinstall? [duplicate]

I am not speaking of the display language (installing an MUI-package). I am talking about changing the language of the whole OS (the language you choose when you install Windows). Is this in any way ...
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windows 7 upgrade to windows 10 different language issues

recently, Microsoft released tool called "MediaCreationTool" which can be used for upgrading windows 7 & 8.1 to windows 10, however, when I am using this tool, it automatically chooses Arabic ...
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Change Windows 7/8/10 system language - welcome screen, login, etc

Changing an admininstrator user language is pretty straight-forward, but it does not change the language of the Boot screen, Welcome screen, Login screen, etc... Pretty much anything that's not on ...
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how to fix Hebrew font in Chrome browser after installing Windows 10?

Yesterday I installed Windows 10 and suddenly only in Chrome my Hebrew font showed up as squares instead of Hebrew letters. How can I solve it? *Note: it's only in Chrome version 44.0.2403.125
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Get Cortana to work in English (UK) for Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10, and Cortana doesn’t seem to be available based on the Start Menu: Cortana isn’t supported in the region and language you’ve selected. but when I click the link, it ...
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Windows 10 modern-ui apps wrong language

I've installed Windows 10 official release (not the preview) from Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and I've some problems with the language. My OS is in French but all my modern-ui apps (weather, store, ...
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Daemon Tools: English option suddenly disappeared

I went to mount an ISO using Daemon tools and found suddenly all the options were in Cyrillic characters in the Windows Explorer menu. I opened it up and the same was true of the main menu. I ...
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How to translate chat text in real-time?

Let's say you want to chat with a Russian who doesn't know English, but you don't want to copy and paste text into a translator for every message. How do you translate the English text as you type, ...
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Can I set a different preferred language per site?

Is there a way to change the preferred language in the browser (Firefox and/or Chrome) based on the visited site? Most of the time I want websites to be displayed in English, but when I visit a ...
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Change language in Windows 7. Nothing on the screen except cursor

I ended up buying a computer that came preloaded with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit French version. Since it's not an Enterprise/Ultimate edition - I don't have the option to install/uninstall languages for ...
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Persisting input language when switching tabs on chrome

Is there any way to have either windows or chrome remember and switch the current input language whenever I switch tabs? e.g. open a tab on Facebook, switch to French input, open another tab on ...
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Can I have fast indication on text input field to show on which language i'm currently typing?

On my daily work with Windows 8, I use language input switching very often (using Alt+Shift) and every now and then when I type in language A I forget I switched to B on the previous application. ...
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Add a language to spellcheck in Lync

I'm working with Lync and I quite often write message in French & English. My messages are spell-checked well in French but I can't do the same for English. Is there a way to add a language for ...
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Change Arabic document to English?

I am using Word 97-2003 (I think) and I want to edit a document, but it is set to Arabic even though I type in English. The cursor keep going to the right side of the page. How do I get it to the ...
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Windows 8.1 (Windows Server 2012 R2) to English language

I'm live in non-English country, but for years I'm using English OS and software. And for years I have little problem that feels really annoying to me. I'm talking about language detection on ...
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Translating document to multiple languages?

My question is what's the common approach when it comes to having the same document in multiple languages to keep integrity between versions and changes, as well as format. I have to translate it ...
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How to globally change the language in PowerPoint Slide Masters

There are a lot of answers about how to change the language by going into the outline view, marking everything and changing the language. But that's no use if the languages in the Master Slides have ...
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How to edit XP CD/ISO to change system and install process language

Let's say we had our (for example) italian CD of WinXP, but now we can't find it, it's likely lost... Now, a friend could lend us his XP CD (same channel, let's say "Home Edition" as an example), but ...
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How can I auto-select the spellcheck language in Firefox?

Firefox spell-checker is puzzling me. I'd like to auto-select the language, but searching google I've only found this relevant link which suggests this old unmantained addon which just doesn't work ...
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uim works in GTK but not Qt applications

I installed uim from git sources. My system is a KDE/Qt based system, but has the GTK libraries installed alongside to help with installation of other programs when necessary. My environment ...
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Portuguese spellchecker in Word with windows 8.1

Using Windows 8.1, is there a way to correct a problem with the spellchecker in with a particular word in a particular language. There is a word I commonly type incorrectly in Portuguese becuase the ...
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Alternative to VBA in a banking environment [closed]

I work in daughter company of a bank where our "in house developed IT system" is being written in VBA - years ago, the bank simply imposed restrictions on us regarding what language we can or cannot ...
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What classification is Unicode in?

What type of code language is Unicode considered? It's not a programming language, and it seems much closer to HTML, so it may be markup, I think, but still... There are some important differences ...
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How not to get Swedish on an English web site, computer etc.?

When I opened Chrome and typed in http://azure.microsoft.com, I got immediately bumped to http://azure.microsoft.com/sv-se/. The page is in Swedish and, while I do speak the language, two things annoy ...
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How to switch between input languages using non-standard shortcut on Windows?

How can I configure Windows to use keys on the right side of the keyboard to switch input languages? I'd prefer to use right Alt + Shift, or even better, both left and right pairs of Alt + Shift. I ...
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Windows 8.1 - can I have a UK English Keyboard layout with a usable ` key?

On Windows 8.1 it seems as though I can't have the keyboard layout I want - I am based in the UK and if I set my language to UK English it seems to think that means I want a US keyboard layout with ...
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how to get Windows event logs in English though the default language is Spanish?

I want to analyze the windows event logs that is been getting generated from windows machines. The default language for windows is Spanish so it is generating the logs in Spanish but the tool which ...
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Language changes when pressing Shift+Space (Windows 7 Ultimate K) [duplicate]

I have recently bought a Windows 7 Ultimate K, and changed it's language pack and such to English. I have two languages (Korean and English) I use on my computer and whenever I press SHIFT+SPACE it ...
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Multiple languages mail merge word

I'm having some trouble with Microsoft Word's mail merge feature. Every day, we send an e-mail to a bunch of people across the world. I have an around 600 rows Excel file generated daily and I send an ...
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How to translate months automatically from a language to another?

I'd like to translate a billing report from Portuguese(Brazil) to English. It is accurate by months and it is an automated sheet. A contract may start on January, but it's commonly started in the ...
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Russian characters instead of English characters?

So i downloaded these files from Bulgaria. They are the english version of the demo files for a programming tutorial. I noticed that when i try to rename the folders, each keystroke results in ...
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Non-Latin numbered lists (MS Word)

(Sorry if duplicate) When creating a numbered list in MS Word 2013, I can choose the list style, e.g., 1. First item 2. Second item 3. Third item or a) First item b) Second item c) Third item ...
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Terminal error messages are not in English [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my machine. Currently terminal error messages are not in English (actually they are in Russian). For example, $ mmmm mmmm: команда не найдена I want to see $ ...