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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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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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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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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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Use Alt key codes with a separate USB keypad

I have a Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless USB keyboard and a separate Filco Majestouch USB TenKeyPad/Numpad. However, using them together prevents me using the Alt character codes that, in Windows, allow ...
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How to type proper Italian using QWERTY keyboard

According to this, you cannot write 100% Italian on a QWERTY keyboard but I am wondering how you would write Italian with a QWERTY keyboard then? For example, characters like ë, ï, and é are a huge ...
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One key for one language

If you have only 2 languages on Windows to switch, you can use Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift to switch between them. But if the count of languages is more than 2 (I have 4), it becomes tricky to use the ...
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990 views

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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Can I keep Windows from defaulting printers to A4 paper?

There's an old joke that English will be the language of Heaven, because Americans won't learn foreign languages. Microsoft seems to have internalized this joke... I am an American English speaker; ...
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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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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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Can I switch input methods while Caps Lock is being held down on Windows?

On my Linux computer, my keyboard switches from English to Serbian when I hold the Caps Lock key. For example, to write č all I have to do is hold Caps Lock, and press the key where č is on the ...
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How do I type the backslash/Yen/¥ character on Japanese Windows?

I am running VirtualBox on a Ubuntu 12.04 host with a US keyboard. The virtual machine is running Japanese Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard). I want to cd \ from the Command Prompt. On Japanese ...
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What's the difference between a “Keyboard Language” and an “Input Language”?

I see the same keyboard options underneath different languages, and it's confusing me... What exactly is the difference between selecting an "input language" inside Windows, versus merely selecting ...
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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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How to enter thése chàràctèrs into arbitrary programs?

Is there any way to allow the classic "Ctrl-Apostrophe-E"-style combos, which input accented characters, work in any text box, rather than just in special programs like Wordpad or Microsoft Word?
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How to disable input language key combination in one particular program?

I am using CTRL+SHIFT key combination for changing input language. Problem i have is that in one application i use this key combination is part of several other combinations and too often i switch ...
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Why are my computer's language settings changing at undesirable times? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows change the input language randomly? I'm using two, sometimes more input methods in Windows. I typically use Alt + left Shift to switch between ...
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451 views

Changing Windows language programatically

I have multiple input languages in my Windows XP: English and Hebrew. I use both of them. I want to make a script that will programmatically switch to English. (If that's hard to do, a workaround ...
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387 views

Multiple input languages, switch between two

How could I have three or more input languages active (namely English/Russian/Chinese), but cycle with Alt+Shift only between two of them (English/Russian)? Punto Switcher handles this task only with ...
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Forbid language switch for certain application(s)

I have a problem of accidental input language switch. I tried many different settings in order to not do it - change hotkey, install some software (Key Switcher, Keyboard Ninja, Punto Switcher)... But ...