I am using Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7. On both machines, I cannot make Hiragana the default input method. Is there a way to do this?
Ｉｎ the IME tool bar, there is the option to set the "Input Mode." This is always defaulted to "Direct Input." I would like to default to Hirgana or Katakana. I have found the setting dialog for this, by right clicking on the IME toolbar -> settings -> Japanese IME Standard -> Properties -> Default Input Mode. This setting seems to have no effect, no matter the combination of selections in the dialogs.
Is there a way to reliably set the default Input Mode?