I'm using Japanese IME on Windows 7, and I like to use Ctrl + Caps Lock to toggle between English and Japanese. In the past, when it would toggle to English, it would be half-width alphanumeric. Suddenly it's changed itself to switch over to full-width alphanumeric, even if it were just toggled to Japanese from half-width. How can you change this back? I didn't see anything in the properties window for the Japanese "keyboard" in Region and Language.


First of all I think you mean Shift + Caps lock and not Ctrl + Caps lock.

Second: You do what you want like this:

Control panel > Region and Language > Keyboard and Languages > Change Keyboards > Japanese > Microsoft IME > Properties > 'Editing' Tab > Editing operation and behavior > Key Template > Check IME Standard

Now Ok your way out of all the open windows and the next time you toggle with Shift + Caps lock, your English will be Half-width

  • It didn't work, unfortunately. Thanks though. – Panzercrisis Jun 11 '14 at 1:56
  • It's actually very strange I've tried it before posting and it worked just fine. And now I feel myself pretty stupid for my overconfident answer. – Gofun Dake Jun 14 '14 at 8:43
  • No, dude, I've upvoted your answer. If you tried it and it worked, then it's a good answer. There was just something different going on on my particular machine. – Panzercrisis Jun 14 '14 at 12:59

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