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Windows 7: Unwanted keyboard in language bar

29 Aug 2012   #1
Camusensei

W7 Pro x64
 
 
Unwanted keyboard in language bar

Hello.
I am a French guy on a French Computer with a French keyboard in France.
I also sometime switch to Japanese keyboard layout to write in English or in Japanese, so my TWO installed keyboards are French (default) and Japanese (Microsoft IME) as you can see on this picture:


(image showing "japanese and french keyboards being the only ones installed")

However, my problem is that an English keyboard has been added to the language bar somehow, preventing me to use my Alt+Shift keyboard shortcut to switch efficiently between keyboard layouts:


(image showing "japanese, french and english keyboards being available in the language bar")

Does anyone know how to delete this additional unwanted keyboard please?

So far, I have tested without success:
- Removing all keyboards besides default keyboard (which cannot be removed)
- Searching for a solution on the web

Thank you very much in advance,
Camusensei

PS: No, I can't do a system restore from a previously working point.


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29 Aug 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Camusensei, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might also check to see if you may have an English language pack installed. If so, uninstall it to see if that may remove it.

Display Language Packs - Install and Uninstall

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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29 Aug 2012   #3
Camusensei

W7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi and thank you for your answer.

Unfortunately, I have no language pack installed:

(image showing "no language pack installaed")

I checked a little through the register and found these :
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\CMF\SqmData\BootLanguages]
"en-US"=dword:00000002
"fr-FR"=dword:00000029
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\CMF\SqmData\BootLanguages]
"en-US"=dword:00000002
"fr-FR"=dword:00000029
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CMF\SqmData\BootLanguages]
"en-US"=dword:00000002
"fr-FR"=dword:00000029
Do you think one of these is responsible ?

Any other ideas are welcome

Regards,
Camusensei
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29 Aug 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Check to see if you have a data value of 00000409 for a key at both registry locations below. This is the one for EN-US keyboard. If so, delete the key(s) that have this exact value for it, and it should remove it. You may need to log off/on afterwards first though.

To be safe, I would recommend to export the Keyboard Layout key first as a backup to be able merged if needed.

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload]
"1"="00000409"
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes]
"00000409"="00000409"
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29 Aug 2012   #5
Camusensei

W7 Pro x64
 
 

Unfortunately not:
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload]
"1"="0000040c"
"2"="00000411"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Substitutes]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Toggle]
Thank you for your idea though

Camusensei
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29 Aug 2012   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Well, in that case, I'd say to export your SqmData key from below as a backup, delete the en-US key, log off/on to see if that does it.

Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CMF\SqmData\BootLanguages]
"en-US"=dword:00000002
"fr-FR"=dword:00000029
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29 Aug 2012   #7
Camusensei

W7 Pro x64
 
 

That did the trick

Thank you very much!

Camusensei
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29 Aug 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

You're welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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29 Aug 2012   #9
Camusensei

W7 Pro x64
 
 

I'm definitely going to check that forum more often
and not only to ask questions, I know quite a number of great tricks some people could use
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

I look forward to seeing them. I'm always interested in any good tricks and tips.
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