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Windows 7: Keyboard and input language

17 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
Keyboard and input language

Hi guys,

I have a French laptop (so with a French keyboard) and I am living in Japan now. I have installed a Japanese keyboard and added Japanese as input language. When I choose the right language/keyboard, I have no problem.
However, I have noticed some troubles that I'm gonna try to explain by the example below:

My default language is French, so when I start my laptop, French language+FR keyboard are automatically selected.
Let's say that I open my mail program to write an e-mail. I have to write that e-mail in Japanese, so I change my input language to JP (with IME/JP keyboard).
Then I open Libre office to write some document in Japanese. But FR input language with FR keyboard are selected. So I have to switch again to JP language.
Each time I open a new application/software, I have to select the keyboard.
I thought that if I choose language at session opening Win would automatically keep it along the session, but it looks like it doesn't.

Is there any way to somehow "block" input language during a session? I mean, in a way that I don't need to "manually" change the language when I use my JP keyboard?

Thank you in advance

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17 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
Changing default language

Have you tried changing your default language?

If you have not, you could try it by following the steps below

Start >> control panel >> in the search menu type "language" >> change keyboards and other input devices >> Keyboards and languages >> choose your new language format from the drop down menu near the top if you have already added your keyboard.
this is a rather easy solution IF it works. You could always go in and change it whenever you wish if you wanted to write a document in a different language.

hope this helps.

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18 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Yes I did.

The problem is, if I do that, I need to restart my computer and windows is changed to Jap. That is, menu, titles, windows... are all in Japanese.

Because I cannot understand all of names, titles, menus in Japanese and the fact that I have to restart my computer, I hope there would be an other solution...

But thanks for your comment, I'm still working on it

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