Thursday, January 17, 2013

How to Add or Remove Input Methods for Keyboard Layout in Windows 8




How to Add or Remove Input Methods for Keyboard Layout in Windows 8

Information: This will show you how to add or remove input methods (IME) for the keyboard layout of a added language to be able to type in any language without having to change the display language in your user account in Windows 8. You can type in any of the languages you have added by quickly switching between input methods (keyboard layouts).
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1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to open Language. 2. Click on the input indicator system icon in the notification area on the taskbar, and click on Change language preferences. NOTE: The input indicator system icon will only be displayed if you had already previously added a language.
A) Go to step 5 below.
3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Language icon.
A) Go to step 5 below.
4. Open PC settings, click on General on the left side, then click on the Language Preferences link under Language on the right side.
A) Go to step 5 below.
5. Either double click on a added language or click on Options for a added language that you would like to add or remove input methods for, then do step 6 or 7 below for what you would like to do.
6. To Add Input Methods
A) Under Input method, click on the Add an input method link. NOTE: You will see the current input methods already added listed here.
B) Either double click on an input method you want to add, or select an input method and click on Add. Note: At anytime you can click on the Preview link to see a keyboard layout preview of the input method.
C) Repeat steps 6A to 6B if you would like to add another input method for the selected added language (step 5). D) Go to step 8 below.
7. To Remove Input Methods
A) Under Input method, click on the Remove link for a listed input method that you want to remove. NOTE: If you only have one input method listed for the added language, then you will not be able to remove the input method until you add another input method first.
Note: At anytime you can click on the Preview link to see a keyboard layout preview of the input method.
B) Repeat step 7A if you would like to remove another input method for the selected added language (step 5). C) Go to step 8 below.
8. When finished, click on Save.
9. The input method will now be added or removed from the list when switching between input methods.


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