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Why I have doubled input language!

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Single Language 64 bit

    Why I have doubled input language!


    Hi

    I have the following input languages in the Language settings in the control panel:
    - Arabic
    - English (United Kingdom)
    - Turkish
    But when I switch between the language I have 5 input languages where the English and the Arabic are doubled!!

    Check the attached image :
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    I tried to remove both the Arabic and the English language and I still have 3 language where the doubled ones didn't remove!
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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Amersaw, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if using either option in the tutorial below may be able to remove these extra keyboard input methods.

    Input Methods - Add or Remove for Keyboard Layout in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Single Language 64 bit


    No its not

    After reset the computer everything back to normal, but after few hours of using my computer the English language duplicated!
    Check the attached image please
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hmm, ok. As a test, turn off syncing for you "language preferences" to see if this may be from being synced from your Microsoft account.

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Single Language 64 bit


    I checked it, but I'm logged in with local account where the sync options are not available
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  6. #6


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Single Language 64 bit


    Shawn, Thank you very much for your trying to help
    Check the following Issue on google code for the application "gource" :
    https://code.google.com/p/gource/issues/detail?id=188
    Even though I don't have "gource" application but it seems some similar application causing that.
    I'll try to restart my machine again and start the applications I usually use one by one and monitor which one causing that!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Single Language 64 bit


    Yeah I got it, the exact described steps in the above issue happened but with XBMC, even though I don't run it as administrator!

    This means for the EN-US, XBMC adds it, and there will be some other application that have the same bug that adds the other duplicated AR-SA.

    I'm not sure whether if this is an application bug or an OS bug cause the application can't add an input method when its not elevated.

    But what I'm sure about, is that the OS have a bug where it don't allow me to remove that hybrid input method!!!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'd have to lean towards the app being at issue. If you like, as a test, uninstall the app to see if the extra input methods persist.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Single Language 64 bit


    I just tested it 2 times, after restart my computer everything is well I use everything normally and nothing happens.

    Until I open XBMC before it I checked the languages and I found the correct ones, after open it directly I checked the input methods and I found a new language (EN-US) added.

    After that I can't remove it or control it, I just can restart the machine to reset the input methods.

    If I uninstalled the application I won't be able to reproduce the issue that I'm now 100% sure that it is the reason of this issue.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm happy to hear that you narrowed it down to XBMC adding them.
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