Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

In language settings i have 4 languages, on taskbar just 3

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    In language settings i have 4 languages, on taskbar just 3

    Hello, I made my own keyboard layout, with Microsoft KLC but somehow couldnt get it to work in windows 8.1

    Heres the problem. In Control Panel -> Language the keyboard is recognized:
    Click image for larger version

    But on taskbar i couldnt choose my keyboard, just with Alt + Shift i can change it, but taskbar still shows Different language as input:
    Click image for larger version

    Is there a way how to change it to see my keyboard on the Taskbar too and do a easy change and also have it as Default, because now i need always on logon change it by ALt + Shift if i change it in Taskbar it even doesnt work but messes up the input languages

    Even Windows + Space couldnt change my language into my keyboard only Alt + Shift
    Last edited by Ricsie; 06 Dec 2013 at 16:09.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    You may have to do something under "Options" to make it visible. I used to have UK+US Language and KB. Both have different Input Languages (input = KB language).

    I think the deal is, in the taskbar, those are KEYBOARD languages, not display languages. Switching Win Key + Space wont change your Display Text, and you have UK installed as Display Text Only. Add it as a Keyboard Language too, you do that in Options. But it will confuse your keyboard - ie, the @ key is no longer @ but the pound sign in a UK KB. Be careful to change back to a US KB when entering email addresses.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Thank you very much, you were right,
    I just added to homemade keyboard one more input and now all ť languages are in taskbar and everything works great

    Thanks for the help!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Just a little warning though using Multi-Languages on W8.1 -- the Metro apps (Ms default installed ones's) don't switch back to the language you are currently displaying in -- not necessarily a problem but could lead to confusion in some cases.

    I have languages ISL (Icelandic) and ENG -- however when switching back to ENG I still see THESE in ISL on the start panel.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails lang.png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

In language settings i have 4 languages, on taskbar just 3
Related Threads
Hello! Friend has Windows 8.1 32-bit, fully updated and when we were playing with installing another language we got this toolbar. I did everything I could in the Advanced settings under Language in the Control Panel and I am unable to remove it. Is it a bug? How do we get rid of this? 52525...
Occasionally I want to switch between different keyboard languages (english/german/russian). Therefore I used in the past the keyboard change indicator menu in Taskbar/Systray. However recently this indicator disappeared. How can I Win8 tell to re-show it again? If possible I would...
Hello, It won't go that ENG language in the taskbar.. I followd this, but it doenst help.. --->
I've setup the language bar to show up on my taskbar, but everytime I click on empty spaces in taskbar, the language bar just disappeared from the taskbar. I had to go to Control Panel to configure again to "dock to taskbar". I'm pretty sure in XP you had to click on the language bar itself to...
Hi there. Although I don't use the metro screen very often I sometimes use the Apps screen in W8.1 -- the Languages of some of the APPS tiles don't change after you've switched a language say back to English -- having changed all the settings back to display say in English again. For example...
Hi. I am from Sweden, so my default language setting (keyboard layout) is Swedish. For some reason Windows 8.1 changes this setting to English. I have tried to install and then uninstall the English keyboard layout (so that Swedish is the only one available) but Windows doesn't care if the...
I Dont have Englis language in my Control Panel>Languages>Add a Language. My default computer language is French which i totally cannot understand i dont know how to change it to english as it is'nt there..where to install language pack and how???
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook