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can't turn off desktop Input Indicator permanently

  1. #1


    Hungary
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    Windows 8.1 32bit

    can't turn off desktop Input Indicator permanently


    I attached a picture about what I want to turn off.
    It works fine until I restart the computer or even only the explorer.exe, then it comes back on and I have to keep turning it off again.
    Minor problem, but annoying. Any ideas why is this happening?
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    I don't have Input indicator. What does it affect or control? Is it a laptop or touchscreen only setting?

    Google has lots of hits: input indicator windows 8
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    Hungary
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I don't have Input indicator. What does it affect or control? Is it a laptop or touchscreen only setting?

    Google has lots of hits: input indicator windows 8
    You can switch between keyboard languages.
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    Ah, okay, thanks.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    one site I went to in the google link ,suggest this and it worked for at least 2 people .

    Possible solution:

    1. Settings → Language → Advanced Settings
    2. Check "Use the desktop language bar when it's available" in "Switching input methods" section.
    3. On the "Options" link select "Hidden" in "Language Bar" section
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    I just checked mine and it acts just like yours almost .mine was set to off, I turned it on, and then reboot and its turned off .
    so seems if you turn it on in the control panel setting and ok your way out saving the change to ON , when you reboot it should then be off,
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  7. #7


    Hungary
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    Windows 8.1 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    one site I went to in the google link ,suggest this and it worked for at least 2 people .

    Possible solution:

    1. Settings → Language → Advanced Settings
    2. Check "Use the desktop language bar when it's available" in "Switching input methods" section.
    3. On the "Options" link select "Hidden" in "Language Bar" section
    Thank you so much, it worked perfectly for me, too.
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    great ,happy computing
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    Windows 8.1 32bit


    Reputation sent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by csenger41 View Post
    Reputation sent!
    yes ,thank you for that
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can't turn off desktop Input Indicator permanently
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