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[Q] How to change language within Metro screen?

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    [Q] How to change language within Metro screen?

    I set up multiple keyboards (e.g. English, French, Spanish) and keyboard changes with Windows key + I and back and forth between English<->Diff language with Alt key on Desktop window, but language doesn't seem to change at all when using Metro app.

    For example, using Chrome Metro app, I can't change language at all, but when I use Desktop Chrome version, language change works..

    Is there any way to make it work on Metro apps..?


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    The way that you toggle input languages in metro is to open the charms bar on the right (either swipe open or point your curser to the bottom right corner. Then select the settings charm at the bottom. You'll see a three letter code for the language you have on currently over the word "keyboard" (mine says ENG right now) tap it and then select the language that you want to be using. It will not correct text that you have already typed in, but will begin using the new language from wherever you continue to type after you change the language.

    So if you type the first part of the sentence, y luego cambias el idioma a Español, it will only asume that the part you begin to type after you change the language setting is in the new language.

    The only way I have found to get it to recognize text that I've already typed in in a different language as the language that I have changed the keyboard to is to select all the text, cut it out, and then paste it back in.

    Hope this helped! Let me know if I didn't explain very well.
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    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Thanks for the reply.

    I tried that, but it just doesn't seem to work on Chrome metro app...
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