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21 Dec 2012

[Windows 8] Input method still remains after removing it?

Well, I've upgraded to Windows 8 recently, I tried to install Vietnamese input language method, but then I didn't feel like familiar to it, so I decided to remove it, well, everything was okay at that point.
After that, when I was working, I noticed that there's still Vietnamese input language method when I click on "ENG" button on task bar, that's weird, right? Afterwards, I searched and tried many ways (I even asked on a big forum: http://superuser.com/questions/522696/how-can-i-remove-an-input-method-completely-in-windows-8) to remove it but couldn't help... until this post:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-desktop/language-setting-question-display-lang-input-lang/4a057ad5-2965-4257-bc0f-5e1ab1411a63


Summary:
- Just add Vietnamese (or the language which you want to remove), then remove it again!

Hope it can help you out :)


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[UPDATE -20130612]
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Oh yeah, as I commented below, the above solution doesn't work, but today, finally, I got rid of it.
Actually, I almost surrendered and I have been having to stand it until today. I was starting learning Japanese, so I added Japanese Input Method to Language Bar and I got 3 entries English, Vietnamese, Japanese. The problem is using Windows+Space to switch between those 3 entries is really annoying, so I had to work my ass off on this problem once more time. And lucky me, I found this thread:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-desktop/remove-english-us-keyboard/16f81314-8c4f-4315-baf0-c6518449d8ae

After reading it, I took a look at my startup programs and did some "trial and error", logging in/out several times. Finally, I found out that "Unikey"  (a Vietnamese Input Method software that I was using) is the root cause of the problem, whenever it's started, it adds a Vietnamese entry to Language Bar - that sucks!

Well, I had been using Unikey for years, but at that time, I had to give it up! But then fortunately, after googling, I found another app which can do the same awesome job but DOES'T add anything to Language Bar, and it's:

http://www.trankynam.com/gotv/

I had been using that app on my Android phone, but didn't know it's also available on many other platforms, of course, includes Windows.

So... finally, after a very long time, my problem is solved completely xD

And one more thing, just a thought... that guy, TranKyNam is awesome indeed, he has a few other apps than gotv that I haven't had chances to try, but they looks cool also. I will definitely remember his name xD

1 comment:

  1. Oops, my workaround has just stopped working when I started my windows 8 recently :(
    I will find another solution...

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