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I have Windows 8.1 Pro English. Sometime I need to use another languages (I did not install any language packs and my locale is English). So I have a few keyboards enabled. However in W7 when I switch keyboard it stays in the window I switched it.. and other windows have English at the same time... In windows 8.1 if I switch keyboard it changes everywhere.

is there an option to keep different keyboards in different windows / apps ?

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Control Panel - Language - Advanced Settings - Let me set a different input for each app window

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    Which version of windows does it have to be? There is no such an option in windows 7, if I'm not missing anything – Nexen Jul 31 '17 at 4:00
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Noticing there's no reply re. Windows 10 (which was my problem and the reason I reached this forum), here are the setting to make language input application-specific in Windows 10:

Start > Settings > Time & Language > Region & language > Additional date, time & regional settings > (under Language) Change input methods > Advanced settings > (under switching input methods) Let me set a different input method for each app window

Good job Microsoft, I don't think you could have hid this any better :p

  • The shorter address in windows 10 to access that option is from Control Panel : Clock, Language, and Region \ Language \ Advanced settings , Let me set a different input method for each app window – S.Serpooshan Jul 29 '17 at 10:31
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In my Windows 10, I do not have the Change input methods, so here is another flavor to make Windows remember the language input.

Start > Settings > Time & Language > Region & language > Advanced keyboard settings > Let me use a different input method for each app window.

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And yet again, new path for latest Windows 10 build 1809:

Start > Settings > Time & Language > Language > Spelling, typings, & keyboard settings > Advanced keyboard settings > Let me use a different input method for each app window

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Start > Settings > type into search: "Let me use"

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In win10 Settings->Time & Language -> Region & Language -> Advance Keyboard Settings Under 'Switching input method' select "let me use a different input method for each app window"

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A more simple and reliable way on Windows 10, press win key, then input Advanced keyboard settings, it will be shown at the top of Best match group, then click it and select "Let me use ..."

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