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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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