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Multiple keboardlayouts in Windows 8 / Server 2012

Multiple keboardlayouts in Windows 8 / Server 2012

Today I found myself in need of using American keyboard layout in Windows 8 / Server 2012, and it hit me;I have no idea how to turn this on anymore. I knew perfectly where to find it in 7 / Server 2008r2; but the tab is gone! Therefore I write this post, for you guys to save some time trying to figure out how to do it. Browse to

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language\Advanced settings

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In the new dialog, check "Use the desktop language bar when it's available".

This will enable the keyboard-language selector, known from previous versions of Windows. When done, browse to

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language

Now, add all the languages, you want spell-control for; and for each of those click options and add an input language. You have now restored, the old ability to shift between keyboard layouts!

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