Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    22 Jan 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Windows 10


    Some websites may have their content available in different languages. Windows can share information about your preferred language list with websites so that they can have the opportunity to respect your language preferences without you having to independently set them for each site.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off websites providing locally relevant content by accessing the language list for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List using a REG file






    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon.

    2 Click/tap on General on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Let websites provide locally relevant content by accessing my language list on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Windows 10-website_access_of_language_list.jpg





    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Website Access of Language List using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\International\User Profile

    HttpAcceptLanguageOptOut DWORD

    <delete> or 0 = On
    1 = Off


    1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want to do.


    2 To Turn On Website Access to Language List

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_website_access_of_language_list.reg

    Download


    3 To Turn Off Website Access of Language List

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_website_access_of_language_list.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 26,352
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #1

    You know what Shawn?

    This might explain why I keep getting German sites, because I have this switch turned off, and the sites use my ISP then.

    It's annoying when, for example, I'm at a Microsoft page I need/want to be. then change the language from German to English, and BAM! I'm sent to the Microsoft homepage, and need to go from there to get the page I want in English.

    This happens with most international sites.

    I'll try turning it on, and see if that helps.

    So thanks for the "smack on the back of the head"Turn On or Off Website Access to Language List in Windows 10-vio12.gif with this tutorial, to get me thinking clearly again:)
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 61,585
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Cliff, :)

    That could be why. Please let us now how it turns out.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 26,352
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Cliff, :)

    That could be why. Please let us now how it turns out.
    Okey-doke sure will:)
      My Computers


 

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