Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    25 Apr 2020
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 build 17035, Microsoft is introducing the ability to see text suggestions while typing on a hardware keyboard. You can see three text suggestions near caret while typing and choose candidates in text suggestions if you find a word you want to insert. Set focus to the first suggestion by tapping the up arrow key on your keyboard and using the left/right arrow keys to change focus. To select the desired candidate, tap space or enter.

    Text suggestions for hardware keyboard only supports the English (United States) language at this time.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off show text suggestions as you type on a hardware keyboard for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Settings
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Text suggestions for hardware keyboard
    Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10-text_suggestions.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Settings


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

    2 Click/tap on Typing on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Show text suggestions as I type for what you want under Hardware keyboard on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard in Windows 10-typing_settings.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard using a REG file


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

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings

    EnableHwkbTextPrediction DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


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


    2 To Turn On Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard

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

    Turn_on_show_text_suggestions_for_hardware_keyboard.reg

    Download


    3 Turn Off Text Suggestions for Hardware Keyboard

    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_off_show_text_suggestions_for_hardware_keyboard.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 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 69,363
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #1

    Windows 10 Tip: Text suggestions expands language support | Windows Experience Blog

    Editor’s note: We’re back with the latest batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.

    Text suggestions for the hardware keyboard is a learning tool originally introduced in RS4, and with RS5 it has expanded language support. If you’d like to try it out in one of the supported languages, you can do so by enabling the  “Show text suggestions as I type”  feature under  Settings > Devices > Typing.

    Check it out in action, in Hungarian:



    Here is the list of languages added in this update:

    • Afrikaans (South Africa)
    • Albanian (Albania)
    • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
    • Armenian (Armenia)
    • Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan)
    • Basque (Spain)
    • Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
    • Catalan (Spain)
    • Croatian (Croatia)
    • Czech (Czech Republic)
    • Danish (Denmark)
    • Dutch (Netherlands)
    • Estonian (Estonia)
    • Finnish (Finland)
    • Galician (Spain)
    • Georgian (Georgia)
    • Greek (Greece)
    • Hausa (Nigeria)
    • Hebrew (Israel)
    • Hungarian (Hungary)
    • Indonesian (Indonesia)
    • Kazakh (Kazakhstan)
    • Kiswahili (Kenya)
    • Latvian (Latvia)
    • Lithuanian (Lithuania)
    • Macedonian (Macedonia)
    • Malay (Malaysia)
    • Norwegian (Bokmal) (Norway)
    • Persian (Iran)
    • Polish (Poland)
    • Romanian (Romania)
    • Serbian (Serbia) (Latin)
    • Serbian (Serbia) (Cyrillic)
    • Slovak (Slovakia)
    • Slovenian (Slovenia)
    • Swedish (Sweden)
    • Turkish (Turkey)
    • Ukrainian (Ukraine)
    • Uzbek (Uzbekistan) (Latin)
    • Hindi (India)
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  2. Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Here's a PowerShell method for toggling that setting on and off.

    Code:
    $thePath = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings'
    $orgVal = Get-ItemPropertyValue -Path $thePath -Name 'EnableHwkbTextPrediction'
    if ($orgVal -eq 0) {
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $thePath -Name 'EnableHwkbTextPrediction' -Value 00000001
    Write-Host The setting for text suggestions for your keyboard is now on.
    }
    if ($orgVal -eq 1) {
    Set-ItemProperty -Path $thePath -Name 'EnableHwkbTextPrediction' -Value 00000000
    Write-Host The setting for text suggestions for your keyboard is now off.
    }
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  3. Posts : 31
    Win10
       #3

    hi guys, thanks for that info, it's neat to have handy.

    Is there a way to disable those suggestions for specific things, like captsha boxes ? the words popup over the captsha word(s) and hides it.

    idealy i'd prefer if Windows would know to not do that, or maybe show it under where i'm typing. Is there a way to change the position of those suggestions, from over the cursor to under it ?
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