Time and Language Enable or Disable Text Suggestions in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off text suggestions for your account in Windows 11.

You can turn on text suggestions in Windows to quickly complete challenging words and continue working efficiently. As you type, suggestions appear above your cursor, and you can easily select the one you want. Words are predicted based upon your spelling; as you type more letters, new and more accurate suggestions appear.

Reference:


Contents

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


EXAMPLE: Text suggestions

To insert a suggestion, do one of the following:

- Select it with your mouse, or with touch (if your PC supports it).
- Press the Up arrow key, use the Left arrow and Right arrow keys to navigate to the suggestion you want, and press Enter to select.

To dismiss the suggestions without inserting any of them, click outside the suggestions window, or press Esc.


Text_suggestions.png





Option One

Turn On or Off Text Suggestions in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Typing on the right side. (see screenshot below)


Text_suggestions_Settings-1.png

3 Turn on or off (default) Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard for what you want. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Turn on or off (default) Multilingual text suggestions for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Multilingual text suggestions will let you use text prediction in several languages.

Multilingual text suggestions will not work unless Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard is also turned on.


Text_suggestions_Settings-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Text Suggestions using REG file


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

2 Turn On Text Suggestions

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

Turn_ON_show_text_suggestions_when_typing_on_physical_keyboard.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings]
"EnableHwkbTextPrediction"=dword:00000001

AND/OR

Turn_ON_multilingual_text_suggestions.reg

Multilingual text suggestions will let you use text prediction in several languages.

Multilingual text suggestions will not work unless Show text suggestions when typing on the physical keyboard is also turned on.



(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings]
"MultilingualEnabled"=dword:00000001

3 Turn Off Text Suggestions

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_when_typing_on_physical_keyboard.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings]
"EnableHwkbTextPrediction"=dword:00000000

AND/OR

Turn_OFF_multilingual_text_suggestions.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings]
"MultilingualEnabled"=dword:00000000

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 Brink
 

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Hi,
I used the registry method but it's not working on Windows 11 insider dev build 25206. any idea where the new location might be?

even using the Settings UI and monitoring those this key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings",
no entry was added or removed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
Hi,
I used the registry method but it's not working on Windows 11 insider dev build 25206. any idea where the new location might be?

even using the Settings UI and monitoring those this key "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\Settings",
no entry was added or removed.

Hello, :-)

I just double checked in build 25206, and the registry settings are still the same for me.

You'll need to close and reopen Settings to see the change applied to it.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
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    Windows Defender
Hello, :-)

I just double checked in build 25206, and the registry settings are still the same for me.

You'll need to close and reopen Settings to see the change applied to it.

Thank you so much for checking, it was my bad, but I just learned something!

So I was using standard Windows account and when I tried manually adding that key to the registry, it wouldn't work.
I just realized the problem was that I was opening registry as admin, in the standard account, so the "Current User" hive that I was working on belonged to the Admin account, not standard account, that's why I couldn't see the changes I was making.

didn't know that's how registry works when it comes to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"

cheers! :-)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
Thank you so much for checking, it was my bad, but I just learned something!

So I was using standard Windows account and when I tried manually adding that key to the registry, it wouldn't work.
I just realized the problem was that I was opening registry as admin, in the standard account, so the "Current User" hive that I was working on belonged to the Admin account, not standard account, that's why I couldn't see the changes I was making.

didn't know that's how registry works when it comes to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER"

cheers! :-)

Glad you got it sorted out. :party:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
I have all those settings disabled yet still get stupid suggestions when using the touch keyboard. Is there any way of completely disabling suggestions when using the touch keyboard?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N5105
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics (integrated)

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