Time and Language Enable or Disable Text Suggestions in Windows 11


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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.

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


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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crypticlulu

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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.
 

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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.

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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crypticlulu

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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! :-)
 

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Brink

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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
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    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
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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