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.


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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)

Open Typing settings

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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.


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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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