To turn text services off or on


Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel.


On the Languages tab, under Text services and input languages, click Details.


Under Preferences, click Language Bar.


To turn text services off, select the Turn off advanced text services check box.

To turn text services on, clear the check box.


Click Yes if prompted to confirm your selection.


To open Regional and Language Options, click Start, click Control Panel, click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Regional and Language Options

Use this procedure to turn off handwriting recognition, speech recognition, and some accessibility features temporarily. These services can affect performance, and if you are not using them with your current program, you can turn them off temporarily.

If you are not using a text service at all, you should remove it. For more information, click Related Topics

Turning off text services does not affect multiple languages or keyboards that you have added under Installed services on the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.

Related Topics

Remove speech recognition

Remove handwriting recognition

Text services overview

Remove a text service

Add another text service

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