Windows 8 includes a hotkey for the Spacebar, which can be used to switch between multiple language input methods. While this feature can be useful, it can also be annoying if it is accidentally triggered. Fortunately, there is a way to disable the Windows Spacebar hotkey in Windows 8.
The first step to disabling the Windows Spacebar hotkey in Windows 8 is to open the Control Panel. To do this, right-click on the Start button and select Control Panel from the menu. In the Control Panel window, select “Language”. This will open the Language window, which will show all the language input methods currently available in Windows 8.
Next, select the language input method that you want to disable the hotkey for. In the Language window, click on the “Advanced Settings” link at the top of the window. This will open a new window where you can configure advanced settings for the selected language. In this window, locate the “Hot Keys” section and uncheck the box next to “Turn on shortcut keys”. This will disable the Windows Spacebar hotkey for the selected language input method.
Once the box is unchecked, click “OK” to save the changes. The Windows Spacebar hotkey will now be disabled for the selected language input method. You can repeat this process for any other language input methods that you want to disable the hotkey for.
If you ever want to re-enable the Windows Spacebar hotkey, simply check the box next to “Turn on shortcut keys” in the Advanced Settings window. This will re-enable the Windows Spacebar hotkey for the selected language input method.
Overall, disabling the Windows Spacebar hotkey in Windows 8 is a simple process that can help to prevent accidental triggering of the hotkey. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily disable the Windows Spacebar hotkey for any language input methods that you do not want to use. This will help to keep your Windows 8 system running smoothly and free of any unwanted hotkey triggers.