Vista really does turn on everything

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/01/23 06:01 -05:00, original URI:

Around the end of 2006, when I was explaining how Vista turns on everything, and I explained about how you could no longer turn off advanced text services in Vista, developer Kyle sent me some email to correct me on this point:

Hi Michael,

You probably did not know about the DisableCicero shim mentioned in
KB822656 and KB317510. Even though it has been taken out of the user interface, you could still turn it off in your application with this shim, don't you think?

Well, I had some good news and bad news for Kyle....

The good news is that he was right; I had never heard of this shim by that name before (though I knew about the choice on the appcompat tab in the Shell properties dialog that is supported by this shim).

And the bad news is that the him was also removed in Vista, so even learning about it doesn't change anything; you still can't turn off Advanced Text Services in Vista....

Sorry Kyle! Vista is still an operating system you can't turn off!


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# John Li on 30 Jun 2008 2:06 PM:

"you still can't turn off Advanced Text Services in Vista....


so why can't i use chinese input in Dos prompt?? I know back in XP you have to turn on "Advanced Text Services" But there is no suching thing is "Advanced Text Services " I can use chinese inpu in notepad and lot of other programs but can't view QQ chinese display nor input Chinese in dos prompt.

# Michael S. Kaplan on 30 Jun 2008 2:35 PM:

Not all IMEs work from the console, but Chinese input is definitely possible. What is your default system locale, since this will affect the CP_OEMCP of the machine?

nate on 26 Aug 2010 2:59 AM:

how do i fix the disablecicero on my computer im running xp

Michael S. Kaplan on 26 Aug 2010 11:32 PM:

It is not broken on XP; there is nothing to fix there.

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2007/10/05 From partially broken to fully broken in just a couple of versions

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