I frankly just don’t get it what’s going on through Microsoft’s mind. Or designers in it designated for this portion of Windows 10. I’ve just installed latest build 1903 RTM because I heard they made changes for easier language selection. And I’m “happy” to report they haven’t changed a single god damn thing.
I just don’t understand what’s so bloody hard to make it work right for NON-ENGLISH users who want interface in fucking English!?!?!?!?
Windows 10 has several language sections that affect how it looks and works:
- interface language (Windows interface and elements)
- apps language (Microsoft Store apps)
- region (time and date display etc)
- keyboard language
- language for non-unicode apps (Win32 apps)
Now, I want just ONE simple setup for my Windows 10:
- Interface in English US
- Microsoft Store apps in English US
- Region set to Slovenia
- Keyboard language set to Slovenian (just 1 keyboard setup)
- Non-unicode apps in Slovenian (because of special characters that are not found in English)
Sounds simple, right? Well, it isn’t because stupid Windows 10 keeps on fighting itself between these 5 settings for some dumb reason. Set interface to English US and apps to English US and it will also fuck up time and date formatting into American nonsense and when you change the region to Slovenia to fix that, it fucks up the apps language for some illogical stupid reason. And then you change apps language back to English and it changes the region settings again to English, fucking up time and date formatting YET AGAIN. And don’t get me started how it keeps on fucking up keyboard setups and bloody endlessly adding English US keyboard next to Slovenian and showing stupid keyboard language switching button in taskbar that I absolutely hate and don’t want to see.
I mean what the fuck Microsoft? You turned something that should be simple and straightforward to set into absolute nightmare for us users outside of America. Why? You know, there are people in this world who want Windows in English, but support for their own language at the same time because we have different (better) time and date formatting and use letters that don’t exist in English alphabet. And that’s it. Why is it just assumed that if I’m not English that I want or need whole fucking thing set to my native language? I don’t hate my language, but I certainly don’t like it for computers because terminology for computer stuff is just weird in my language and often words are WAY longer than in English which is super annoying and often breaks interfaces and makes communication harder since I mostly talk to people in English and I need Windows in same language if I need to guide them through it or even show screenshots of it. And what’s even more annoying is having entire Windows interface in English, but Microsoft Store apps are in Slovenian because of language/regional settings. It’s just pushing my OCD into a mental breakdown mode when it does that.
And I have to go through all this fuckery to set it and I bet I’ll get stupid ass keyboard language switch button in taskbar the next time I’ll run CS:GO or some other app because that game always spawns that shit by automatically adding English US keyboard for some reason and it drives me insane.
Just make this thing right so I can just simply set what I need without settings conflicting each other and adding things automatically. It’s annoying and makes no sense. Damn it, it’s been since Windows 8 and that was back in 2012! Come ooooooon Microsoft!