Microsoft has added information on a newly discovered problem in the most recent Windows 11 update to the official Windows 11 Health Dashboard documentation. The software behemoth claims that users of the Windows 11 2022 Update may encounter issues with app freezing while switching IME (Input Method Editor) input modes.
A built-in programme called Windows IME, or Input Method Editor, enables users to enter text in languages that are challenging for a regular QWERTY keyboard to represent. Since there are more characters in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other East Asian languages, customers must use key combinations that the IME processes and interprets. According to Microsoft’s research, switching between input modes or turning them on or off makes apps sluggish on the Windows 11 2022 Update.
Customers using Windows 10 and the initial version of Windows 11 are unaffected by the issue. You won’t be bothered if you solely use English or other scripts like Latin or Cyrillic. By applying the recently published KB5020044 update, users who depend on Windows IME can lessen the issue. It enhances Windows 11 with several “Moment 2” features and resolves various non-security problems, including those relating to 22H2 gaming.
Microsoft advises changing the input mode using the IME mode icon in the taskbar if installing a preview update is not an option. Only when using keyboard shortcuts to control the IME do apps freeze.