Perhaps nobody can help out with this, but here's my problem: in Windows 7, when one chooses an IME (ie. Japanese, French, Chinese...), it stays in your IME only for the textbox you've toggled the IME in. Thus, when you enter into Japanese mode in Notepad, it will stubbornly remain in English when you move to type a Google search into your web browser's URL bar. I can assure you that this is one of the most frustrating things on earth. In Mac OS, the IME is system-level and it's much more ergonomic. Also, is there a hotkey to change from the English IME to the Japanese IME without having to move my damned mouse to the language bar? Once I have activated the Japanese IME (with my mouse) for the first time, I can use ctrl + ` to toggle between them, but there is no obvious way to boot up the IME for the very first time using only the keyboard... again, unlike on Mac OS.