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The Status window provides information on the status of the Input Method Editor (IME) and allows a user to set the IME conversion mode.

The following screen shot shows an active Status window.

IME hot keys turn the IME on or off or, in some situations, switch IMEs. An application can call the ImmGetHotKeyfunction to retrieve, or the ImmSetHotKeyfunction to set, the value of an IME hot key. This is not typically done by applications, however, because most users become accustomed to the particular hot key for the IME that they are using.

Applications cannot add hot keys to the system. Applications can initiate the same action as a hot key by using the ImmSimulateHotKeyfunction.

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