Vista changes keyboard layout while I type

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by icuurd12b42, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. icuurd12b42

    icuurd12b42 Guest

    My account was set up with US keyboard (originally).

    While typing a message in a Invision forum, french characters started to
    appear instead or / and other keys. And a little keyboard icon appeared in
    the taskbar with (US) in a bubble. Vista had automatically added the canadian
    french keyboard and switched to french. So I clicked the us layout and
    continued typing my message.

    A few days later it did it again, It switched to french again while I was
    typing and added another keyboard layout. Now I have US and Canadian French
    and Canadian Multilangual Standard.

    Anyone know what's going on?
    icuurd12b42, Mar 5, 2007
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  2. icuurd12b42

    Guest Guest

    Switching Keyboards [Prev | Next | Contents]
    Key Description
    Left Alt + Shift Switches keyboard layout or language (default).
    Control + Shift Switches keyboard layout (default) or language.
    Left Alt + Shift + <a number, tilde (~), or accent grave (`)> Switches to a
    specific keyboard layout or language (default).
    Control + Shift + <a number, tilde (~), or accent grave (`)> Switches to a
    specific keyboard layout (default) or language.

    On the advanced tab turn on both Advanced Text Services and Extend Support
    To All Programs to enable Left Alt + Shift support.

    Keys to switch layouts are set at Start - Control Panel - Regional Options -
    Languages - Details - Key Settings.

    Run Language Dialog then click Advanced tab or Key Settings button.

    Above is XP but should point you the right way.
    Guest, Mar 5, 2007
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  3. icuurd12b42

    icuurd12b42 Guest

    Control shift to change layout. Whoès the ignorant...There, it did it again,
    no control, just shift+``. Man I can`t even type a single quote. Anyway, how
    am I supposed to control shift to select text with this thing enabled.

    Anyway, I guess this feature goes to the crap barn just like UAC. Thanks for
    telling me how to disable it.
    icuurd12b42, Mar 5, 2007
  4. icuurd12b42

    icuurd12b42 Guest

    Update. No such settings or dialog found. Using Vista.

    icuurd12b42, Mar 5, 2007
  5. icuurd12b42

    icuurd12b42 Guest

    It is the Vista forum. Why are people posting XP fixes...

    Anyway, if you are using vista, if you can see the keyboard icon on the
    status bar, right click it.
    Click Settings.
    In properties window,
    click Advanced key settings.
    Click the Change key sequence button.
    Select both not assigned buttons there.


    icuurd12b42, Mar 6, 2007
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