Windows 10: How to prevent Windows from switching keyboards

Discus and support How to prevent Windows from switching keyboards in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello Today (never before) Windows insists on changing my keyboard settings from US International to just US, when I press certain keyboard shortcuts... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ugcheleuce, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. How to prevent Windows from switching keyboards


    Hello
    Today (never before) Windows insists on changing my keyboard settings from US International to just US, when I press certain keyboard shortcuts (that I use in another program). I could see the language selector pop up to the right of my screen a few times. I have reset this back to US International a few times via the Start > Settings > Time & Language, but that method has now stopped working. As far as I can see, I have only ONE language (US English) set, and only ONE keyboard (US International), but when I type in any text editor, it doesn't use US International (it uses just US). So now I'm permanently locked of US International (I can reboot, but I don't have time to reboot every few minutes, really). Is there a surefire way to tell Windows 10 that I always, always want to use US International and never, ever anything else?
    Thanks
    Samuel

    :)
     
    ugcheleuce, Mar 6, 2020
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  2. ARC1020 Win User

    How to prevent windows from switching keyboard layout on the fly ?


    In the past I also found Windows sometimes randomly changed the language by itself, however it seems to have stopped doing that now. When I last clean installed Windows I did change the way I had the languages setup, which 'may' be the reason that it's OK for me now. You could try setting it up as per the second screenshot below, however if you already have Windows setup this way anyway, then I'm afraid I'm not sure what causes it.

    How I originally had Windows set up (when it used to change by itself) was I had one language as the default Windows language (English United Kingdom) and then two keyboards for that language (United Kingdom and United States International Keyboards). When I needed to type in a language with accented letters, I'd just switch to the United States International keyboard by using either Win Key + Space or the taskbar icon.


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    How I have it setup now (which Windows doesn't seem to change by itself anymore) is two separate main languages. Still the same default Windows language (English United Kingdom), but I also added a separate language and each language now has it's own keyboard assigned to it. Having it set up like this also means spell check works for the respective language you're typing in the Mail app, Browser, etc. and also word suggestions too on Windows Phone (when typing SMS for example).


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    ARC1020, Mar 6, 2020
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  3. D3LL Win User
    How to prevent Windows from automatically adding regular US keyboard

    These steps should probably help you. Be sure that its not set as default when trying to delete.
     
    D3LL, Mar 6, 2020
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  4. Karen Her Win User

    How to prevent Windows from switching keyboards

    Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard won't connect to Windows 10 Pro through Lindy KM Switch after upgrade from Win7 Pro

    Hi,

    The issue might occur if the device is not compatible with Windows 10. Since you mentioned that it's not working if the keyboard is connected to Lindy KM Switch. To troubleshoot the issue, we suggest that you check if the keyboard will be detected by your
    PC while it’s connected to Lindy KM Switch. Follow the steps below to check:

    • Right-click on the Start menu and select Device Manager.
    • Click on the arrow button beside Keyboard and look for the name of your keyboard.

    If it’s not there, we recommend that you visit Lindy KM Switch’s website to verify if the device you are using is compatible with Windows 10.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Karen Her, Mar 6, 2020
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