Windows 10: Unable to Switch Keyboard Layouts with Shortcuts

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  1. BlanketPI Win User

    Unable to Switch Keyboard Layouts with Shortcuts


    So I saw one other person had a similar problem here:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...not-work/4399b607-d6a1-4388-86b7-0dda8b69c19b

    I'm posting this both because while I had the problem with Windows 7, it wasn't as restrictive as it is with Windows 10 right now, and because I have no idea how to access his solution (which I'm worried might cause other issues, as well).


    So I have a lot of keyboard layouts installed, in case I should ever want to type in one of the relevant languages, but there's only a few I really want to keep available without having to go to the language bar:

    -Korean (which is my default, because it doubles as an English keyboard)

    -Canadian International Standard

    -Greek Polytonic

    -a custom Hebrew keyboard, which I installed long after this was a problem, and is my only custom keyboard (I was having this problem when I was just using the standard Hebrew keyboard)


    If it's relevant, my display language is French, and I do not have the other keyboards for the respective language (i.e. standard English, standard Greek, nor standard Hebrew). I am able to have Crtl + Shift + 1 give me the Korean keyboard, but whenever I add a shortcut for the others (Crtl + Shift + 2 or 3 or 4), while it may display those as being shortcuts in the language bar options window (even if I close it and reopen it), they flat out don't work. Moreover it forgets about them often, probably whenever I put my computer into hibernate.


    For the record, when I still had Windows 7 (before my laptop needed to be replaced) when I had the standard Greek and Hebrew layouts available, any shortcut I assigned to the more specialized one would be reverted to the standard one. But now there's no real way to do even that. (I had the display language as English back then, too.)


    Any ideas on how to get these to work?


    (Sorry if I have the wrong label, by the way. I wasn't sure whether this would be under "Personalization" or "Ease of Access"

    :)
     
    BlanketPI, Apr 28, 2019
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  2. How to change the default keyboard layout shortcut.

    Hi,

    I would like to inform you that presently you may change the default keyboard layout by pressing
    Windows key + space and I would like to inform you that it is not possible to change the keyboard shortcut for the keyboard layout.

    • If you would like to create shortcut for the applications, please follow the below steps:
    • Right click on the application and select properties.
    • Enter a key combination in the Shortcut key field. The combination must be CTRL + ALT + a letter / number.

    Hope the information helps. Please do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Apr 28, 2019
    #2
  3. Roohi_Taj Win User
    Switch layout via screen keyboard in one tap

    Hi Mikhail,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Could you please help me with the below questions:

    • Which version of Windows you are using?
    • Which is the default keyboard language you use?


    You can follow these steps to switch between the keyboard layouts:



    1. Tap on the Windows key on your keyboard, search for control panel.
    2. Tap on Languages > on the left pane, select Advance settings.
    3. Tap on ‘Change language bar hot keys’ under switching input methods.
    4. Go to the second tap: Advance key settings.
    5. Select the language To English > click on Change key sequence.
    6. Check the box: Enable key sequence.
    7. Select the shortcut keys you would like to use under the drop down menu along with the key and click on Ok.
    8. Click on apply and Ok.
    9. Restart the PC and try the shortcut keys now.


    This should change the keyboard layout language with the shortcut keys we have setup.

    Hope it helps.



    Roohi Taj S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Roohi_Taj, Apr 28, 2019
    #3
  4. Unable to Switch Keyboard Layouts with Shortcuts

    Randomly switching to unwanted keyboard layout


    When I type in French I use the Canadian Multilingual Standard layout. This is what I have configured in my settings and it is what worked fine for me for years until a week or two ago (which suggests the April update may have had something to do with it).

    Now when I switch to French I find that I am often in another layout which I believe to be the Canadian French layout, although I am not completely sure. It is similar to the Canadian multilingual with the most notable difference being that the è and the / are swapped round. I have never chosen the Canadian French keyboard in my preferences and it isn't listed there now. Canadian Multilingual is what is listed.

    What's even more annoying is that the layout seems to switch randomly between Canadian Multilingual and Canadian French while I am typing, so I am never really sure what is going to happen when I try to type an è.

    How can I get my keyboard to consistently be Canadian Multilingual when I am typing in French?
     
    ricecrispies, Apr 28, 2019
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