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Preventing Keyboard Language Switching

Hi everyone. I’ve been gone for a while but I’m back with what I consider to be a very helpful tip. I’ve been playing a lot of WoW recently and have been frustrated multiple times by my keyboard changing to French keyboard thus preventing me from being able to type “/” until I manage to revert it. After some searching I realized that if I hit Left Alt and Ctrl at the same time it switches to my other keyboard. I’ve included a step by step approach below to remove the hotkey for switching keyboards (you can still easily swap between them using the menu accessible through the toolbar).

 

  • First you need to go to the control panel and select "Region and Language"

    First you need to go to the control panel and select “Region and Language”

  • Select Change Keyboards

    Select Change Keyboards

  • Then select the advanced key settings tab

    Then select the advanced key settings tab

  • Here you can select between input settings and change the hotkey to switch between inputs.

    Here you can select between input settings and change the hotkey to switch between inputs.

  • Here I chose to not have a key assigned because I find it so frustrating to have it switched around (and there isn't much in terms of customization possibilities).

    Here I chose to not have a key assigned because I find it so frustrating to have it switched around (and there isn’t much in terms of customization possibilities).

 

That’s all for now. I hope you found it useful. Have a pezant day!

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