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US keyboard layout reappears

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1

    US keyboard layout reappears


    Though I set my Keyboard layout: Latin American, the US Keyboard layout is reappearing constantly.

    Please, how I can prevent my US Keyboard layout from bothering me?

    I do want:
    Keyboard layout: Latin American
    Windows display language: US
    Date, time and number formatting: US

    But I do not want the US Keyboard layout.

    I have to be always pressing Alt Left + shift and that is very annoying.
    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Just make it default (the first one on the list)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Click image for larger version
    Above my setting.
    Please let me know what should I change. I would deeply appreciate your help.
    God bless
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  4. #4


    Looks like you are already setup to what you want, maybe if you remove the English part. ??
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What I had to do is go to options in the US language and delete US keyboard so I only had French left as an input method. Like this...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails lang.PNG   Options.PNG  
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  6. #6


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for your willingness to help. I'm going crazy right now.
    Regarding CountMike, no I do not want to remove ALL English. Indeed I want to "see" everything in English (even date, time format) though I want my keyboard writing with the Latin American keyboard. And it seems that right now when I'm writing in Englihs my computer concludes that I should write with the US keyboard layout and applies immediately that keyboard, and I DO NOT WANT that.

    Regarindg Adamf, please can you let me know in which way should I go in other to do what you said. It seems that you had the same "problem" if you were able to solve it I'm very much interested.

    thanks and God bless!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    What I did was define French keyboard when I installed OS (EN-US). When I went to language preferences and clicked on options against English US I saw screen like below. I clicked on remove for US input method and now it looks like in post 5. It works fine.

    I added the French language (using French keyboard) afterwards.

    Hope this helps.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2 input.PNG  
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  8. #8


    No, you are not going to loose everything English, just keyboard code page for English. Latin American will stay as default and all of your buttons will do the same thing as before.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you both of you.

    Adamf, I realized that your's was different. So I switched to your set up.
    I guess it will work. Time will say.

    Thanks so much!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    Adamf,
    Moreover I saw that you have as a second input method language the US and I did not do that fearing that it will bother me again the US keyboard.

    However, the possibility to change manually to the US Keyboard for extraordinary cases would be also of benefit to me.

    For that reason I'm writing you again: by adding a second Input method, are you still always "in control" of your keyboard (i.e. to type with the French keyboard not being bother by any other keyboard) and whenever you want by pressing Alt Left + Shift change to the US Keyboard for extraordinary cases, going back later to French?

    Thanks!
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