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Can't use Ctrl+Shift+0 (Windows has it)

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    Can't use Ctrl+Shift+0 (Windows has it)


    Control-shift-zero usable w/in apps. The following was true under Windows 7:


    An input method editor (IME) keyboard shortcut lets you switch the input
    language. By design, the CTRL+SHIFT+0 key assignment is standard for all
    users. However, some applications might use this keyboard shortcut for
    other purposes. In this case, the application will not work as expected
    when you use the shortcut with the application.

    Remove the shortcut assignment to make the application work as expected.
    To do this, follow these steps: Click Start, and then click Control
    Panel. Double-click Region and Language. Click Keyboards and Languages,
    and then click Change keyboards. Click Advanced Key Settings, and select
    Between input languages and click change Key Sequence. For Switch Input
    Language and for Switch Keyboard Layout, select Not Assigned. Click OK
    and the Apply, and the back out clicking OK.

    The control panel (of course) has changed and I can not find the options to
    un-assign. Thank you!

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    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)


    Language -> Advanced settings
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    You could also try this as an option and place the language shortcut in your toolbar at the bottom:

    Language Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
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    Guys, thank you. Not too surprisingly, I'd looked at the
    language option before but didn't quite go deep enough.
    I will now document it due to memory problems... me that
    is, not the PC

    Appreciated!
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