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Windows 8.1 Language Keeps Changing

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    Windows 8.1 Language Keeps Changing


    Hi,

    This is a little strange but my Keyboard language input keeps changing from English (UK) to English (US)... pretty much all of my passwords have an @ sign in them so you can imaging how annoying this is lol.

    This seems heavily related to my mouse - SteelSeries - World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm? MMO Gaming Mouse / the control panel for that mouse as it only started happening after installing this mouse (both home and work pc).

    I have tried to add English (US) >> Set it as Primary >> Then remove English (US).
    Doing this removes the English (US) keyboard completely which is what I want/expect but then it comes back again after a short while?

    So...
    1. FIX - Any idea's why this would happen / how to fix?
    2. Workaround - Is it possible to change the English (US) keys to match that of the English (UK) so even if it does change to English (US) it wouldn't be a problem anyway?


    Cheers,
    Jamie

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Is the region set for English United Kingdom for formats and location?

    Here you lost me, " I have tried to add English (US) >> Set it as Primary >> Then remove English (US) ", why. Is the English United Kingdom keyboard set to default and how about the settings for the mouse.

    Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8

    Format Regional Language - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Is the region set for English United Kingdom for formats and location?
    Yes, they are set to English (UK)
    Click image for larger version

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Here you lost me, " I have tried to add English (US) >> Set it as Primary >> Then remove English (US) ", why.
    This was simply a test... I put it in US and then put it back in UK to try and force the computer to realise it is now UK. This actually worked for a few minutes....

    When you press WIN + SPACE it switches between the available keyboard languages you have installed, when i did the above step there were no other languages to switch to but within a few minutes US was back as an option?


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Is the English United Kingdom keyboard set to default and how about the settings for the mouse.
    I can't see any language settings for the mouse in Windows and there are no language options in the World of Warcraft mouse control panel.

    Another screenshot to help show you the issue:
    This shows i only have English UK installed yet English (US) is still there as an option?

    Click image for larger version

    Regards,
    Jamie
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    Trying some more troubleshooting this morning and found this...

    If i save all the macros/buttons on board (this WOW mouse has 14 buttons) and then uninstall the mouse control panel i no longer have the issue with the input language changing which implies it is the wow mouse control panel.

    I went to re-install it and get these setup language options:
    Click image for larger version

    My understanding is that choosing English (United States) shouldn't cause the above mentioned issue but this software is definitely causing the issue.

    I can use the mouse and buttons without the software but i can't make any changes to the macros/buttons without the software so would like a way to stop this

    Regards,
    Jamie
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    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
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    I am using English (United States) by default and access the @ sign you are referring to by using Shift + 2. Has this function been remapped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    I am using English (United States) by default and access the @ sign you are referring to by using Shift + 2. Has this function been remapped?
    i can use SHIFT + 2 to get the @ sign but much prefer (used to) the English (UK) layout and when typing password you don't see the text so i keep getting the passwords wrong.

    Is there a way to change the layout of the US keyboard?
    This way, even if it does change to US the @ sign, £ sign etc... would still be in the UK layout?
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You might check with your keyboard manufacturer if the have a utility to convert the layout to English (UK).

    I have seen some programs that do this but are not suitable for Win 8.

    If you are looking for a free remapper, this maybe OK
    The Best Key Remapper for Windows
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