Your keyboards can support a number of various language inputs that can be activated by pressing a combination of keys. Unfortunately, this means that foreign keyboards can sometimes be activated unintentionally
. Here's a quick tutorial on how to avoid accidentally switching your language input on your keyboard.
This tip applies to Windows
How To Switch Keyboard Languages
To avoid accidental activation of a foreign keyboard, your computer settings need to be changed so that a key sequence is not assigned or selected.
Go to your Control Panel
and select the Regional and Languages
Near the bottom right corner of your screen, you will see a keyboard icon. Left-click
on this icon and select US keyboard
. Note that this will turn off your foreign keyboard, but it will not prevent your computer from switching it on again.
Permanently Turn Off Foreign Language Keyboard
There are two ways to permanently deactivate the foreign language keyboards.
Right-click on your keyboard
icon, and then left-click on Settings
Select the Advanced Key Settings
tab, and find the Change Key Sequence
button. Then, select the not assigned
to save your settings.
You may also change your settings through the Control Panel
if you cannot locate the keyboard icon.
Head to your Control Panel
and select Regional and Language
Select the Keyboards and Languages
tab, and click the button that says Change Keyboards
You will be taken to the language settings
options described above. Follow the directions to deactivate the foreign keyboards.