French Keyboard activated

HP Help - May 15, 2009 at 05:00 PM
 dvs1981 - Oct 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 and I have somehow activated the French keyboard and I do not know how to return it to English. Help please.

6 replies

I figured out why this goes on so frequently. There’s a keyboard combination that switches languages. Mine was set to Ctrl-Alt which gets hit occasionally. There’s two ways to turn it off

1. Near the bottom right of the screen is an icon of a keyboard. Left click and select US keyboard if it’s set to French. This turns it off but it doesn’t prevent it from getting switched again.

2. The permanent fix is to disable the key combination. There’s two ways to do this. Right click on the keyboard icon and left click Settings. Select the “Advanced Key Settings” tab. Click the “Change Key Sequence” button and select “not assigned”. Click OK a few times and you’re done.

If you cannot locate the keyboard icon you can get at this through the control panel. Go to Regional and Language control panel. Select the keyboards and languages tab and click the change keyboards button. This takes you to the language settings described in step 2 above.
That worked just perfect, thank you very much
anglerman > ADDICT4BINGO
Nov 6, 2009 at 03:02 PM
The Shift+Ctrl+Alt +Up arrow switches the keyboard form English to French.

But how do I go in reverse, from French to English?

kevinman4404 > anglerman
Nov 30, 2009 at 03:36 AM
shit ctrl alt down
kevinman4404 > kevinman4404
Dec 2, 2009 at 02:45 AM
well, I actually think that does the same thing, and it is also rather finicky. It worked the first time, it came back on, and wouldn't work when I tried it the second time
syaoran > kevinman4404
Dec 8, 2009 at 09:57 PM
Yay thx it works finally got rid of that stupid glitch -_-
i mean french keyboard.. it turns on by itself somehow so much I think there is a different combination of keys too cuz I nvr press shift cntrl alt and up together...
oh btw you have to hold it fora few seconds for it to work