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What to do when your keyboard suddenly switches to French?


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Recently my keyboard keeps on switching to French from English and it is very annoying. After some thinking I realized that I like to use keyboard shortcuts rather than the mouse and one combination I seem to hit accidentally a lot is CTRL + SHIFT with my right hand.

The solution to getting my English layout back is to just keep on pressing that same combination again. I don’t know if this works with other languages also.

Two ways to get your English keyboard layout back:


  1. CTRL + SHIFT or
  2. left ALT + SHIFT

sometimes just keep on pressing the combination to cycle through the languages until it works again.

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