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Windows 7: a language bar problem little help please

16 Dec 2009   #11

Windows7 RTM 7600 x64
Hot keys for input languages

Hi all!

I have a little bit different issue (maybe I shall open a new thread? please moderator, help)

I currently need to work with 4 keyboard layouts or "input languages" (IT-EN-DE-RU). To me it is unacceptable to hit LeftAlt+Shift to cycle between layouts, because I never know where I am. I found much more efficient to assign a shortcut to each layout:

Ctrl+Shift+1 -> IT
Ctrl+Shift+2 -> EN
Ctrl+Shift+3 -> DE
Ctrl+Shift+4 -> RU

(see the picture for detailed configuration)

this way I can always go to the keyboard layout I need very quickly.

This configuration had been working perfectly for years with WinXP, and for a few months with Win7. Now, since a couple of weeks only, each time I restart the system I loose my input languages hotkeys. I tried to add also Russian as a OS display language, that was the only one not installed in the system, but didn't help at all.

Has anybody an idea of why this strange thing is happening? (since two weeks only, and I haven't installed anything new)

Assuming that these shortcuts are written somewhere in the registry, has anyone an idea of where? Maybe I could try to lock the registry value to readonly, so no changes should happen any more.

Thank you in advance

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