Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: My Language Keeps Changing

18 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
My Language Keeps Changing

I didn't want to start a new thread if this problem has already been discussed and someone has posted a solution.

So, I did a search for "Language Toolbar", but was unable to find any solution.

My problem is that my Language Toolbar offers the choices of "US, Canadian French & Canadian Multilingual Standard".

But about once an hour, for no discernable reason, it keeps switching my language from US to Canadian French. I have tried to use the Help system and I visited Microsoft Windows: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Live to try and learn about this Language toolbar but I have no idea why it would do this.

Can anyone explain why it does this and how I can prevent it? I would like to use the US language at all times.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alishibaz View Post
I didn't want to start a new thread if this problem has already been discussed and someone has posted a solution.

So, I did a search for "Language Toolbar", but was unable to find any solution.

My problem is that my Language Toolbar offers the choices of "US, Canadian French & Canadian Multilingual Standard".

But about once an hour, for no discernable reason, it keeps switching my language from US to Canadian French. I have tried to use the Help system and I visited Microsoft Windows: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Live to try and learn about this Language toolbar but I have no idea why it would do this.

Can anyone explain why it does this and how I can prevent it? I would like to use the US language at all times.

Suggestions only :

1. Make sure your Default input language is set as ... English (United States)
Start > Control Panel > Regions and Languages > Keyboards and Languages > Change Keyboards...> under General tab, at Default input language heading, what does it say there ?
Keyboard Layout - Change
2. Sounds like Canaian French is an " ADD " language. If so, check if there is a " hotkey " set up. If there is one, chances are you have been accidentally hitting that hotkey without knowing it.
To check hotkey settings ...
Start > Control Panel > Regions and Languages > Keyboards and Languages > Change Keyboards...> Advanced Key Settings > is hotkey setup for switching input language ?
Keyboard Input Language - Add or Remove
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Wow! Sounds to me like you really know what you are talking about.

I know what key causes the Language to switch. It is the Right Alt Key.

But the hotkey assigned was Left Alt plus Shift and it would change languages without my ever hitting the Shift key. I'm pretty sure it was Left Alt plus Shift. But I could be mistaken about that.

But I thank you very much for putting me on the right track. I feel like you have given me the ammunition I need to gain control over this problem and I will come back to this thread and let you know if it ever happens again.

BTW, I hope it's not agin the rules for me to specify the name of another Windows 7 forum. But I found another one that seems to be almost as active as this one and I posted this same thread there and waited 3 days. No one ever posted a reply. So, I guess there is a lesson to be learned there.

Anyway, I am very impressed with your post. You gave me super detail and info and I really appreciate that. I sure wish I knew how the "points" system works here. If someone gives me some good info, I should give them some points? I'd sure like to give you some.

OK. I clicked on "I approve" re your post. I couldn't see any other choices. But then I clicked on "Add to your reputation". So, I hope that if you care about your reputation you will be able to see that I did that. But I am clueless as to how that all works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


19 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

I am sorry that my reply did not give you immeduate resolution.

Please post back for update.

RE : reputation points
You did it right. The point you gave me has been registered in my Control Panel.
Thank you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

OK. Since I took your advice, the problem has not recurred. Not even once.

So, I'm very pleased to say that it appears your suggestions were what I needed to solve my problem. Thank you very much.

I will now mark this thread as solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alishibaz View Post
OK. Since I took your advice, the problem has not recurred. Not even once.

So, I'm very pleased to say that it appears your suggestions were what I needed to solve my problem. Thank you very much.

I will now mark this thread as solved.
Nice to know problem is solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jul 2012   #7

32bit
 
 

FYI...this posting is old but for anyone interested...if you hit the right shift and ctrl the language will change to Canadian Multilingual Standard. If you hit the left shift and ctrl the the setting will change from US to Canadian French to Canadian Multilingual to US and so on...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 My Language Keeps Changing





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: My Language Keeps Changing
Thread Forum
Keyboard keeps changing language ... help. General Discussion
Changing system language General Discussion
Changing OS language to Brazilian Portuguese Installation & Setup
changing language General Discussion
Changing windows setup language General Discussion
Changing language and localization General Discussion
Customize the shortcuts for changing the language? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33