Quote: Originally Posted by Cadeus
That means the selected keyboard layout is US
, no longer US International
Please remember Windows stores selected Input Language and keyboard layout information for each application, so switching to an other application can change the keyboard layout.
User has selected Input Language English (US)
. Within this Input Language both US
and US International
keyboard layouts are selected:
The input language in this case is English (US)
with two different keyboard layouts, default US
and alternative US International
(By default the fast keyboard layout switch is ALT + SHIFT
.) User opens Firefox and either using keyboard shortcut or keyboard / language icon on notification area changes the keyboard layout to US International
. From now on every time Firefox is active it uses this layout instead of default US
layout. Notice that selecting other than default keyboard layout only affects the application which is currently active. When Firefox is active and keyboard layout is changed, the layout only changes on Firefox.
When user then uses other apps, Word, Notepad and so on, they are still using the default US
keyboard layout as long as the layout is not changed to US International
within that application.
Let's say user in this example jumps between Firefox and Word. Every time Word is made active, keyboard layout is automatically switched to (default) US
, but as soon as user clicks Firefox window to make it active the system automatically switches to US International
layout for it is the keyboard layout selected for Firefox. And vice versa; user clicks Word to make it active, layout is again automatically switched to (default) US
It sounds complicated but really isn't. Default, selected keyboard layout is in use in every application, until it is changed within an application. Thereafter said application uses selected alternative keyboard layout, other apps using the default one.
Only way to be sure all applications always use default keyboard layout is to only enable one, disabling others.