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Windows 7: Switching keyboard layouts system-wide, not app by app?

29 Aug 2016   #1
xcr

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Switching keyboard layouts system-wide, not app by app?

Is there a way to do this?

Damn Windows, this is so annoying.


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11 Sep 2016   #2
xcr

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

No one knows it, is it not possible at all, or no one uses Windows 7 anymore?
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11 Sep 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Don't worry there are still plenty of Windows 7 users & we are still the majority of Windows users.

Open Control Panel & select Region & Language, when that opens select the tab that says Keyboards & Languages & then click on Change keyboards. When that opens, see what's listed, if what you are looking for is not there then click on Add & find the language that you want to use, that should provide the appropriate keyboard.

Be sure to click on Apply to all changes.
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14 Feb 2017   #4
xcr

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

That's all clear Ranger4, what'm asking in 2017 is this (what someone asked back in 2010): windows 7 - How to switch the KeyboardLayout for all Application at once - Super User

Maybe there is a solution since then.
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14 Feb 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

There is a partial solution.
You right click on the layout menu at the task bar and select Settings.
Change the default keyboard and hit ok.
Every new program that you open will work on the selected keyboard.
Already opened programs will work keyboard on the previous keyboard. Change the layout menu at the task bar.
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14 Feb 2017   #6
Lolsee2

Windows 7 professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
There is a partial solution.
You right click on the layout menu at the task bar and select Settings.
Change the default keyboard and hit ok.
Every new program that you open will work on the selected keyboard.
Already opened programs will work keyboard on the previous keyboard. Change the layout menu at the task bar.
It doesn't seem to work for my case , my default input language is in JP and whenever I open new program , it will still be in English (US). I have to manually switch to JP .
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11 Mar 2017   #7
xcr

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
There is a partial solution.
You right click on the layout menu at the task bar and select Settings.
Change the default keyboard and hit ok.
I don't quite understand what do you mean. change to what? Default is English, as it should be. The behavior I want to accomplish is Alt+Shift to change the layout between default and non-default layouts system-wide (logical), not on a per application basis (nonsense).
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04 Apr 2017   #8
xcr

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Anyone?
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23 Apr 2017   #9
xcr

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, I don't have much expertise with Windows 8 and onward, but do newer versions of Windows have this same annoyance with the keyboard layouts, or perhaps they have solved the issue? If nothing else, this might be a good reason to upgrade.
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