Fix Windows 10 keyboard language changes on its own

In case of multiple keyboard scenario, things get tricky. Keyboard language changes on its own because of the keyboard changes while you are typing. The fact is that keyboard changes because we accidentally hit shortcuts like WinKey+Space key (Changes language/keyboard pairs), or Alt+Shift Change language) or lastly Ctrl+Shift (Changes keyboard).  So, if your Windows 10 keyboard language changes on its own, there are three ways to resolve it. First is to make sure Windows 10 doesn’t add keyboards without your permission, and second is what we are going to talk next.

Windows 10 keyboard language changes on its own

The second is where will make sure the shortcut keys don’t change the keyboard language.

Set a different input method for each app window

Windows 10 keyboard language changes on its own

To disable the change in layout follows the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings > Language and Input
  2. Type “Switching input methods”. This will open Advanced keyboard settings with this option inside.
  3. Select the checkbox which says “Let me set a different input method for each app window”.
  4. Click Save, and Restart your computer.

The setting is available under Settings > Devices > Typing > Advanced Keyboard settings.

This will make sure that you choose which keyboard is going to be used for which app. Usually, when you change keyboard when using an app, Windows remembers that so you don’t have to set it up again.

Apart from this, the Advanced keyboard settings page lets you override the default input method which could be different from the first one in your language list.  Lastly, there is a Langage bar option as well which comes in handy to switch between keyboard rather quickly. In case you have removed it, you can always restore the language bar back.

Change Language Settings under the Administrative Tab

The last one was reported by forum user with a solution. He reported that the problem occurred for him when he started typing in some program with non-Unicode characters. Windows will use the default system local language to interpret these characters even if the language is not available in language bar.

Go to Settings > Time and Language > Language > Administrative language settings.

Under Administrative Tab, click on Copy Settings.

  • Make sure that all Display language, Input language, and Format are English (United States) or whatever you want to have. If not go back and make those changes.
  • Mark two checkbox in Copy your current settings to Welcome screen and system accounts & New user accounts
  • Click OK and exit.

Last but not least, you may want to disable those shortcut combination which can accidentally change your keyboard settings.

Having multiple keyboards on your Windows 10 PC is tricky. But then many need to use them on a regular basis, and this change of keyboard is very annoying. Hope these solutions worked for you!

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.

One Comment

  1. Farmers (Mansfield)

    I’ve seen a couple of machines here in the UK recently that had somehow changed themselves to US. As soon as the user mentions that the ‘@’ symbol doesn’t work for some reason, you know what’s happened. But then you notice in file explorer that all the dates are back to front (mm/dd/yy), like the Americans write them. So it’s the whole system language that’s changed. Easy enough to fix though of course – just set the UK language as default, then delete the US one that’s mysteriously added itself.

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