Windows 10: Randomly switching to unwanted keyboard layout

  1.    01 Jun 2018 #1

    Randomly switching to unwanted keyboard layout

    When I type in French I use the Canadian Multilingual Standard layout. This is what I have configured in my settings and it is what worked fine for me for years until a week or two ago (which suggests the April update may have had something to do with it).

    Now when I switch to French I find that I am often in another layout which I believe to be the Canadian French layout, although I am not completely sure. It is similar to the Canadian multilingual with the most notable difference being that the č and the / are swapped round. I have never chosen the Canadian French keyboard in my preferences and it isn't listed there now. Canadian Multilingual is what is listed.

    What's even more annoying is that the layout seems to switch randomly between Canadian Multilingual and Canadian French while I am typing, so I am never really sure what is going to happen when I try to type an č.

    How can I get my keyboard to consistently be Canadian Multilingual when I am typing in French?
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  2.    01 Jun 2018 #2

    You could see if you can use the override default input option, assuming this is available (I think it isn't if you only have one keyboard installed- which would be logical). This worked in a similar case where the user had an unwanted keyboard layout in use.

    (Note- appearance may differ if you are on build 1803)

    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    01 Jun 2018 #3

    I've been experimenting a bit and it seems the wrong layout I end up on isn't the Canadian French layout. It's starting to look like simply a messed up version of the Canadian Multilingual Standard with those two keys swapped with each other. And right now I can't reproduce the problem because it is behaving correctly (as it has done earlier, before going into messed up mode again). In other words it's not a question of being presented with the wrong layout exactly. Rather it seems to be the right layout malfunctioning.
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