qwerty changes to Dvorak. Don't know why. Solved

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  1. Try3's Avatar
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       #11

    VI,

    The "desktop language bar" is merely a language indicator that can be set to appear on the Taskbar or Desktop and that can be used to change input language quickly.
    - Personally, I have never understood why such a facility exists.
    - The Desktop language bar probably only appears [is only "available", see below] if more than one input language / keyboard layout has been set up.

    To play with its settings [I imagine you are actually more interested in making sure it is off],
    Control panel,
    Language / Add a language, if in Category View,
    Advanced settings,
    Use the desktop language bar when it's available,
    Set the checkbox then click on Options [to the right],
    Change it from Hidden to Taskbar / Desktop & set the checkboxes as you wish,
    OK,
    Save.

    Since, as you say, this dvorak problem developed without any deliberate action then don't set up the language bar but do check
    Control panel,
    Language / Add a language, if in Category View,
    Advanced settings,
    Change language bar hot keys,
    Select from the list Between input languages,
    Change key sequence,
    Set both as Not assigned,
    OK,
    Select from the list any other entries,
    Change key sequence,
    Clear the Enable key sequence checkbox,
    OK,
    OK,
    Save,
    Close the Control panel window.



    Denis
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  2. Wynona's Avatar
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       #12

    Try3 said: View Post
    VI,

    The "desktop language bar" is merely a language indicator that can be set to appear on the Taskbar or Desktop and that can be used to change input language quickly.
    - Personally, I have never understood why such a facility exists.
    - The Desktop language bar probably only appears [is only "available", see below] if more than one input language / keyboard layout has been set up.

    To play with its settings [I imagine you are actually more interested in making sure it is off],
    Control panel,
    Language / Add a language, if in Category View,
    Advanced settings,
    Use the desktop language bar when it's available,
    Set the checkbox then click on Options [to the right],
    Change it from Hidden to Taskbar / Desktop & set the checkboxes as you wish,
    OK,
    Save.

    Since, as you say, this dvorak problem developed without any deliberate action then don't set up the language bar but do check
    Control panel,
    Language / Add a language, if in Category View,
    Advanced settings,
    Change language bar hot keys,
    Select from the list Between input languages,
    Change key sequence,
    Set both as Not assigned,
    OK,
    Select from the list any other entries,
    Change key sequence,
    Clear the Enable key sequence checkbox,
    OK,
    OK,
    Save,
    Close the Control panel window.



    Denis
    Thanks for the explanation, Denis. I guess, since I only have English on this computer, Language doesn't show up. However, this is very good information for those who have a second (or third) language set up for their computers.
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  3.    #13

    Denis, that explains why I was accidentally changing from qwerty to Dvorak. I must have been hitting the "desktop language bar"

    when it was on the taskbar and I didn't know it was there.

    Thanks for the help. All is well.

    V.I.
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #14

    VI,

    It is more likely to have been the associated hotkeys. To disable those hotkeys, see my bit starting, "Since, as you say, this dvorak problem developed without ..."

    Denis
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  5.    #15

    [QUOTE=Try3;1410968]VI,

    It is more likely to have been the associated hotkeys. To disable those hotkeys, see my bit starting, "Since, as you say, this dvorak problem developed without ..."

    Which brings up another problem...

    Control panel,
    Language (disabling hotkeys comes to a screeching halt. I have NO Language in my control panel. I've gotten there another way but why is it gone and how can I get it back?

    My questions never end, hence Village Idiot.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 2,297
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #16

    VI,

    I did not realise that this bit had been removed from Control panel. My computers have been updated since mid-2016 and it is still on them. It would not be the first example of updated Windows retaining older Control panel entries that are not provided in more recently installed ones.

    You can get to the same place another way [and this might be what you have already done] -
    Settings,
    Time & language,
    Additional date,
    Time & regional settings,
    Language,
    Advanced settings.

    There might be a quicker way shown in Commands to Open Control Panel Items - TenForums if, indeed, a quicker way still exists.

    Denis
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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 1903 189362.439
       #17

    There have been many changes to the Control panel as more and more function is moved to Settings. I think the original intent was top move everything to Settings and do away with the Control Panel but that's not likely to happen any more. Language is just one of the many causalities.

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  8.    #18

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Language is just one of the many causalities.
    So it seems.

    Thanks Rich
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