Windows 10: Keyboard Input Priority

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  1.    08 Apr 2016 #1

    Keyboard Input Priority

    Hello everyone!

    My little problem I have two languages, Danish and Swedish. Myself, I'm Swedish but my boyfriend is Danish, so I use that keyboard just when I type some Danish cities or words to him.. my problem is that for some reason Danish layout gets 1st priority, and Swedish gets 2nd. Which means I have to switch the layout every time I start my computer. This isn't a pressing issue, I just want to know if it's possible to put Swedish as 1st. I have tried uninstalling the Danish one and installing it again but didn't work.
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  2. Posts : 12,391
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Apr 2016 #2

    Hallå Soma, välkommen till

    Open Settings, go to Time & Language > Region & language, open Additional settings, select Change input methods:

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    Select Advanced settings:

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    Under Override for default input method, select your preferred input language (keyboard layout) from the drop down menu, click Save, reboot:

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    That's it

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  3.    08 Apr 2016 #3

    Oh my god, thank you! Can't believe I missed what that did.. it worked! Marking as resolved.
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  4. Posts : 12,391
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Apr 2016 #4

    Du är välkommen / You are welcome
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  5.    10 Apr 2016 #5

    Re-opening this thread because today it went back into prioritizing Danish keyboard, again..
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    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Apr 2016 #6

    Did you check the settings, was it changed to Danish in Override for default input method?
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  7.    10 Apr 2016 #7

    Override was still on Swedish.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Apr 2016 #8

    I don't know what to do, to be honest. I am quite experienced in using and setting up multilingual Windows, both display language and input language. My input language is set to be Finnish, and it always stays as set, defaulting to Finnish when I sign in:

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    Did your boyfriend use the PC after you set the default input language to Swedish, changing the input to Danish?
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  9.    10 Apr 2016 #9

    No no, my boyfriend is home in Denmark right now and he uses his own PC, I just tend to like to write for example Helsinør etc. in the Danish type of ö instead of Swedish. I Don't know if the computer temporarily broke today with it or what.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       10 Apr 2016 #10

    Do you have separate user accounts on your PC, for him and for you? If not, that's what I recommend. When done set his default override to Danish, yours Swedish.

    In addition if you sometimes use Danish input in for instance an email app or word processor, select Let me set different input method for each app window:

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    This helps Windows to remember that even if and when you occasionally use other than default input method in an app, the main, system wide default should remain as set by you. When set you can test it works as planned by opening any app, let's say WordPad, and when WordPad window is active, change the input method to Danish. Now when you switch to any other app the input method should switch back to Swedish, and again switching back to WordPad the input method will automatically be switched to Danish.

    See the video about how this works:

    If this, different input method for apps is not set Windows sometimes remembers the last input method used before shutdown / sign out, and defaults to it when rebooted / signed back in.

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