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I've got three input languages on my Windows machine (Russian, English and French). However, I only use the French keyboard once in a blue moon. So I want the Alt + Shift combo to cycle between Russian and English, so French would only be available via the menus. Is that possible?

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I've discovered a program called Keyla that seems to do exactly what I want. – Pavel Fomin Feb 20 '12 at 16:59

You can set the key combination for switching between languages or keyboard layouts in the Advanced Key Setting dialog box. To open the Advanced Key Setting dialog box, right-click the Language bar, and then click Settings. Under Preferences, click Key Settings.

Or look at control panel for language bar settings.


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Thanks, but you don't seem to have understood the question. I'm asking about the possibility to make that key combination NOT switch to some input languages. Giving French its own shortcut doesn't solve that. – Pavel Fomin Feb 18 '12 at 6:54
If French is chosen as input language, it will come to that keyboard shortcut cycle. That's what that shortcut is for. To remove it from shortcut, you have to remove French as input language. – Bibhas Feb 18 '12 at 7:07
So there are no ways to remove it from the shortcut without removing it altogether? – Pavel Fomin Feb 18 '12 at 7:33
Shortcut is just a way to do a certain action quickly. In this case to change between the keyboard layouts you chose. So, No. If you do not use a layout, just remove it. You can then, once in a blue moon, add French again and use it. That's better than cycling through it everyday. – Bibhas Feb 18 '12 at 9:45

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