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Sometimes when I'm typing, text orientation changes from LTR to RTL, but I am not able to find any shortcut to change the text direction on Windows.

How can I change the text direction inside a text box or a text area?

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After a lot of search, I was able to do this. Hold LeftCtrl then press LeftShift to make text LTR. Similarly, hold RightCtrl then press RightShift to make text RTL. – user960567 Sep 8 '12 at 14:04
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To switch between RTL (Right-To-Left) and LTR (Left-To-Right) text directions, you need to click Ctrl+Shift:

  • Left Ctrl+Left Shift for LTR.

  • Right Ctrl+Right Shift for RTL.

To change the direction of the whole text, select all of it (Ctrl+A) before changing the text direction.

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Yes I have found this recently. Thanks – user960567 Sep 8 '12 at 14:06
Is there a way to disable these? The only times I hit them is by accident. – n611x007 Dec 21 '12 at 6:55
Dear @amiregelz, unfortunately your link doesn't contain the solution. I've already disabled the Ctrl+Shift shortcut there, but the page is about keyboard layouts, not writing directions. – gogowitsch Sep 28 '14 at 8:43
What if you only have a Left Ctrl and not a Right one? – Trejkaz May 4 '15 at 4:35

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