my problem is a simple one but clearly the solution is not as I've spent the last two hours searching to find a solution. My wife has a French computer with Windows XP in French... Therefore the default Language and keyboard is in French. I am English and touch type and therefore don't give a damn about what's actually written on the keys, I just want to be able to change the Language and keyboard to UK English and for it to stay there until its switched back. The Alt (left) + shift changes the language as can be seen on the language toolbar but the moment you seem to do anything, it switches back to French. I don't want to use different logins as I often help my wife on the computer but it drives me crazy when the keyboard language keeps switching. For example. Close all Windows so that just the desktop is displayed. Select UK English using Alt + shift. Then open InternetExplorer. guess what it changes back to French. So switch again using Alt+ shift because the application is clearly application dependent. Now click on the address bar to type a URL and low and behold it's changed back to French again. Even when you stay within Internet Explorer and you right click and open in another tab it changes the language back to French.
I've seen a lot written on this subject but nobody seems to have an answer and I am not alone with this problem Is there a registry setting so that the application will not look at the default language but take that which is currently set. Are there any thirty party solutions to the problem? Does Windows Vista or Windows 7 also have this very very annoying problem?
Thanks to all who take the time to reply and save my sanity