I have Windows 10 installed on my machine. I am using the keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard languages(layouts). For instance, I use Ctrl+1 to switch to my primary language.

If I press Ctrl+1 inside Skype, Skype starts to die slowly and painfully. It just becomes Not responding and hangs like this forever until killed.

I am used to switch languages like this too strong. It is too strange and Microsoft should feel ashamed for not being able to test two of it's greatest products together.

In order to reproduce:

  1. Use Windows 10
  2. Download Skype latest version. I use
  3. Right click The Language Bar (in the bottom-right corner, next to the clock) -> Settings.
  4. Click Advanced Settings
  5. Click Change language bar hotkeys (under the section Switching input methods).
  6. Add a key sequence for any language you want.
  7. Inside Skype, press the key sequence you set before.
  8. Skype will hang Close it with the Task Manager

How can this be fixed?

  • Have you tested and confirmed that actually it's a bug ? I mean from other machines etc? – SeanClt Apr 22 '16 at 23:04
  • @SeanClt No, I did not. I did, however, a clean reinstall of Windows and Skype. Skype hangs every single time, with any keyboard shortcut set. – Daniels Šatcs Apr 22 '16 at 23:07
  • So how do you know it's not just you it could be specific to your machine your hardware or graphic card – SeanClt Apr 22 '16 at 23:08
  • You should add step step instructions so somebody else can confirm if it's actually an issue – SeanClt Apr 22 '16 at 23:08
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    @AlexChe The saddest thing is, Windows 10 and Skype both are Microsoft's products and the bug report have been submitted several times since Windows 10 release. That's very irresponsible from their side. – Daniels Šatcs May 20 '16 at 13:01

This can be fixed by installing Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607).

  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. - From Review – Burgi Sep 3 '16 at 20:55
  • @burgi Why is this not an answer? – DavidPostill Sep 3 '16 at 21:00
  • @burgi Thanks, I've edited my post to make it answer the question. – Alex Che Sep 3 '16 at 21:07
  • Wow thank you! Installing this update helped. Took them a year to fix it though.. – Daniels Šatcs Sep 4 '16 at 14:07
  • @DavidPostill it doesn't explain why this particular update fixes the issue. – Burgi Sep 4 '16 at 22:53

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