I have two languages on my Windows 8.1 computer: English and Russian.

When I use Alt+Shift while the language is set to English, everything is working as it's supposed to; however, using this shortcut when I have Russian language doesn't change it back to English.

I've tried to change the shortcut to Ctrl+Shift and it's working just fine. Win+Spacebar is also working fine.

The problem suddenly appeared today; there weren't any Windows or driver updates.


You might need to set a keyboard shortcut for each language with windows 8 for more Click Here it explain how to switch between keyboard input languages.

  • The thing is that I want to do the same thing as in this instruction, but it just doesn't work for me. Thank you for replying! – nooby Apr 24 '16 at 14:24
  • Read the explanation under this header **How to Switch Between Input Languages via Keyboard Shortcuts ** look for it here you have to change the settings in "Control Panel -> Clock, Language, and Region -> Language". – user555689 Apr 24 '16 at 14:59
  • My settings are the same as in this instruction, and it's working as intended, but only when i'm switching from Eng to Rus, it doesn't work the other way, meaning that i can't switch using Alt+Shift from Rus to Eng, but Win+Space is working, and what's that i want to solve, i want Alt+Shift working all the time. I know how to assign and change shortcuts. – nooby Apr 24 '16 at 15:27

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