I have 3 languages on my computer (has recently added French) and switching them with default Alt+Shift is really annoying, because sometimes you can type the wrong symbol if you forget the language you are using at the moment. I use French, but not so often as the other two.

So, my question is: can one bind a certain key or key combination to switch to only this one language?

  • Okay, guys, the question is closed, because I've found Autohotkey, and it suits all my needs. Thanks for your answers. May 27, 2016 at 19:32
  • Ah, and for anyone interested, here's a link to the script threads. I've binded the language switching to Capslock too. It still functions, but you need to press Shift + Capslock instead. +CAPSLOCK::CAPSLOCK Capslock:: Send {Shift Down}{Alt Down}{Alt Up}{Shift Up} RETURN French language is not on the panel, so it doesn't get in the way when cycling through languages with Capslock, but I can switch to it by pressing RCtrl. May 28, 2016 at 8:26

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Follow the Steps:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Tap Clock, Language, and Region.

Clock, Language, and Region

  1. Choose Language.


  1. Open Advanced settings.

Advanced settings

  1. Click Change language bar hot keys.

Change language bar hot keys

  1. Select the Language for which you want the short-cut (In my case Hindi) & click Change Key Sequence.

Change Key Sequence

  1. Select Enable Key Sequence & configure the Keyboard shortcut as required.

Enable Key Sequence

  1. Click OK & yo are done.
  • OP is using Windows 7 where the instructions are slightly different.
    – DavidPostill
    May 27, 2016 at 10:45
  • Thanks for the input. It works, but the problem is, you can still access the third language with normal alt + shift. Is there a way to isolate it somehow? And another thing, can one possibly change the key sequence? I guess you have to edit registry for this. May 27, 2016 at 17:46
  • Yes you can isolate Alt' + 'Shift . Just select the Between input languages & then Change Key Sequence. Select them to Not assigned & you are done. Which key sequence you mean.?? Yes you can change it. May 27, 2016 at 18:47

You could probably setup a link which executes a script like this article shows (You can add key combinations to links).

  • And how exactly do I add them? May 26, 2016 at 18:37
  • Welcome to superuser and thanks for your contribution. Unfortunately, this is not a good answer because it leaves the person who has a problem with a lot of stuff to figure out. Add some steps about what to do and screenshots. Please read How to Answer before answering. May 27, 2016 at 7:56

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