What is the hotkey to switch between keyboard layouts in windows, while in some application? I tried CTRL+shift and ALT+shift but it didn't work.

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    Try Left Alt+Shift. Also specify your version of Windows.
    – Atzmon
    Oct 3, 2016 at 6:27
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    Alt+Shift - Windows 7 and Win button + Space Win 8 and 10 Oct 3, 2016 at 6:29
  • you can post that as an answer. Sep 9, 2020 at 13:02

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On Windows 10 press Win + Space to cycle through the languages. You may need to press multiple times until you see the overlay.

  • The best way to do it! Alt+Shif only pops the box with keyboard langs but you have to click on it to switch Dec 3, 2020 at 14:54

For me, it's CTRL+SHIFT to switch between keyboard layouts within the same language culture. I never set this manually, and I'm using Windows 10.

  • although there is no feedback on the screen, the language bar still says, US keyboard, but that is the global working answer
    – Jew
    Dec 3, 2020 at 18:17
  • Yes I still wonder who on earth came up with that. Every time you press something like Ctrl+Shift+F (global find in some IDEs for example) it silently changes the layout. And it's so hard to find that settings dialog to disable it.
    – Trass3r
    Dec 3, 2020 at 21:52

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