I'm Austrian - therefore I want my keyboard to be in German, all the time so I can write ü,ö,ä, etc. and not having z and y change places (QWERTZ-keyboard).

But I want all apps, and everything on my laptop to be in English. Until now everything worked well but about a week ago something changed. Maybe I'm pressing some keyboard shortcut all the time but the keyboard layout constantly changes to english. I tried changing it in the settings

"Settings >> Time & Language >> Region & Language >> Advanced Keyboard Settings >> Language Bar Options >> Advanced Key Settings >> Setting everything to None"

But that didn't work. Does anyone know how I can change my language to English on my Windows 10 Notebook but keep the keyboard layout for German all the time and disabling ALL keyboard-shortcuts which would change that keyboard layout again.

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  • Just remove the US keyboard (and keep the only the layout you're actually using). – GabrielaGarcia Sep 2 '18 at 21:35
  • @GabrielaGarcia where can I remove keyboards? I can only remove languages, which I don't want to. – Féileacán Sep 2 '18 at 21:44
  • Click the first Language listed - this is your system language - then Options and you'll see the keyboards. – GabrielaGarcia Sep 2 '18 at 21:49
  • @GabrielaGarcia mHm, that didn't work very well. I could change the keyboard language but still I have somewhere an UK keyboard, although my languge is the irish english? – Féileacán Sep 2 '18 at 22:10
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    The screenshots show everything is as I suggested. So, you're saying it changes to anther layout even if not present in settings? If that's the case I can only suggest rebooting after confirming the settings. If you notice the same behavior then maybe something else is wrong with yor Windows, it definitely shouldn't be toggling to a keyboard that isn't there. – GabrielaGarcia Sep 2 '18 at 22:32

According to your description, I test in my Windows 10 environment.

Way 1:

According to your screenshot, you may add German keyboard in Settings->Region & language-> Languages->English (United States)->Options:

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Then we get the German keyboard as below, it is an English(United States)-based German keyboard:

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Way 2:

I think we can try to add German keyboard in Settings->Region & language-> Languages->Add a language.

Then we get the German keyboard as below, it is an German(Austria)-based German keyboard:

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I think keyboard-shortcuts in way 2 does not affect the keyboard layout, so we do not disable keyboard-shortcuts, we can also use switch the input method with the mouse. And keyboard-shortcuts in way 2 may affect the keyboard layout, because it is an English(United States)-based German keyboard.

We can try Way 2, hope it helps.

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