How to add a language pack without adding a keyboard layout? How to remove a keyboard layout without removing the corresponding language pack?
If several keyboard are set up for a language pack, its possible to remove them until there is only one remaining, and then from that point the 'remove' option becomes greyed.
When I add a language pack (to get spellchecking, voice inputs, locale settings), windows automatically adds a keyboard layout corresponding to the language. (French in my case, ie 'azerty')
My laptop has an american keyboard, and with the international setting, keys like ^`'" are turned into dead keys, which makes it easy for me to type stuff like éèêï, basically removing the need for me to have a french keyboard.
I usually would not mind it, but in my case its annoying because I frequently have to switch my input language between english and japanese, which requires a keyboard switch. With french enabled, I have to press shift + alt twice to go from japanese to english, but only once for going from english to japanese.
I'm considering adding a dummy language so that I would consistently need to press shift + alt twice to switch between japanese and english, but I would much rather remove the french layout.