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I'm using windows 8.1 & working with 2 languages - English & Hebrew. English is used as the main language.

My problems is that when I go between apps the input language keeps changing, it doesn't keep the last state of language so a lot of times I find out that I'm writing in the wrong language.

Example - I'm typing an address on Chrome in English, then going to Windows + R & typing a network path, then realizing that I wrote it in Hebrew & not in English.

On language preferences - English is on the top. On advanced settings - Override Display - English is chosen. On advanced settings - Override default input - English is chosen.
Formats - English (United states) Location - United states

I've read a lot of threads here & on other forums & didn't find an answer.

I'll appreciate any help.

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  • Are you pressing Shift+Alt perhaps? It selects the next input language without an on-screen prompt. – bertieb Aug 30 '15 at 15:07
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The currently assigned shortcut key(s) for switching language might be something you do not expect.

In the same manner as described here for Redhat and Ubuntu Linux, there are keyboard shortcuts set up in Windows (still per default?) for swithching between English and an installation language dependent setting for the Keyboard.
Setting: Alt+Space if I don't remember wrong.

Please check 'Control Panel' > 'Keyboard'.
I believe it is also reachable via 'Region & Language settings'

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  • I'm not using the keyboard for changing language. I'm typing, minimizing the screen, pressing win key + r to enter a path or just opening another application & the input language changes. It can be from English to Hebrew or the other way. – kfirf Aug 31 '15 at 16:48
  • Updated the info above. – Hannu Aug 31 '15 at 16:52
  • I don't use any shortcut keys, just switching between application with the mouse. os language is english & I added a hebrew keyboard as well. – kfirf Sep 1 '15 at 16:05

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