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    Spontaneous keyboard mapping changes

    I am with my son in Japan - he has a Japanese PC, Windows 8, US keyboard layout and 2 active languages . . . US English and Japanese.

    From time to time, for no reason that we can see, the keyboard mapping changes from US to UK (UK English is not an installed language) ie the @ key is in a different place.

    Some questions, please:

    1. What might be causing this unwanted change ? It happens in Word 10 but also in other applications. Might he be hitting a shortcut accidentally ?

    2. He knows the shortcut to change the LANGUAGE but not to change the keyboard MAPPING. The only way he's found to change it back is to restart the PC, which is tedious !! Is there a better way ?

    Many thanks for any insights you may have.

    Martin

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    This may explain what is happening in Word...

    https://support.office.com/en-in/art...4-ba9bbdf4a28e

    This discusses changing keyboard layouts...

    http://www.howtogeek.com/121169/how-...-in-windows-8/

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    Is it UK English that is showing up? The @ sign is a fair indicator but does the show?

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    Shift 3 for the pound sign.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks for the hints !

    I have turned off automatic detection of languages in Word and it seems to be fixed.

    If it comes back I'll repost, and I will also be able to answer Paul T's question !

    Many thanks.

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