Which key combination did I push on my keyboard?

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Which key combination did I push on my keyboard?
« on: 26/11/2009 00:23:17 »
I accidentally pushed a key combination on my keyboard and it switched to the "French Canadian" keyboard and many of the keys are wrong. Don't know how to undo. Drives me crazy! I want the US keyboard setting.

Help!

(For some VERY strange reason, the keyboard is normal again. If someone knows why, I would appreciate it. I suffered this strange keyboard setting for too long to not want to know how it happened and how to remedy it.)
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« Reply #1 on: 26/11/2009 01:02:28 »
Apparently there is a choice to switch languages: "Left Alt+shift" or "Ctrl+shift" ...

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http://www.collect.org/Help/howtochangekeyboardlayoutforfrenchcanadian.html

Presumably if you select "None" your keyboard cannot accidentally go Franšais again.
« Last Edit: 26/11/2009 01:08:18 by RD »

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« Reply #2 on: 26/11/2009 02:17:53 »
Thank you. This was very helpful. I do not have the same keyboard window (as shown above) so I cannot prevent this change from occurring, but I am certain it is the CTRL/Shift key combo that does that. I do not have a language option in the keyboard properties window. Anyhow, thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: 26/11/2009 03:03:35 »
The "None" option, (i.e. no hotkeys for language switch), is available in Vista ...

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« Reply #4 on: 26/11/2009 03:05:37 »
Are you sure your francophile isn't corrupted?
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« Reply #5 on: 26/11/2009 06:15:14 »
DD, I'd give you a call to sort this out, but my francophone seems to be banjaxed at the moment.
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« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2009 08:44:07 »
my current favorite april fool, disvovered by accidental key press is ctrl, alt, cursor down.  Hours of sweary fun

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« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2009 09:48:40 »
And what does that do? (He asks not daring to try it...)

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« Reply #8 on: 26/11/2009 10:00:01 »
It changes the screen orientation to match the cursor key pressed. 

(I have actually found this useful when using a netbook to review a document by changing the orientation 90░...  I have not managed to work out why anyone (even our antipodean chums) would want the display permanently upside down)


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« Reply #9 on: 26/11/2009 10:19:55 »
I have not managed to work out why anyone (even our antipodean chums) would want the display permanently upside down

If the display was mounted horizontally, like a tabletop, it could be useful to rotate the image 180o.

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« Reply #10 on: 26/11/2009 17:48:15 »
I have not managed to work out why anyone (even our antipodean chums) would want the display permanently upside down)


Well, if you had to lie on your back, you could look at the screen via a mirror mounted at 45 degrees above your head.
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« Reply #11 on: 26/11/2009 19:42:39 »
It changes the screen orientation to match the cursor key pressed. 
Using which software?