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Re: mintty randomly switches keyboard-layout
- From: Andy Koppe <andy dot koppe at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 10:47:18 +0100
- Subject: Re: mintty randomly switches keyboard-layout
- References: <op.wdmh3ufdofd6j1@nebbiolo>
On 1 May 2012 10:32, Helmut Karlowski wrote:
> I notice quite often that my german keyboard-layout in mintty gets changed
> into an english one. Alt-F8 (Reset) does not bring back the german layout,
> so I can only exit and restart mintty. I think it mostly happens when doing
> Copy/Paste-operations using Ctrl-Ins/Shift-Ins but I'm not sure about this.
> Is there a way to avoid this or to reset the layout back to german?
> I'm using mintty 1.0.3 on cygwin 1.7.13.
I'd suspect a system-wide shortcut for switching keyboard layout.
Those are well hidden in the Control Panel, under 'Region and
Languages -> Keyboard and Languages -> Change Keyboard -> Advanced Key
Settings' (on an English Windows 7). Looks like the default shortcut
for switching between input languages is 'Left Alt + Shift', which
might collide with shortcuts in terminal applications.
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