How to Stop Keyboard from Switching Languages in Windows 10

In the case of multiple keyboard scenarios, things get complicated. Keyboard language keeps changing on its own because of the keyboard changes as you type. The reason behind keyboard changing and switching languages can be accidentally hitting shortcuts like Alt + Shift keys, Win Key + Space keys, or lastly Ctrl + Shift keys.

Stop keyboard from switching languages in Windows 10

Well, if your Windows 10 keyboard language changes on its own and you want to stop your keyboard from switching languages, two best ways will help you fix it:

  • 1st Setting a different input method for each app window
  • 2nd Changing Language Settings under the Administrative Tab

Setting a different input method for each app window

You can easily set a different input method that’s different than the other by choosing a language from “Use language list” (recommended) field in Windows 10 “Advanced keyboard settings.” This method essentially targets toward making sure that the shortcut keys don’t change the keyboard language.

To disable the change in layout, you need to follow these steps:

  1. First of all, Go to Settings and choose Language and Input.
  2. After that, type “Switching input methods.” Doing so will open “Advanced keyboard settings” with this option inside.
  3. Place a checkmark on the box that says “Let me set a different input method for each app window.”
  4. Tap on the Save button, and Restart your device.

The setting can quickly be accessed under Settings > Devices > Typing > Advanced Keyboard settings.

Now, this will make sure that you’re choosing the keyboard which is going to be used for a particular app. Normally, when you change keyboard while using an app, Windows tends to remember that so that you don’t have to set it up again.

Except for this, the “Advanced keyboard settings” page in your Windows 10 device allows you to override the default input method which could be different from the first one you were using in your language list.  Finally, you may find that there are a “Language bar options,” which comes in handy for switching between keyboards rather fast.

Changing Language Settings under the Administrative Tab

  1. Go to the “Settings”
  2. Tap “Time and Language”
  3. Select “Language”
  4. And go to “Administrative language settings.”
  5. Under the Administrative Tab, tap “Copy Settings.”
  6. Here, you have to make sure that all Display language, Input language, and Format are set in English (United States). Or else, it can be whatever you want to have.
  7. Now, you need to mark two checkboxes in “Copy your current settings” to “Welcome screen and system accounts & New user accounts.”
  8. After that, tap OK and exit.

Last but not least, you may be looking forward to disabling those shortcut combinations by which your keyboard settings can accidentally be changed.

Having various keyboards on your Windows 10 device is not a piece of cake. Still many of us need to use them on a regular basis. Thus, this switching between keyboards is very irritating.

All the best! Hope these solutions worked for you!

Harry Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Harry Williams has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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