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Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby kevo on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:31 pm

I believe someone have this problem as well.
In my system I have two languages, English UK and other non-English.
When I start CS:S, or some other games from Steam, English US is added to my tray (but not in control panel).
Does anyone of you have this problem or is it just me?
It is really annoying.


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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby ApacheFlame on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:01 pm

I sometimes have a similar problem as I have English and Mandarin on my windows set up. Occasionally steam will decide it wants to switch independently of windows. I can't remember the key combination that does it, but the way to turn it back is to right click on a chat window, specifically your typing area (sorry, words are failing me), and then click language and select English.
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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby Security on Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:06 am

The key combination Apache mentions is Alt+Shift.
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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby kevo on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:10 pm

I can't believe that only one person has the problem that reminds mine.
Maybe my question was not clear?
There are Brits on this board who, I am sure, uses UK keyboard layout. Well, probably they don't have any other layout and it is hard to notice the change.


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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby ApacheFlame on Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:51 pm

I am a Brit ;)
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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby Binerexis on Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:30 am

I have three or four layouts and haven't had this problem.
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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby kevo on Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:59 pm

Binerexis, what games do you play?
Is there US keyboard layout among the others?


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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby Binerexis on Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:30 pm

TF2, Borderlands, CS:GO and CS:S occasionally among a whole host of others.

The layouts are:

English UK
English US
Japanese
Swedish
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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby kevo on Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:34 pm

Binerexis wrote:English US


That's right, since you have US already, you cannot see this problem.


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Re: Keyboard layouts and Steam

Postby Little_Devil on Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:08 pm

Game manufacturers create games for the largest market, which historically is the U.S. Market, so defaults to the U.S. keyboard layout.
I have seen some games revert to this default kb layout whenever there has been a problem with the config file, which gives your own KB options. The file for one reason or another becomes corrupt, or there is a read error on the HDD, and the default is loaded.

This is of course is completely independent of Windows itself, which has its own layouts that you can set up, even changing the default layout, and deleting the U.S. layout.
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