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Re: mintty randomly switches keyboard-layout

Am 01.05.2012, 11:47 Uhr, schrieb Andy Koppe <>:

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.

True - it was set this way. I've deactivated it now and will see if it helps. Maybe I switched accidentally when doing Copy/Paste.

Helmut Karlowski

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