mintty randomly switches keyboard-layout

Andy Koppe
Tue May 1 09:47:00 GMT 2012

On 1 May 2012 10:32, Helmut Karlowski wrote:
> Hi,
> 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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