Tip #104 – Windows

Windows: The French (keyboard) must be stopped!

In an earlier tip, I explained that you can accidentally change your keyboard language by pressing the [CTRL][SHFT] keyboard combination. Excel users (well, efficient Excel users) are more likely to do this because the keyboard shortcut for selecting to the very bottom of a range of data in Excel is [CTRL][SHFT] ↓

 

Since [CTRL][SHFT] caused the French characters to start appearing (you get an é when you type a ? mark) that same key combination ([CTRL][SHFT]) pressed once (if you have two keyboard languages installed on your computer) or twice (if you have three keyboard languages installed) can fix the problem – temporarily.

 

But who wants to have to keep fixing this issue manually?

 

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