How do I bind an input language with a specific keyboard layout (English with English, Spanish with Spanish) in Windows 10?
The Windows OS allows several input languages. Each language can be used with the same or different keyboard layouts.
As a bilingual user (English and Spanish) I often switch between English and Spanish keyboard layouts. But the selection changes in Windows are confusing and limited. One keyboard shortcut (e.g. Ctrl + left shift) to change between input languages, and another shortcut (e.g. Left alt + shift) to change between keyboard layouts. The key sequence cannot be the same.
As if that were not Infuriating enough, pressing the Windows key + Spacebar switches the keyboard language as well. This leads to problems as the language is often changed by mistake.
If I just use the English language, but add two keyboard layouts (ex: English and Spanish), the change in keyboard layout won't show in the taskbar when switching.
This is a hassle for me when writing letters to my patients, as all those keystrokes add up. Also, when typing formal emails to colleagues that speak different languages, using the appropriate characters and accent marks makes me look much more professional (ex: español instead of espanol, cámara versus camara).
Have any of you found a decent workaround for this?