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Jul 5, 2014

my Keyboard language input keeps changing from English (UK) to English (US)... pretty much all of my passwords have an @ sign in them so you can imaging how annoying this is lol.

This seems heavily related to my mouse - SteelSeries - World of Warcraft : Cataclysm? MMO Gaming Mouse / the control panel for that mouse as it only started happening after installing this mouse (both home and work pc).

I have tried to add English (US) >> Set it as Primary >> Then remove English (US).

Doing this removes the English (US) keyboard completely which is what I want/expect but then it comes back again after a short while?

Is it possible to change the English (US) keys to match that of the English (UK) so even if it does change to English (US) it wouldn't be a problem anyway?

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