I use Dvorak drivers with a regular keyboard, while the rest of my family types in Qwerty on their logins. I also have a Japanese IME installed, and a Greek keyboard layout.
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When Windows kept making Qwerty the default for my stuff, I got rid of the English Qwerty keyboard drivers altogether, and installed Ireland Qwerty for any time I'd need to have Qwerty (some games don't let you switch keys, so occasionally I need it). This solved the major problem I was having at the time. It's been a couple Windows changes since then, and now we have Windows 10, but I'm pretty sure the problem I'm about to describe was happening before we got Windows 10.
A lot of times I leave my Windows login up when I go to bed, and other people use the computer (on their logins), and then when I come back to my login, the keyboard is screwy. (I'm 100% sure they aren't pranking me.) But it's not only screwy, it claims that it's not screwy, so there's no way for me to fix it by changing settings; rebooting usually works.
"Screwy" here means: Either it's Qwerty, or it's a weird hybrid mix where most of the keys are Qwerty but the Dvorak punctuation remains, so I can't type any of the letters that Dvorak turned into punctuation (QWEZ mostly). It hasn't done this for a while so I might be misrecalling the details of that hybrid weirdness but it is bizarre.
"Lies" here means: When I go into the settings, it claims that Dvorak is the only English keyboard installed, like "I don't know what you're talking about, why would you need to switch drivers? See? Everything's fine!"
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This is how it's supposed to look (which is fine, right after I reboot):
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I did at one point go through Windows technical support (the legit ones, not the scammers that often call our house) for this issue, and they figured out that there were two keyboard driver files or something, and deleted one of them, and then it was working so it seemed to be solved, but obviously this is not the case. I don't feel that they ever explained how it got to be this way and thus how I can prevent it from happening again.
Maybe someone here can tell me what the heck is going on?
P.S. Hope I got all the typos; chalk any I missed up to typing with the wrong keyboard.
Edited by Kilyle, 02 June 2016 - 01:46 AM.