Wrong keyboard layout

How many times have you typed an entire URL looking at your keyboard only to lift your eyes and see that you’ve used the wrong keyboard layout? How many times have you typed your email into some obscure form on the internet only to find that you’ve typed some unintelligible gibberish in Hebrew, Russian or Farsi?

Well, no more! Recaps, that tiny utility that lets you switch your keyboard layout using the almost forgotten Capslock key, can now fix text you’ve typed with the wrong language selected. Just hit Ctrl-Capslock as soon as you discover your mistake and the text will be replaced with what you actually intended to type. I’ve only tested it with Hebrew and Russian, the languages I personally use on a regular basis, but it should work with any language supported by Windows. Let me know if it doesn’t.

5 Comments on “Wrong keyboard layout”


By tasc. May 26th, 2008 at 17:23

woot! I’ve been looking for ages for something like this. Thanks a lot.

By On. January 2nd, 2009 at 20:19

It’s addictive: once you get used to Recaps, you can’t do without it.

By Dotan Cohen. April 25th, 2009 at 11:20

Thanks, but is there anything like this for Ubuntu? I currently use http://gibberish.co.il to translate Hebrew gibberish, including Hebrew/English typed in the wrong language.

Note that there is a feature request for KDE to have this automatically built into the system:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172791

By Rawman. August 2nd, 2009 at 15:24

Thanx, pal, I love this thing! Great job!

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