I use 3 languages intensively on my iMac - English, Ukrainian and Russian. In some applications, however, I'd like the input to be automatically changed to a particular language.

For example, in software development applications, in console and in launchpad, I'd like to always get English turned on automatically.

Are there any ways to configure this?

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Go to Settings -> Keyboard and select the rightmost tab (Sorry only got German Os X at the moment, so I do not know the exact english words which will be displayed).

At the bottom there is a checkbox (the label is something with automatic change input source for documents ...) -> check it. Now you have to select the language for every document at first. But every time you switch back OS X will change the keyboard layout.

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