For the sake of completeness. Apparently the smarter way is:
@andy, did you really had to reject the proposal? I (and probably many others) have multiple keyboard layouts on windows. I have my own hybrid containing US layout with German umlauts placed so I can also type in German without having to remap my muscle memory. The default key for this in windows is Ctrl+Shift. I believe the request is valid and ctrl+shift is not very acceptable. There should be a way to toggle it. And to be able to directly drop material on sub-objects.
German keyboard layout is horrific. Every symbol is misplaced. Same goes for the French one.