How to change your Keyboard Layout in windows 10: 2 easy steps…2 mins read

You want to change your keyboard layout and you don’t know how to do it? It easier than you think.

Most of the time, typing with the default keyboard layout that came with your Windows 10 PC is going to be just fine; however, if you ever want a special character to be one simple keystroke away or you want to personalize your keyboard, changing the configuration of your keyboard can be a big help.

When I go into some sites that require special characters, I simply change my keyboard layout by pressing Windows button + Spacebar and then I type.

I’m going to walk you step by step through the process.

How to add a keyboard layout in Windows 10

Click on the start menu. The start menu is the windows icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on Settings 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on Time and language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on Language

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Either click Add a Language to add a language that’s not existing or select the Language you wish to add a keyboard layout too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on Options 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Add a Keyboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, select the keyboard you want to add.

Now that you have added your keyboard layout, lets now look at how to change the keyboard layout in windows when you want to type.

 

How to change the keyboard layout in Windows 10

Please note, that to change a keyboard layout using the following method, you need to have more than one keyboard layout added to your language settings(see top post)..

  1. Press and hold the windows key
  2. Then press the Space bar  together

Pressing the space bar multiple times will alternate through the list of keyboard layouts you have; the layout you currently have selected will always be highlighted. See the image above for an example.

If you want more information about changing from one language keyboard to another, click here

        A quick walkthrough…

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