If you want to use a different keyboard layout. Here are the steps to change the keyboard layout in Windows 10 and 11 operating systems.
During Windows installation, you will be prompted to select a language and keyboard layout. Depending on the language, Windows may automatically set the keyboard layout. If more than one language is arranged, you will be prompted to select one of them if necessary. For example, English has several keyboard layouts. Therefore, the OS will ask for the arrangement during setup.
If you want to switch between different languages or keyboards with different arrangements, you have to change the keyboard arrangement in Windows as well. Otherwise, you may not be able to type the way you want. After all, in some languages, pressing a key may produce a different result than expected.
Fortunately, if all the keyboard layouts you need are installed in Windows, you can change keyboard layouts and switch between multiple layouts with a few mouse clicks or a single keyboard shortcut.
- Change keyboard layout with keyboard shortcuts
- Switch keyboard layout in the language bar
- Change keyboard layout from the touchscreen keyboard <7
Shortcut keys to change keyboard layout
Windows has simple keyboard shortcuts to quickly change keyboard layout. Simply press the keyboard shortcut. Here is how to do it.
Change the keyboard layout with the keyboard shortcut “Windows key + Spacebar” .
Using the language bar to change keyboard layout
In addition to keyboard shortcuts, you can also use the icons on the language bar to change keyboard layout. If you already have multiple keyboard layouts/languages installed, the language bar icon will appear on the taskbar in Windows 10 and 11. You can make use of this for your work.
First, locate the language bar icon on the taskbar. Click it and a list of available keyboard layouts will appear. Click and select the layout of your choice.
Changing the keyboard layout from the touch keyboard
If you are using the touch keyboard, you can also change the keyboard layout using the touch keyboard options. Here is how to do it.
First, click the touch keyboard icon on the taskbar to display the touch keyboard on your screen. If the icon does not appear on the taskbar, it may be hidden. To display it, right-click on the taskbar and select “Taskbar Settings. Expand the “Taskbar Corner Icons” tab and turn on the “Touch Keyboard” option.
Next, select the desired keyboard layout. The layout will change immediately.
That’s it. Changing the keyboard layout in Windows is very easy.
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