Do you regularly type in different languages on your Mac? One of the great features of macOS is that it makes switching between different keyboard languages straightforward. This blog post will guide you through the process step-by-step.
Adding a New Language to Your Keyboard
To add a new language to your keyboard, follow these steps:
- Click on the Apple Menu and select System Preferences.
- Click on Keyboard.
- Go to the Input Sources tab.
- Click on the ‘+’ button to add a new language.
- You’ll see a list of languages that you can add to your keyboard. Scroll through and select the one you desire.
- Click Add.
Switching Between Keyboard Languages
Now that you’ve added a new keyboard language, how do you switch between them? It’s simple:
- Look to the right of your menu bar — you’ll see a flag representing the current keyboard language.
- Click on this flag to see a dropdown menu with all the keyboard languages you have added.
- Select the language you want to switch to.
Hotkey for Switching Languages
To make switching between languages even quicker, macOS allows you to set up a hotkey. Here’s how:
- Go back to System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources.
- Check the box next to “Use Input Menu Shortcuts.”
- You can then choose the shortcut you’d like to use for switching languages.
Now you can fluidly switch between languages while typing on your Mac. Whether you’re bilingual or learning a new language, this feature is sure to enhance your experience.