Do you need to type in multiple languages or use special characters? Changing your keyboard layout in Windows 10 can make typing easier and more efficient. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of changing the keyboard layout on your Windows 10 computer.
Step 1: Open the Settings App
To begin, you’ll need to access the Settings app on your Windows 10 computer. You can do this by clicking on the Start button in the lower-left corner of your desktop and then clicking on the gear icon. Alternatively, you can also press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Navigate to Time & Language
Once the Settings app is open, click on “Time & language” to access the regional and language settings for your computer.
Step 3: Access Language Settings
In the Time & language section, you’ll see a sidebar on the left-hand side of the window. Click on “Language” to access your computer’s language settings.
Step 4: Add a Preferred Language (Optional)
If the language you want to use for your keyboard layout is not already listed under the “Preferred languages” section, you’ll need to add it. To do this, click on the “+” icon next to “Add a preferred language” and search for the language you want to add. Once you’ve found it, click on it and then click “Next” followed by “Install” to add the language to your computer.
Step 5: Access Keyboard Options
Click on the language you want to change the keyboard layout for in the “Preferred languages” section. This will open a context menu. Click on “Options” to access the keyboard settings for that language.
Step 6: Add a Keyboard Layout
In the “Keyboards” section, click on the “+” icon next to “Add a keyboard.” This will display a list of available keyboard layouts for the selected language. Scroll through the list until you find the desired layout, then click on it to add it to your computer.
Step 7: Switch Between Keyboard Layouts
Now that you’ve added the desired keyboard layout, you can easily switch between layouts while typing. Press Windows key + Space on your keyboard to cycle through your available keyboard layouts, or click on the language icon in the taskbar and select the keyboard layout you want to use from the available options.
Changing the keyboard layout in Windows 10 is a simple and straightforward process that allows you to type in multiple languages or access special characters with ease. By following these steps, you can quickly add and switch between keyboard layouts to meet your typing needs.