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How to change keyboard layout windows 10

Today we are going to show you how to change the Windows 10 keyboard layout. Sometimes the keys are not correctly configured. Therefore, they do not respond to the corresponding character. This is the case of the letter ñ in the Spanish language. Similarly, there are other signs specific to each language. And without a correct configuration, they are not displayed properly. Well, Windows provides different keyboard layouts available. Moreover, it is easy to add and change them. Let’s see how to do it.

How to add a keyboard layout in Windows 10

When Windows is installed, it comes with a default keyboard layout. Generally, this matches the user’s language. If this is not the case, it is necessary to add it on our own. The first thing you have to do is to go to Windows Settings. Once there, please click on Time & Language.

Windows Settings>Time & Language

On the next screen, please click on Language. You will immediately see the languages present in the system. Please click on the default language. Finally, click on Options.

Entering the language options
Entering the language options

Below are the available keyboard layouts. Please click on Add a keyboard. In the drop-down list, please select any of them. Also, just repeat the procedure to add any keyboard layout.

How to change the keyboard layout in Windows.

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Once the keyboard has been added, we can configure it. In addition, we can do it from the taskbar. Just click on the language indicator. Consequently, the menu of available keyboards will be displayed. Consequently, you only have to choose one.

Selecting a new Windows keyboard layout.
Selecting a new Windows keyboard layout.

How to change the keyboard language using keyboard shortcuts

There are several keyboard combinations that allow you to change the keyboard layout quickly. In fact, if you put the cursor over the language section in the taskbar, one of them appears. Here are the three keyboard shortcuts available for this task:

  • Win+Espace: This is the new shortcut in Windows 10 to change the keyboard layout. Also, it should work whenever there is more than one language installed. Just press the Windows key and then the space bar. Also, if you press it repeatedly, the different layouts will be selected.
  • Alt+Shift: The classic shortcut to change the keyboard language. However, it has a limitation. And it is that in some versions of Windows 10, it only offers information about the installed language.
  • Control+Shift: An alternative keyboard shortcut to Alt+Shift

At the end of the day, we have seen how to change the keyboard layout in Windows 10. This is beneficial, as the language should match the keyboard layout. Otherwise, some keys will not work properly. Bye!

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