I’m sure most of you will find this information amusing, but the people with the fastest typing record don’t use the QWERTY-style keyboard. Confused? Actually, there are many keyboard layouts besides QWERTY that people use all over the world. It is just a standard as it was used in typewriters and has now spread to telephones and computers. But what if you want to experiment and try some new designs on your computer? Don’t worry, we will teach you how to change the keyboard layout in Windows 10.
How to change keyboard layout in Windows 10
It is quite easy to change the keyboard layout in Windows 10. For starters, Open the start menu, find the settings and open it.
Now, in the Windows settings options, select Time and language and click on language in the left sidebar.
On the language settings screen, find the Preferred languages option and click English or any other default language you have selected and click options
You will see the Keyboards tab at the bottom with QWERTY (US) as an option. This means that you are currently using the standard QWERTY layout. To change the layout, click add keyboard which will open a pop-up keyboard layout option. Now choose the design you want to addIn our case, I have selected the Dvorak design.
Once you select a new layout, it will appear in the keyboards tab. Remember, you can choose more than one design if you want.
Keyboard layout shortcut for easy toggling
Once you are done selecting the keyboard layout in Windows 10 that you want to use, there is no need to go through the long and arduous process that we discussed again. As soon as you add multiple keyboard layouts, you’ll see a new keyboard option in the far right corner of the taskbar. You can click on that icon and choose the layout you want.
Alternatively, you can also press Windows Key + Spacebar to toggle between keyboard layouts in an instant
How to remove a keyboard layout in Windows 10
If you are just experimenting and want to stick with the standard QWERTY type keyboard, you can keep the keyboard layout as standard. Otherwise, you can remove the layout by following the same steps you did when adding a new one.
Go to the settings, click the Time and language option and select the language in the sidebar. From the default language to the preferred language, click options. Select the keyboard section layout and click delete. That’s it. You have successfully removed the layout. Easy right?
Final comments: How to change the keyboard layout in Windows 10
I hope the whole process was easy to follow. Remember to use the Windows key + space bar together to toggle between multiple keyboard layouts. In case you are simply looking to improve your typing skills and speed, check out these apps right away!
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