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Keyboard Layout - Change

How to Change the Keyboard Layout in Windows 7
Published by Brink
20 May 2010
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How to Change the Keyboard Layout in Windows 7

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This will show you how to change the keyboard layout to customize your keyboard for a specific input language or format. The keyboard layout controls which characters appear on the screen when you press the keys on your keyboard. Some input languages have several keyboard layouts; others have only one. This can make it easier to enter text or edit documents in multiple languages.

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Before you will be able to change the Keyboard layout, you must add a input language and keyboard layout that you want to use first.






OPTION ONE
To Change Default Input Language and Keyboard Layout

NOTE: This will allow you to select an added input language and keyboard layout to use as the default for all input fields in Windows 7.
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Region and Language icon.

2. Click on the Keyboards and Languages tab, then click on the Change keyboards button. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the Defualt input language section, click on the drop box and select a added input language and keyboard layout. (see screenshots below)
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4. Click on OK. (see screenshots above)

5. Click on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)



OPTION TWO
To Change Keyboard Layout from Language Bar

NOTE: The input language you select in this option will only stay set until you log out, shut down, or restart the computer. Afterwards, it will reset to the default input method set in OPTION ONE until changed.
1. Click on the Language bar (on taskbar (default) or desktop), then select (check) a input language with the keyboard layout you want to use. (see screenshots below)
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OPTION THREE
To Change Keyboard Layout from the Welcome Screen

NOTE: For example, on the CTRL+ALT+DELETE screen. The input language you select in this option will only stay set until you log out, shut down, or restart the computer. Afterwards, it will reset to the default input method set in OPTION ONE until changed.
1. On the Welcome screen, click the Keyboard layout button , and then select a input language with the keyboard layout you want to use. (see screenshot below)
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That's it,
Shawn



20 May 2010   #1
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Good one Shawn !!

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20 May 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Shyam.
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15 Mar 2014   #3
nicolaix

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

tks so much
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