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Keyboard Layout Preview

How to See a Keyboard Layout Preview in Windows 7
Published by Brink
20 May 2010
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How to See a Keyboard Layout Preview in Windows 7

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This will show you how to see a keyboard layout preview of a input language in Windows 7 and Vista.

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.

EXAMPLE: Keyboard Layout Preview
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OPTION ONE
Preview Keyboard Layout
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. Under the General tab, select a keyboard layout (ex: United States - International) under the input language (ex: Spanish (Mexico)) that contains that you want to preview, then click on the Properties button. (see screenshot below)
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4. When finished previewing, you can click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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5. Click on OK. (see screenshots below step 3)

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



OPTION TWO
Preview Keyboard Layout while Adding Input Language
1. While adding a input language, select and expand (click on + sign) the input language (ex: Spanish (Mexico)) that contains the keyboard layout that you want to preview. Next, expand the Keyboard option under the selected language. (see screenshot below)
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2. Select a keyboard layout (ex: United States - International) that you want to preview, and click on the Preview button. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: Make sure that you either leave the keyboard layout checked to add it, or unchecked to not add or remove it.

3. When finished previewing, you can click on Close in the preview window to return to "Add Input Language". (see screenshot below)
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4. You can now finish adding or removing a input language.
That's it,
Shawn




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20 May 2010   #1
ryo

 
 

shawn,,i ever seems when i used windows xp, i can configure the keyboard layout can run on startup..
at windows 7, that's can too configure to run at startup?


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20 May 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ryo,

You should be able to change the default input language with the keyboard layout you wanted to have it always be used at startup.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 May 2010   #3
ryo

 
 

thanks for quick reply, i means when login and the startup this appear on the desktop Name:  untitled.JPG
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i'm sure that's have something to copy on startup, or change some registry on it.

Thanks before.


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20 May 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Oh, I think you may mean the on-screen keyboard instead.
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20 May 2010   #5
ryo

 
 

yah that's i want.. thanks a lot.

cheers.
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20 May 2010   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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