By default, Windows 11/10 adds the keyboard layout based on your Region settings. However, if required, you can add multiple keyboard layouts. In this post, we will show you the steps to add or remove keyboard layout in Windows 11/10.
Switching to different layouts enables you to type all the characters for the language, including diacritics [a sign, such as tilded ‘n’ (‘ñ‘, ‘Ñ‘), which when written above or below a letter indicates a difference in pronunciation from the same letter when unmarked or differently marked]. Follow the below steps to add or remove the keyboard layout in Windows 11/10.
How to add Keyboard layout in Windows 11/10
In Windows 11 you see the Keyboard options here to add a Keyboard layout:
- Press Win+I to open Settings
- Select Time & Language
- Click on Language and Region
- Locate Keyboards > Installed keyboards
- Press Add a keyboard button and follow the steps.
In Windows 10, follow these steps:
- Open Settings
- Click Time & language
- Under its section, select Language
- Here Add or select a language
- Finally, Install or remove the keyboard layout
You can also choose to change a keyboard layout on Windows 10 but you need to have more than one added to it first. Now let us see the procedure in detail.
1] Open Windows 10 Settings
Hit the Windows key located in the lower-left corner of your computer screen and select ‘Settings’ option.
Choose ‘Time & language’ tile. Under its section, select ‘Language’ option.
2] Add or select a language
Next, under ‘Preferred Languages’ section visible on the right, choose ‘Add a preferred language’.
Choose the language you are looking to add and hit the ‘Next’ button. You can use the search box provided to find the desired language faster.
3] Install or remove the layout
Choose the language features you would like to install. If you are not intending to install some of the language features shown there, uncheck the box marked against these options and press the ‘install’ button.
Once installed, go to Windows display language section, select the language and choose ‘Options’.
Next, from the ‘Language Options’ window that opens, choose ‘Add a keyboard’ option.
How to remove Keyboard layout in Windows 11/10
In Windows 11, select the Keyboard layout, click on the 3-dots and click on Remove.
In Windows 10, to remove the layout, simply go to Windows display language section again and select the layout. Hit the ‘Remove’ button.
That’s it! This way you can choose to add or remove the keyboard layout in Windows 11/10.