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How to Add or Remove Keyboard Layouts in Windows 10


In Windows, you can configure your keyboard to use a different keyboard layout or input method to type in another language.

The language of your keyboard layout controls the characters that appear on your screen when you type. By using the different layouts, you can type all the characters for the language, including diacritics such as the umlaut () in German and the tilde () in Spanish.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Microsoft has updated the Keyboard Settings experience under the Time & Language Settings page to make it easier to use, and removed these settings from the Control Panel.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, Microsoft made the decision to remove the recently added Keyboard Settings page under Settings > Time & Language and will consider returning it in a future release. If youd like to add another keyboard to your language, you can do this as before from the Region & Language Settings page by selecting the language you wish to add to. Advanced keyboard settings (including overriding your default keyboard and emoji panel settings) are still available the link to this page has been moved to Settings > Devices > Typing.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove keyboard layouts for your account in Windows 10.


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Add or Remove Keyboard Layouts in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add or Remove Keyboard Layouts in Windows 10
To Add a Keyboard Layout in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Time & Language icon.

2. Click/tap on Region & language or Keyboard (build 17083 only) on the left side, and click/tap on Add a language on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the keyboard layout language you want to add, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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4. Check or uncheck the options you want, and click/tap on Install. (see screenshot below)

None of the available options need to be checked to only add a keyboard layout for the language.

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5. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






Add or Remove Keyboard Layouts in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add or Remove Keyboard Layouts in Windows 10
To Remove a Keyboard Layout in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Time & Language icon.

2. Click/tap on Region & language or Keyboard (build 17083 only) on the left side, click/tap on the added keyboard layout language you want to remove on the right side, and click/tap Remove. (see screenshot below)

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn