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    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10

    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10

    How to Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10
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    05 May 2018
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    How to Set Default Keyboard Layout 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.

    If you have more than one added keyboard layout, you can set one to be the default.

    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 set a default keyboard layout for your account in Windows 10.


    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10
    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

    2. Click/tap on Typing on the left side, and click/tap on the Advanced keyboard settings link on the right side under More keyboard settings. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Select the keyboard layout you want as default in the Override for default input method drop menu. (see screenshot below)

    Use language list is to use the default keyboard layout for the language at the top of your language list.

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

    Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Set Default Keyboard Layout in Windows 10
    Set Default Keyboard Layout in PowerShell

    1. Open PowerShell.

    2. Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. Make note of each LanguageTag (ex: "en-US" and "en-GB") for your added languages. (see screenshot below)
    3. Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Set-WinUserLanguageList -LanguageList LanguageTag1, LanguageTag2, etc... -Force

    Substitute LanguageTag1, LanguageTag2, etc... in the command above for each LanguageTag (ex: "en-US" and "en-GB") from step 2 above for your added keyboard layouts.

    The LanguageTag (ex: "en-US") you use for LanguageTag1 in the command will be set as your default keyboard layout.

    For example: Set-WinUserLanguageList -LanguageList en-US, en-GB -Force

    Any LanguageTag (ex: "en-US" and "en-GB") from step 2 above not included in this command will cause that keyboard layout to be removed.

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    4. You can now close PowerShell if you like.

    That's it,

  1.    23 Jan 2018 #1

    as add

    silent way
    run as admin in cmd or directly in powershell or in your script [I use autoit]

    PowerShell.exe -Command Set-WinUserLanguageList -LanguageList en-US, ro-RO -force
    this command will set 2 keyboards , can be only one ore more ,
    anyway the first will be default on boot
    AND AND will delete/overwrite any old settings for keyboard(s)

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       23 Jan 2018 #2

    Thank you @oneLess. I have added that as Option Two in the tutorial. :)
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