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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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    11 Feb 2018
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    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.

    This tutorial will show you how to set a default keyboard layout for your account in Windows 10.

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    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 Time & Language icon.
    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, you will need to click/tap on the Devices icon instead.

    2. Click/tap on Region & language on the left side, click/tap on the keyboard layout language you want to set as default, and click/tap Set as default. (see screenshots below)
    Note   Note
    Your current default keyboard layout will have (default) next to it.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17083, you will need to click/tap on Typing on the left side, click/tap on the Advanced keyboard settings link on the right side, and select the default keyboard layout you want..
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    3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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

    Note   Note
    To see more usage options for the Set-WinUserLanguageList command, see: Set-WinUserLanguageList | Windows Docs

    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 keyboard layouts you have added. (see screenshot below)

    Get-WinUserLanguageList

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    3. Type the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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

    Note   Note
    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
    warning   Warning
    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,
    Shawn


  1.    4 Weeks Ago #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)

    oneLess
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       4 Weeks Ago #2

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