If you want to type text in other languages ​​on your laptop computer, then you need to change the keyboard language settings on your computer. This article will introduce the method and specific steps to change the keyboard language in Windows 10 and 11 system.How-to-change-keyboard-language-on-windows-10

Change keyboard language on Windows 10

  1. Click the “Start” button to open the start menu, then click “Settings” to enter the setting interface (or press “Windows + I” to enter the setting interface)
  2. Click “Time and Language”,
  3. Click “Language” on the left side of the window
  4. Click “Add Language” after “Preferred Language”
  5. Search for the language you want to set in the search box, click it after you find it, then click “Install”, then it will appear in your language list
  6. Click Language, select “Options”
  7. Scroll down to find “Keyboard”, click “Add Keyboard”,
  8. Find the desired keyboard language layout and click it to finish adding
  9. Click the language control bar in the lower right corner to select the keyboard layout you want to use with the language

Change keyboard language on Windows 11

The steps for changing the language keyboard in Windows 11 and Windows 10 are very similar, with only some minor differences in how they are described or presented.

  1. Click the “Start” button to open the start menu, then click “Settings” to enter the setting interface (or press “Windows + I” to enter the setting interface)
  2. Click “Time and Language”
  3. Click the “Language and Region” column in the second row
  4. Click “Add Language” after “Preferred Language”
  5. Search for the language you want to set in the search box, click it after you find it, then click “Install”, then it will appear in your language list
  6. Click “…” next to the language and select “Language Options”
  7. Find “Keyboard”, click “Add Keyboard” behind the installed keyboard,
  8. Find the desired keyboard language layout and click it to finish adding
  9. Click the language control bar in the lower right corner to select the keyboard layout you want to use with the language

Through the above method, you can change your keyboard to the international language or the language you want to set on Windows 10 or 11. After setting, you can use the mouse to click the language bar or shortcut keys to change the language and keyboard layout. Among them, “ctrl + shift” can quickly switch the keyboard layout; “alt + shift” can quickly switch the keyboard, that is, the keyboard language.

If you want to delete the keyboard language and make your keyboard language back to normal style, you can do it by switching the language layout or deleting the redundant language layout.

How to remove keyboard layouts on Windows 10?

  1. Click the “Start” button to open the start menu, then click “Settings” to enter the setting interface (or press “Windows + I” to enter the setting interface)
  2. Click “Time and Language”,
  3. Click on the “Region and Language” column on the left
  4. Click “Language” on the left side of the window
  5. Click on the language you want to change
  6. Click “Options” under Language
  7. Click on the keyboard layout you want to delete
  8. Click the “Remove” option under Keyboard Layout

If you want to delete the keyboard language and change your keyboard language back to the normal style, please repeat steps 1-5, and then click “Remove option” to delete the keyboard language and all keyboard layouts under the language, leaving only the original normal language and keyboard layout.

FAQ:

How do I remove the English US keyboard from Windows 10 or 11?

A separate US keyboard cannot be deleted. You need to add a language first, and then move the added language up as the preferred language before deleting the US keyboard. Proceed as follows:

  • Remove from Windows 10

1. Click the “Start” button to open the start menu, then click “Settings” to enter the setting interface (or press “Windows + I” to enter the setting interface)
2. Click “Time and Language”,
3. Click the “Language and Region” column in the second row
4. Click “Add Language” after “Preferred Language”
5. Search for the language you want to set in the search box, click it after you find it, then click “Install”, then it will appear in your language list
6. Click on US keyboard
7. Select “Remove”

  • Remove from Windows 11

Compared to Windows 10, removing the English US keyboard on Windows 11 has an additional step of setting the new language as the preferred language.
1. Click the “Start” button to open the start menu, then click “Settings” to enter the setting interface (or press “Windows + I” to enter the setting interface)
2. Click “Time and Language”,
3. Click the “Language and Region” column in the second row
4. Click “Add Language” after “Preferred Language”
5. Search for the language you want to set in the search box, click it after you find it, then click “Install”, then it will appear in your language list
6. Click “…” next to the language, select “↑Move up”, and set it as the preferred language
7. Click “…” behind the US keyboard and select “Remove”

How do I switch between languages ​​on my keyboard?

If your keyboard has more than two languages ​​or keyboard layouts, you can use the mouse to click the language bar to change the language and keyboard layout. In addition, the shortcut “ctrl + shift” can quickly switch the keyboard layout; the shortcut “alt + shift” can quickly switch the keyboard, that is, the keyboard language.

How can I type in English keyboard?

If you want to use the English keyboard to input, please click the language bar to switch to the English US keyboard, and then you can input English. If you do not have an English keyboard, you need to add the English language in the language section of the computer, and then switch to the English US keyboard. For specific steps, please refer to the above method.

How do I show the language bar on my PC?

If your computer does not have a language bar or the language bar suddenly disappears, you can try the following methods. It is worth noting that the language bar will only appear if there are more than 2 keyboards or languages, if there is only one language, please add a new language.

  • Method 1

1. Right-click an empty space on the taskbar below the desktop, and select “Toolbars” from the pop-up menu.
2. Find the “Language Bar” in the expanded menu, if it is not checked, then left-click it to check it, and then the language bar icon will appear on the desktop.

  • Method 2

1. Press win+R at the same time to open the run window of the computer, enter “control panel” in “Open” and click “OK” to open the control panel.
2. Click “Regional and Language Options”, open the second tab “Language”, and click “Details” in the “Text Service and Input Language” column.
3. Find the “Language Bar” at the bottom of the window and click it.
4. Select the “Show language bar on desktop” check box.
5. If the “Language Bar” mentioned in step 4 is gray and cannot be clicked, then you need to click the second tab “Advanced” on this page, and then uncheck “Turn off advanced text services” in “System Configuration” “.
6. Repeat step 4

  • Method 3

1. If the above two solutions cannot solve the problem that the language bar is missing, you can check whether there is ctfmon.exe in the current system process (this is the text service of the windows system)
2. Right-click on the taskbar at the bottom of the desktop, left-click on “Task Manager” (you can also press ctrl+alt+delete to open it)
2. Select the second tab “Processes”
3. Click on the “Image Name” tab, in alphabetical order
4. Check if there is ctfmon.exe, if not, click “File” on the task manager, and click “Run” to create a new task
5. Enter ctfmon.exe and press Enter.
6. If the prompt is wrong, basically the ctfmon.exe file of the machine is damaged or missing.
7. You can copy the ctfmon.exe file to another computer or download it from the Internet, and then copy it to the C:\windows\system32 folder.

 

Relate:

1. What does fn on a keyboard mean and what does it do?

2. How to copy and paste with keyboard on windows PC computer?

3. What is a tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard?

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