Switch a Keyboard Layout in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, VisiHow, Eng

Hi! You're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how switch the keyboard layout on Windows 8 computers. The first thing that we need to do is enable several layouts for a language. In this tutorial, we have already enabled three languages, but they each have a single layout.

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    To add a keyboard layout to a language, we need to open up the charms bar by moving the mouse cursor to the upper-right corner of the screen
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    Then, we need to click "Settings"
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    Once we are in the settings, we need to click "Change PC settings"
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    Then, we need to click "Time and language"
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    Then, we need to click "Region and language"
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    Once we're in the menu, all of the languages will be displayed on the right side of the screen.
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    Now, to add a language layout, we need to simply first choose a language
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    In this case, "English (United States)" is clicked. In this case, it's set to the United States English layout.
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    To change the layout, we need to click "Options"
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    Then, we click "Add a keyboard"
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    We will have a lot of options.
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    Let's go ahead and select "United Kingdom Extended", for example
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    Once we've done this, the language layout will be added to the keyboard.
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    We go back to the desktop
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    Then, we click the language bar
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    We will see that we will have one more option. In this video, the first is "English (United States)" and the next is "English (United States)" but with "United Kingdom Extended keyboard".
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    So to choose a keyboard layout, we simply click it
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This concludes our tutorial on how to switch the keyboard layout on Windows 8 computers. Thank you for watching VisiHow! If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: VisiHow, Lukward Thomason

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