How to Add or Remove Keyboard Layout in Windows 11?

Windows 11 allows you to set up and then add a new keyboard layout on your PC. You can quickly search, install, and add new keyboard layouts in multiple languages on your system. After adding your favorite keyboard layouts, you can easily switch from one layout to another using the taskbar. In the future, if you don’t wish to use any keyboard layouts, you can easily remove them from your system.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on installing and removing the keyboard layout in Windows 11.

How to Add Keyboard Layout in Windows 11?

To add a new keyboard layout on Windows 11, do the following basic steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select Time & language category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. After that, click on the Language & region option in the right sidebar.

Step 4. Next, under the Language section, select the pre-installed language pack and click on the three-dot menu beside it.

Step 5. Then, select Language options.

Step 6. Click on the Add a keyboard button under the Keyboards section beside the “Installed keyboards” option.

Step 7. From the pop-up lists, please select the desired keyboard layout to install it.

After completing the above steps, the keyboard will be installed and appear under the “Keyboards” section.

Similarly, you can add multiple new keyboard layouts in Windows 11.

How to Install New Keyboard Layouts in Regional Languages in Windows 11?

You can install new keyboard layouts in your regional or preferred languages on Windows 11. For instance, Afrikan, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and more. You can browse through various keyboard layouts and then install the one you like on your Windows PC. To install new keyboard layouts in a specific language in Windows 11, do the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select Time & language category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. After that, click on the Language & region option in the right sidebar.

Step 4. Next, under the Language section, click on the Add a language button beside the “Preferred languages” option.

Step 5. After that, type your regional language name in the search box you want to install on your PC. Select the language by clicking on that and then press the Next button.

Step 6. Check or uncheck the optional features like text-to-speech, speech recognition, and handwriting on the following screen. When you’re done, click the Install button.

Now all the regional keyboards will appear under the Language section. If you need more regional keyboards, repeat the above steps to install them.

How to Open and Switch between Keyboard Layouts in Windows 11?

There are several ways to open and switch between keyboard layouts in Windows 11. We will review those methods that are easy to use.

When you add keyboard layouts, it appears in the system tray on the taskbar. Simply click on the name of the keyboard layout on the taskbar and switch between keyboard layouts as per your needs.

Alternatively, press Windows + Spacebar from the keyboard to quickly switch between keyboard layouts.

How to Remove Keyboard Layout in Windows 11?

If you want to remove a particular keyboard layout in Windows 11, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select Time & language category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. After that, click on the Language & region option in the right sidebar.

Step 4. Next, under the Language section, select the three-dot menu beside language and then click Language options.

Step 5. Now, scroll down a bit to view the Keyboards section.

Step 6. Select a keyboard layout you want to remove. After that, click on the three-dot menu beside the keyboard layout you want to remove.

Step 7. Select the Remove option from the drop-down menu.

Previous articleHow to Know if HDR is Supported on a Windows 11 PC?
Next articleHow to Rename Sound Devices on Windows 11 or 10?

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here