How to Add, Remove or Change keyboard layout in Windows 11

To change the keyboard language or change the preferred languages in a specific app, you need to change the keyboard layout in Windows 11.

If you have installed Windows 11 in a particular language, then that language’s keyboard layout will also be added after installation.

It is not difficult to change the keyboard layout in Windows 11. You can also add or remove keyboard layouts. Press and hold the Windows key on your keyboard and press the space bar to change the keyboard layout.

It’s even simpler by clicking on the keyboard layout notation in the taskbar. You will only see this notation if multiple keyboard layouts are installed in Windows 11.

This article tells you how to add, remove and switch between the installed keyboard layouts.

How to Add, Remove, or switching keyboard layouts in Windows 11

How to add a keyboard layout

Right-click on the Start button. Click Settings in the menu. On the left side of the menu, click Time & Language, and then click Language & Region.

In the Language & Region settings, under Language, click the Preferred Languages tile and click the keyboard language you want, then click Language Options (ellipses or 3 dots).

Language options in Windows 11

To add a keyboard input language, click the “Add a keyboard” button. Then click on the input language you wish to add.

Add a keyboard language in Windows 11

How to delete a keyboard layout

Should you wish to change a keyboard layout, click on the 3 dots to the right of the installed keyboard and click Remove. You cannot remove the keyboard when there is only one keyboard installed.

Remove keyboard layout in Windows 11

How to Switching between keyboard layouts

Then to choose the keyboard layout you just added, press Windows keys + the space bar. You can also click on the Keyboard Layout button under the system icons and select the keyboard layout or input language.

Keyboard layout switcher in the taskbar in Windows 11

I hope this has helped you. Thanks for reading!

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