How to Add, Change or Remove Keyboard Layouts in Windows 11

Windows 11 lets you add multiple keyboard layouts and switch between these layouts as per your requirements. You can type in any language you like and instantly switch to another. If you no longer want a particular layout and save the space it uses, you can even remove it. All these are possible with some very simple steps.

This article explains in detail how you can add a different keyboard layout in your Windows, switch between keyboard layouts and to remove layouts that are no longer required.

How to Add Keyboard Layouts

Step 1: Press WIN and I keys together to launch the Settings app. Click on the Time & language tab on the left side and on the right side, click on language & region.

 

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Step 2: Under the Preferred languages section, click on the 3 horizontal dots icon associated with your default language.

 

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Step 3: Click on Language options from the expanded menu.

 

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Step 4: Now scroll all the way down to find the section Keyboards. Click on Add a keyboard button there.

 

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Step 5: You can scroll through the list of keyboard layouts and choose the one you want.

 

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That’s it. If you check your Keyboards section again, you will see that your new keyboard layout is now added.

 

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How to Change Keyboard Layouts

Now that you have added your new keyboard layout, you can easily switch between the available keyboard layouts.

For that, click on the Input Indicator icon on the bottom right corner of the taskbar. From the expanded menu of available keyboard layouts, choose the keyboard layout that you want to switch to.

 

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Once you choose a keyboard layout, you can start typing using the layout you chose.

How to Remove Keyboard Layouts

Please follow the steps below to remove a keyboard layout.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app by pressing WIN and I keys together. On the left pane, click on Time & language option and on the right pane, click on Language & region.

 

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Step 2: Under the Preferred languages section, look for your default language and click on the 3 horizontal dots.

 

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Step 3: As next, click on Language options.

 

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Step 4: Scroll down and find the keyboards¬†section. Click on the 3 horizontal dots icon associated with the keyboard you want to remove. From the expanded menu, click on the Remove button. That’s it.

 

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