[Tutorial] How To Add More Keyboard Layouts In Windows 8

When you install Windows 8 for the first time, the default keyboard layout will be English (United States). If you need to use a different keyboard layout, you can easily add new ones in Windows 8, and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.

To get started follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press Win+C on your keyboard to lunch the Charm bar and then choose Settings.

Step 2: Now select Change PC Settings.

Step 3: From left pane select the General section.

Step 4: From the right pane, under Language, click on Language preferences link.

Step 5: When new window opens up, under your default keyboard layout click on Options located on the right side.

Step 6: Under Input method, click on Add an input method link.

Step 7: From the list of available input methods, select your keyboard layout and then click on the Add button.

Step 8: Now, click on the Save button located in bottom right.

Step 9: A small option menu will appear inside your system tray (next to your clock), allowing you to switch between keyboards you have previously configured.

Step 10: Repeat above steps if you wish to add additional keyboard layouts.

Visit our Windows 8 tutorial section for more tips and tricks.

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Boris Zegarac is Staff Writer at TheTechJournal. He is our Tutorial Expert. He is a web developer and web designer who is also interested in Computers and Smartphones. You can follow him at his Google + profile page

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