It is very common that keyboard changes or gets out of control in Windows. In general, they tend to switch languages, either to English or any other. This ends up becoming a serious problem for users since it is completely misconfigured, preventing them from using it.
Despite this, it is possible to return it to its normal state, and that is taking it back to Spanish is a fairly simple and fast procedure but, keep in mind that this will vary depending on the Windows from your computer. It is important to mention that this problem can occur because the keyboard has been misconfigured or it is new and has a different configuration.
According to all this, and to the different problems that users present daily for this reason, here we are going to explain how you can change the language of your computer’s keyboard for both Windows versions 10, 7 and 8 in an easy and fast way. To do this, you will only have to follow the steps and tricks that we will explain below:
Steps and tricks to change keyboard writing language on Windows PC
It is also important to mention that on many occasions it is necessary to change the language according to what you need to write for, you must bear in mind that any keyboard can be configured in different languages, either Portuguese, English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, among many others.
The configuration of it it will basically depend on the Windows you are using, here we will teach you how to carry out this process step by step both for Windows 10, 7 and 8.
On Windows 10
Currently W10 will allow you to make different configurations on your keyboard, one of them is the language setting, something ideal for those moments where it is changed by some mistake and ends up becoming a problem.
There are several ways to do it, but there one way with which you will not have to do all the configuration to select the language of your preference, is to create an access through the combination of keys. This will allow you to switch between two languages and another in real time where you can carry it out using only two or three keys.
To perform this procedure you will only have to follow the steps that We will explain below:
- The first thing you have to do is make sure that your keyboard has several available configurations, for this you will have to follow this path: “Control Panel”> “Time and Language”> “Region and Language”.
- Once you are in the section of “Region and Languages” you are going to click “Advanced” in the sidebar.
- Once you are in this window, you will go down with the “Mouse” until you get the option of “Change input methods.”
- The following will appear at the bottom of the box “Change Language bar hot Keys” you are going to double-click to open the new window of “Text services and input languages”.
- Within the tab “Advanced” you will find a box that has the different languages that are available for the keyboard.
- The next thing you have to do is add a key combination to each of them to create the direct access.
- To do this you just have to select the language box and “Change text sequence”.
- Keep in mind that this combination can be done with any key, either “Control + Shift” “Ctrl + Shift + number” among others.
This will allow you to change the keyboard language simply by marking the key combination that you have selected for each of them. This will allow you perform this action in seconds.
In Windows 7
In this version of Windows 7 you will also be able to carry out this function in an easy and fast way. In such a way, that you will be able to change the language at the time you want without many complications, for this you just have to follow these steps:
- You have to click “Start” and then in “Control Panel”.
- Once you are inside “Control Panel” you will double click on the icon “Regional and language settings”.
- When you are in this section you have to double click on the option “Keyboards and languages”.
- Next you will have to select the button “Change keyboard”.
- Now in the window “Text services and input languages” you are going to use the drop-down menu, in which you have to select an installed language.
You must bear in mind that within “Text services and input languages” It is possible that the language you are looking for cannot be found, if this is the case, you must install it to be able to use it, for this you will have to do the following.
- You must double click on the option “Add”.
- Then you have to select “Add input language”, there you will see a list with several languages, you have to select the one you want.
- Now you have to click on the sign “+” which is next to the language that you have selected so this is add.
- Select the sign “+” that appears next to “Keyboard” in the sub menu.
- You will click on the box next to the icorrect language to select it.
- Finally you will click on “To accept”.
Once this is done, the new language will have already been added to your list, to select it you must enter again “Text services and input languages” there you go to the drop-down menu and choose the language you have installed.
- Once the language has already been selected, you are going to double click on “Apply” and finally in “to accept”.
- To complete all this procedure you just have to go to the window of “Regional and Language Options” and there you will select the option “Apply” and finally “To accept”.
Once this is done, the language change will have been carried out successfully.
In Windows 8 and 8.1
In some cases the keyboards when they are new usually already bring a type of default language and it is possible that this is not the one you are needing or for some specific reason it has been misconfigured and now you do not know how to use it or how reprogram it to your language.
Taking into account that when this happens, we do not know in which keys they have been the symbols or the letters themselves. If you are a user of Windows 8 and 8.1 Here we will explain how you can solve this type of problem.
For these versions there is the possibility that you can add all the languages you think necessary so that later with a few simple steps you can select the one that is necessary. To be able to carry out all this procedure you just have to follow these steps:
- The first thing you have to do is move the “Mouse” for the “Property bar”.
- There you will click “Setting”
- Now you have to select the option “Change PC settings” this is at the bottom of the screen.
- Then a new window will open “setting” There a menu will appear on the left side where you will select the option “Time and language”.
- Once you are in this section you will enter “Region and language”.
- Inside the window “Region and languages” you must click on the default language. It is very likely that you will appear “Spanish or English” and then you click “Options”.
- Now you will be sent to a new window within the same menu of “Setting”. There you will find a section of “Keyboard” where you are going to enter.
- Here it will appear “Add a keyboard” where you will double click. There you will see a list with several languages, you just have to select the one you want to have. Keep in mind that you can select multiple languages to have them added to the list.
- Once you have selected the language you want, you have to close the window of “setting”.
- Then you can open a Excel or Word document where you will carry out the language change.
- When you are inside the word document you’re going to press the keys “Windows + Bar + Space” where a pop-up window with available languages that have been added. There you have to select language you want to have simply by clicking on it.
What shortcuts can we use to change the keyboard language directly with the keys?
As already mentioned above it is possible to change the keyboard language by simply pressing some key combinations, these can be just two or three keys. It’s important to put attention on these combinations also depend on the Windows versions, therefore, they may vary.
Some of the shortcuts that we can use to change the language are the following:
- “Control + Shift “ for Windows 10.
- “Ctrl + Shift + number” for Windows 10.
- “Windows + Bar + Space” for Windows 8.
- “Control +” for Windows 7.
- “Control + ñ” for Windows 7.
*Note: In some cases, we will have to create and customize our own keyboard shortcuts to be able to access them.
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