How to Make a Spanish Keyboard on a Dell Inspiron

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How to Make a Spanish Keyboard on a Dell Inspiron
You can switch from an English to a Spanish keyboard in the Control Panel of your Dell Inspiron. (keyboard image by Horticulture from

If the default keyboard language on your Dell Inspiron is English, you can change the keyboard language settings to Spanish or another language in order to use non-English symbols. A Spanish keyboard on a Dell Inspiron allows users to easily insert Spanish accent marks and other non-English symbols and punctuation like the tilde over the "n." If you are starting up a new Dell Inspiron for the first time, you can establish region and language settings that will be the default for all functions on the computer. After that, making a Spanish keyboard on your Dell Inspiron is a simple switch in your Control Panel settings.

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  1. 1

    Go to "Start" and open the Control Panel on your Dell Inspiron.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Clock, Language, Region" icon.

  3. 3

    Find "Region and Language Options," and click on "Change Keyboards."

  4. 4

    Click on "Add" in the next window. You can make one of two choices, both of which provide Spanish accents and punctuation on your keyboard. The first is to select Spanish, and choose your country (you can choose Spanish, United States). The other option is to select English, United States International.

  5. 5

    Once you have added the language (Spanish or United States International), select that language under "Default input language" and click "OK."

  6. 6

    Test your new keyboard settings. Try typing a few accented vowels, like á or ú, by striking the apostrophe key and the letter key. For example, ' + a = á. See "Tips" for ways to type other letters and symbols.

Tips and warnings

  • Type ~ + n to make ñ.
  • Type " + u to make ü.
  • Type "Alt" (hold down) + ! to make ¡.
  • Type "Alt" (hold down) + ? to make ?.

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