How to Change U.S. Keyboard Settings to U.K. Settings

Typing on a keyboard with an English (United States) language layout when you're a native of the United Kingdom, a country that uses the English language, but has a different keyboard layout, could be extremely difficult. When you're typing, you may find yourself searching for the right keys like a small child or a person who has never learnt to type. To get your keyboard set up to what's comfortable for you, you can easily change the keyboard layout from the taskbar.

Right-click on the taskbar and click on "Toolbars."

Click on "Language bar." If this option doesn't appear on the menu, you only have one language on your computer. Refer to the steps in Section 2 to add languages to your computer. If you have to add "English (United Kingdom)," you may have to restart your computer before you can change the keyboard layout.

Click on "Input language."

Select "English (United Kingdom)" from the list of languages.

Click on "Keyboard layout" and select the "English (United Kingdom)" keyboard layout and apply the changes.

Click on the "Start" icon.

Click on "Control Panel."

Click on "Clock, Language, and Region."

Click on "Regional and Language Options."

Click on the "Keyboards and Languages" tab and click on "Change keyboards..."

Click on "Add..." in the "Installed Services" section.

Select "English (United Kingdom)" on the list and check each of the entries under "Keyboard" and "Other," and then click on "OK" to close the menu.

Click on "Apply" and "OK" to add "English (United Kingdom)" to your computer.

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