HOW TO CHANGE KEYBOARD LAYOUT




HOW TO CHANGE KEYBOARD LAYOUT

WINDOWS 8

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen,
move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)

Enter language, choose Settings, and then tap or click Add a language.

Choose the language that you want to add a keyboard layout to, tap or
click Options next to the language name, and then tap or click Add an input method.

Browse the input method list or use the search box to look for the keyboard
layout you want to use.

Double-tap or double-click the keyboard layout, and then tap or click Save.

WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA

Click Start
type intl.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
On the Keyboards and Language tab, click Change keyboards.
Click Add.
Expand the language that you want. For example, expand French (Canada).
Expand Keyboard list, click to select the Canadian French check box, and then click OK.
In the options, click View Layout to compare the layout with the actual keyboard.
In the Default input language list, click French (Canada) – Canadian French,
and then click OK two times.
In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.
Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer
over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
Click the Language bar, and then click FR French (Canada).

WINDOWS XP

Click Start , type intl.cpl in the Run box, and then press ENTER.
On the Languages tab, click Details.
Under Installed services, click Add.
In the Input language list, select the language that you want. For example,
select French (Canada) .
In the Keyboard layout/IME list, click Canadian French, and then click OK .
In the Select one of the installed input languages to use when you start your
computer list, click French (Canada) – Canadian French, and then click OK.
In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, click OK.
Note The Language bar appears on the taskbar. When you rest the mouse pointer
over this bar, a tooltip appears that describes the active keyboard layout.
Click the Language bar, and then click French (Canada).

MAC OS X Lion

From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
Click Users & Groups to display the pane (or choose User & Groups from the View menu).
If the lock icon in the lower-left corner of the window is closed, click it,
then enter the name and password of an administrator to unlock it.
Click Login Options.
Select the “Show Input menu in login window” checkbox.
From the Apple menu, choose Log Out.
At the login window, click the Input menu (shows the name of the currently selected
input source next to a keyboard icon) in the upper-right corner of the screen,
then select the desired input source or keyboard layout. If you don’t see the input
source you are looking for, move the pointer over Other Input Sources,
then select the input source from the complete list that appears.

Mac OS X v10.4 through 10.6.8

From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
Click Accounts to display the pane (or choose Accounts from the View menu).
If the lock icon in the lower-left corner of the window is closed, click it,
then enter the name and password of an administrator to unlock it.
Click Login Options.
Select the “Show Input menu in login window” checkbox.
From the Apple menu, choose Log Out.
At the login window, click the name or flag icon of the currently selected
keyboard layout (it appears below the name of the computer), then select
the desired keyboard layout. If you don’t see the keyboard layout you are
looking for, move the pointer over Other Sources, then select the keyboard
layout from the complete list that appears.

Mac OS X v10.3.9 or earlier

Enable the root user. To learn how to do this, see Enabling and using
the ‘root’ user in Mac OS X.
From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
Click Accounts (or click Login if you use Mac OS X v10.1.5 or earlier).
Click Login Options (or click the Login Window tab if you use
Mac OS X v10.1.5 or earlier).
Next to “Display Login Window as,” select the “Name and password” option
if it isn’t already selected.
Quit System Preferences.
From the Apple menu, choose Log Out.
Log back in to your computer by typing root in the Name field.
Enter the password you used when enabling the root user, then click Log In.
From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
Click International to display the pane.
Click the Input Menu tab.
Select the checkbox next to the desired keyboard layout or input method.
Scroll through the list and deselect the checkbox (remove the check mark)
next to all unwanted keyboard layouts and input methods. If more than
one keyboard layout is checked, you must choose the one you want to use
at the login window from the input menu on the menu bar.
From the Apple menu, choose Log Out.

UBUNTU

Click the Settings button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
This will open the power and settings menu.
Select “System Settings”.
Click “Text Entry”. It may also be labeled “Language & Text” or “Keyboard Layout”
Click the “+” button beneath the list of installed keyboard layouts.
Choose the layout that you want to add to Ubuntu.
Click .Add to add it to your list of layouts.
Note the keyboard shortcuts. The “Switch to next source” and “Switch to
previous source” shortcuts allow you to quickly cycle through your
enabled layouts. You can select each one and set a new shortcut if you’d like.

Note: If you’re using a Windows keyboard, the “Super” key is usually mapped to ⊞ Win.
Change your layout. After enabling the keyboard shortcuts, you have two ways
to change the keyboard layout:

Click the Language button in the Ubuntu menu bar and select the
layout you want from the list.

Click the Language button and select “Show Layout Chart”.
This will show you which keys on your keyboard are assigned to which characters.


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