In Windows, you canÂ change your keyboard layoutÂ to type in another language or input method you want to use..
The language of your keyboard layout controls the characters that appear on your screen when you type. By using the different layouts, you can type all the characters for the language, including diacritics such as the umlaut (Ă¤) in German and the tilde (Ă±) in Spanish.
When youÂ add a language, the default keyboard layout for the language will be installed by default.
You can install additionalÂ keyboardsÂ for language-specific key layouts and input options. Adding an input language lets you set a language-preference order for websites and apps, as well as change your keyboard language.
If you want to use an input method that’s different than the first one on your language list, then you can set a default input method override.
The default input method override setting specifies a default input method for the current user account. If no override setting is used, the input method is dynamically determined from the language list of the current user account.
Your defaultÂ keyboard layoutÂ or input method is the one thatâ€™s automatically used at sign in with the language you see Windows in (for example, the QWERTY keyboard for American English). You can still manuallyÂ change your keyboard layoutÂ with a specified default input method override.
This tutorial will show you how to set a default input method override for your account in Windows 11.