How to change keyboard from QWERTY to AZERTY ?


Changing the keyboard layout on a computer can be done in a few simple steps. If you are used to using a QWERTY keyboard and want to switch to an AZERTY keyboard, or vice versa, you can do so by changing the keyboard layout in the operating system settings.

For Windows:

Windows 11:

To change the keyboard layout in Windows 11:

  1. Go to the Settings.
    Windows 11 settings
  2. Navigate to Time & language
  3. Choose the Language & region on the right.
    Windows 11 - language region
  4. Click the three-dotted menu button next to the language and select Language options
  5. Under the Keyboards section, click the Add a keyboard button in the Installed keyboards setting.
  6. Choose the desired keyboard layout to add to Windows 11.
    Windows 11 - add azerty keyboard

To switch to the new keyboard layout:

  1. Click the Keyboard layout icon in the Taskbar (bottom right).
    Keyboard layout icon
  2. Choose the new keyboard layout.

Windows 10:

To change the keyboard layout from QWERTY to AZERTY in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and click on the Settings icon (it looks like a gear).
  2. Click on Time & Language and then on Language.
  3. Click on your current language, then click Options.
    Windows 10 - Preferred language
  4. Click on Add a keyboard and select AZERTY from the list of available keyboards.
    Windows 10 - Add keyboard
  5. Click on the new AZERTY keyboard to select it as the default.

Windows 8.1:

To change the keyboard layout from QWERTY to AZERTY in Windows 8.1, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Start button and select Control Panel
  2. Click on Clock, Language, and Region
  3. Click on Language
  4. Click on Advanced settings
  5. Under Overwrite default input method click on Add an input method
  6. Select AZERTY from the list of available keyboard layouts.
  7. Click OK to save the changes.

You can also use the following steps to switch between keyboard layouts:

  1. Right-click on the taskbar and select Toolbars.
  2. Click on Language bar
  3. Click on the language icon in the system tray to switch between available keyboard layouts.

Now you should be able to type in AZERTY layout.

For Mac:

  1. Go to System Preferences.
  2. Click on Keyboard.
  3. Click on Input Sources.
  4. Click the “+” button to add a new input source.
  5. Select the desired keyboard layout from the list and click Add.
  6. The new keyboard layout will now be added to the list of available input methods.
  7. To switch between different keyboard layouts, click the flag icon in the menu bar and select the desired layout.

For Linux:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Click on Keyboard.
  3. Click on Layout.
  4. Click the “+” button to add a new layout.
  5. Select the desired keyboard layout from the list and click Add.
  6. The new keyboard layout will now be added to the list of available input methods.
  7. To switch between different keyboard layouts, click the keyboard icon in the panel and select the desired layout.

Conclusion

In conclusion, changing the keyboard layout from AZERTY to QWERTY, or vice versa, is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the instructions provided above, you can easily switch between different keyboard layouts and enjoy typing in your preferred layout.

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