is an integral part of a computer, and it comes with many varied layouts. Of the many types of keyboards, the QWERTY
and the AZERTY
keyboards are the most widely used.
This tutorial will introduce you to these two types of keyboards and then show you how to change from one to another.
What is a QWERTY Keyboard?
QWERTY keyboards, also known as Sholes
keyboards, refer to the five consecutive letters on the upper left corner of the keypad. This type of keyboard bears the layout used for Latin languages and is the most common keyboard used in the United States:
What is an AZERTY Keyboard?
An AZERTY keyboard is the most common type of keyboard used in France. The letters are also found in a consecutive sequence on the upper left corner of the keypad:
How To Change Your Keyboard Language
Go to the Start
menu, and open Control Panel
Choose Clock, Language and Region
, and select Regional and Language Options
. In the Installed Services
section, click Add
If your keyboard language is set to French
(AZERTY), change it to English US/UK
, and if your keyboard is set to English
(QWERTY), change the language to French
In the Keyboard
section, choose QWERTY
, and click OK
Once you apply the changes, your keyboard language should be changed.
How To Unblock Your Keyboard from AZERTY Mode
If you would like to revert your keyboard from AZERTY mode to QWERTY mode, click the Start
menu > Settings
> Time, Language, and Region
Click Modify keyboards or other input methods
. Select the keyboard that you wish to delete, then click Delete
NumLock Function Locked on Laptop
If you have found that your keyboard's language has been inadvertently switched, the issue may also be related to your NumLock function being locked.
To unlock it, press the NumLock
button on your keyboard. Some models may require one of the following key combinations: Fn
How To Quickly Switch Between QWERTY and AZERTY Keyboards
You can also rapidly navigate between QWERTY and AZERTY keyboard settings by using any of the following key combinations: ALT
, or — if you are using an AZERTY keyboard — Shift
+ Alt Gr
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Latest update on April 18, 2018 at 02:00 AM by Swarnkanta.