by Barry Dysert
(last updated November 16, 2015)
While Dvorak keyboards are not enormously popular, there are quite a few out there. If you have one and want to tell Windows to use it, proceed as follows if you are using Windows 8 or Windows 10.
Figure 1. The Language page of the Control Panel.
Figure 2. The Language Options page of the Control Panel.
If you are using Windows 7 the steps are a bit different:
Figure 3. The Keyboards and Languages tab of the Region and Language dialog box.
Figure 4. The General tab of the Text Services and Input Languages dialog box.
Figure 5. The Add Input Language dialog box.
When you restart Windows, the Dvorak keyboard settings will be loaded into Windows and available for use.
This tip (12663) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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